BKD acquires financial institutions firm from Harper & Pearson


BKD CPAs & Advisors acquired the Financial Institutions practice of Houston-based Harper & Pearson Company, PC, effective January 9, 2018.

Financial terms were not disclosed. BKD, based in Springfield, Missouri, ranked 12th on Accounting Today’s 2017 list of the Top 100 Companies. The company’s revenue for fiscal 2017 was $ 564 million.

The acquisition expands BKD’s financial services business to Houston and other areas of Texas. BKD currently serves over 120 financial institutions in Lone Star State. BKD is Houston’s eighth largest accounting firm, according to the Houston Business Journal.

An unknown number of Harper & Pearson employees will join the BKD office in Houston. Harper & Pearson has been operating in the Houston area for over 55 years.

“We welcome the new members of the BKD team,” BKD CEO Ted Dickman said in a statement. “Harper & Pearson’s commitment to customer service and true expertise will help us achieve our goals as we move forward.

BKD has 36 offices in 16 states and also serves clients internationally as the largest US member of the Praxity global alliance of independent CPA firms. Harper & Pearson is part of the CPAmerica International association.


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