EKS&H to Join Forces with Plante Moran

June 18, 2018

With a shared commitment to great client service and the value of the team, EKS&H has announced the firm is joining forces with Plante Moran. The two firms’ strong cultural alignment is evidenced by a combined history of 30 years as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For.

When the EKS&H team joins Plante Moran on October 1, 2018, the combined firm will be the 11th largest accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth management firm in the country with more than 3,000 professionals working in 27 offices to serve national and international clients in the middle market. Combined revenue for EKS&H and Plante Moran in 2018 will approach $700 million.

The combination with Plante Moran allows EKS&H, the largest CPA firm based in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region, to join the thriving 94-year-old firm and strengthen its expertise in private equity, wealth management, health care, financial services, and manufacturing.

Together, the firm will also have offices in Colorado and throughout the Great Lakes region, as well as offices in China, Mexico, India, and Japan, and access to more than 100 markets across the world through Plante Moran’s membership in Praxity, a global alliance of independent firms.

“We are excited about the opportunity to grow with Plante Moran, a like-minded firm deeply rooted in its commitment to clients and staff,” said EKS&H CEO Bob Hottman. “When we began discussions with Plante Moran, we were pleased to find a true consistency of our core values and philosophy and a strong cultural alignment.

“Our profession will face many changes in the coming years. We will be better and stronger facing them together with our new colleagues in the Midwest.”

Founded in 1924, Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,300 and serves clients in all 50 states as well as 124 countries by providing a broad suite of services, including traditional audit, finance, tax, and wealth management services. The firm has spent two decades on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

“We are delighted to join forces with EKS&H, a firm that shares our cultural DNA and our passion for providing excellent client service,” said Plante Moran Managing Partner Jim Proppe. “The firm is well respected for its practices in energy, high tech, and transportation, and other areas that complement our current offerings.

“We share a strong foundation in the services we provide and the industries we serve, which will enable us to better serve our clients while we accelerate our growth. Together, we will have the power to strengthen our client-oriented technology infrastructure to build on our digital premium brand.”

Founded in 1978, EKS&H is a nationally recognized professional services firm providing audit, tax, technology, and business consulting services to public and private clients. The firm has more than 300 CPAs, 150 consultants, and more than 750 staff who work in a broad range of industries, including automotive, energy, real estate, and technology.

EKS&H has been recognized for workplace excellence with numerous awards, including earning Top 100 Best Medium Workplaces in the United States by FORTUNE Magazine for nine years.

Kristin Lynn
Plante Moran, 248-223-3458