Press Release

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and ParenteBeard LLC Announce Merger

Combined firm further strengthens presence in Northeast Corridor, bolsters industry and service specialization strategy

CHICAGO and PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2014) – Accounting and advisory firms Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) and ParenteBeard LLC today announced the merger of the two firms, with an anticipated effective date of October 1, 2014. The name of the combined firm will be Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.

“As independent members of Baker Tilly International, our two firms have worked collaboratively and successfully for many years and on many fronts,” said Baker Tilly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Timothy L. Christen. “This merger is an opportunity for two successful, complementary firms to join forces and create even greater opportunities for our people while broadening our geographic footprint and deepening our industry and service specialization capabilities to better serve our clients as Valued Business Advisors.”

A combined Baker Tilly/ParenteBeard will further expand and strengthen the firm’s presence in the Northeast Corridor with a physical presence from the financial capital of the world (New York) to America’s Capital (DC), serving financial, manufacturing, real estate, technology, commercial and governmental clients and helping to build the Baker Tilly brand in important markets from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to New York.

“ParenteBeard and Baker Tilly share a common culture and values that emphasize a dedication to Exceptional Client Service and creating opportunities for our people to grow and develop in their careers,” said ParenteBeard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Ciaruffoli. “Our clients will benefit from even deeper industry knowledge and resources, as well as a broader depth of talent to deliver customized solutions to help them solve their business challenges.”

The combined firm will employ approximately 2,500 professionals across 29 cities in the U.S., with total annual revenue of $475 million – making Baker Tilly one of the 12 largest professional services firms in the country.

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