Thomson Tax & Accounting has acquired Gear Up Inc., a Vancouver, Wash. provider of training and continuing professional education for tax and accounting practitioners.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Steve Ball, formerly chief operations officer for Gear Up, has been hired as director of operations and will continue to run the company's day-to-day operations.

Gear Up's offerings include its flagship two-day "Form 1040 Individual Tax" and a nationwide "Business Entities Tax" seminar, as well as other live courses and self-study solutions.

"Adding Gear Up to Thomson's offerings will provide Thomson Tax & Accounting with an instructor-lead-training capability, which is national in scope and an important component in providing overall CPE solutions to the professional accounting market," said Peter Warwick, president and chief executive officer of Thomson Tax & Accounting.

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