NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CEO Ted Dickman is pleased to announce that BKD will acquire a portion of the Wichita audit and tax practices at Grant Thornton LLP, effective June 1, 2018.

“We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” Dickman said. “Grant Thornton’s commitment to client service in Wichita, and its deep experience in this market, will help us achieve our goals as we move forward.”

This will grow the capabilities of both BKD’s North Region and its existing Wichita office.

“We are excited to welcome Grant Thornton staff members and clients to our office,” said BKD Wichita Managing Partner Bill Pickert. “The combination of our two practices allows us to enhance our service and provide even more long-term advancement opportunities to our combined staff. The Grant Thornton practice brings a deep bench of experience and capabilities to our team and a tremendous group of clients.”

The members of the Wichita team that BKD is acquiring from Grant Thornton—which includes one partner and 16 professionals—will join BKD’s local operations at 1551 N. Waterfront Parkway. With approximately 2,650 personnel and 280 partners, BKD provides a wide range of assurance, tax and accounting outsourcing services.

“BKD is an impressive firm with a sterling track record of quality client service; by adding members of our talented team, BKD will be even better positioned to serve the Wichita business community,” said Dan Powers, office managing partner of Grant Thornton in Wichita. “Grant Thornton will continue to provide professional services in Wichita. This sale allows us to focus on providing core clients and industries with advisory, tax and audit services that are aligned to our market strategy.”

BKD has 36 offices in 16 states, and fiscal year 2018 revenues were approximately $600 million. The firm also serves clients around the world as one of the largest U.S. members of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms that serves the dynamic needs of multinational clients.

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