ATLANTA

Aarons Grant & Habif merges in Donner, Weiser & Associates

Details: Aarons Grant & Habif LLC merged Donner, Weiser & Associates into its Atlanta-based practice in July, increasing the firm's size to over 75 professionals. All 10 DWA professionals were retained, including four partners. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

HAWAII

PKF Pacific Hawaii buys Grant Thornton's Hawaii practice

Details: PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP has acquired Grant Thornton LLP's Honolulu office, re-establishing a Hawaii presence for PKF North America and PKF International. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

KANSAS

BKD buys Grant Thornton's Wichita health care practice

Details: BKD has acquired Grant Thornton's hospital and health care auditing practice in Wichita, adding eight people and doubling the size of its health care auditing practice. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Gilpin sells practice

Details: Tax and accounting firm Davis & Bellomo has acquired the accounting practice of Gordon Gilpin, CPA, a sole practitioner in Leawood. Gilpin, who is 68 and wants to retire at 70, interviewed 12 firms before selecting Davis & Bellomo. He has begun working from the firm's Overland Park offices as a consultant. This is Davis & Bellomo's first acquisition.

KENTUCKY

Mountjoy Chilton merges in Hawkins

Details: Mountjoy Chilton Medley has merged in Louisville-based Hawkins Co. CPAs LLC. This merger brings Mountjoy Chilton Medley's employee count to approximately 240 and the number of CPAs to over 130. The firm has offices in Louisville, Lexington, Covington, Frankfort and Bowling Green. Hawkins Co. CPAs was formed in August 2005, and had 15 employees.

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