Top 100 Firm Schneider Downs has entered an agreement to merge with the investment banking and management consulting company, The Meridian Group. As a result of the new combination, the firm will take on the new name Schneider Downs Meridian LP.

Founded in 1998, The Meridian Group is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Penn., and provides services nationally, with a particular concentration in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Upstate New York and the Mid-Atlantic Region. These service areas will only be strengthened by Schneider Downs Columbus office. The firm specializes in providing, corporate workout/turnaround management services, financing, management consulting and merger and acquisition consulting.

The merger increases Schneider Downs’ expertise in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and due diligence, and will immediately expand the firm’s business advisory services with corporate workout/turnaround management experience and debt refinancing.

“Under the direction of Margaret Good and her team, The Meridian Group has earned a national reputation as a premier provider of workout and turnaround management assignments,” stated Joel Rosenthal, Practice Unit leader of Business Advisory services at Schneider Downs. “We are thrilled that they will be collectively joining our firm and expanding the services we can offer to our clients. This is a great fit in terms of services, experience and team chemistry. We look forward to joining our teams together.”

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