Super-regional CPA and business advisory firm Plante & Moran said that it would merge in BKR Dupuis & Ryden, a Flint, Mich.-based concern, effective July 1. Terms were not disclosed. Going forward, the firm will operate under the brand Plante & Moran PLLC. The union with BKR adds seven partners, 60 staff and $7.5 million in revenue to Plante & Moran. Bill Hermann, P&M's managing partner, said that the marriage with BKR "closes the gap" in the firm's geographic footprint in mid-Michigan, better positioning it in the Flint, Saginaw and midland corridor markets. Established in Flint in 1932, BKR is the among the oldest and largest accounting firms in the Flint area. Plante & Moran will operate out of BKR Dupuis & Ryden's Flint offices, while staffers from BKR's offices in Ann Arbor will relocate to Plante & Moran's office there. The addition of BKR boosts Plante & Moran to a total of 204 partners, a total staff of 1,450 and annual revenue of roughly $210 million. Plante & Moran ranked No. 15 on Accounting Today's 2005 Top 100 Firms ranking.

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