Sikich LLP Expands into Northeast Ohio

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Chicago-area based firm to strengthen accounting and technology offerings with acquisition of Akron-based BCG & Co.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — April 27, 2016 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP announced today that it will acquire the assets of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., BCG Systems, Inc. and BCG Wealth Advisors, LLC (collectively referred to herein as “BCG & Co.”). With annual revenues of more than $18 million, BCG & Co. represents the largest ever corporate acquisition for Sikich.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, BCG & Co. offers audit and assurance, tax, technology and wealth management services. BCG & Co. staff will continue to work out of the firm’s existing offices in Akron and Atlanta, Georgia.

“We are excited to establish a presence in Akron and Atlanta with a firm that holds a proven record of success and broad-based expertise,” said Sikich CEO Jim Sikich. “The BCG & Co. team will be a valuable addition to Sikich and our clients. They will help build our talent base and bolster our service offerings and knowledge in key industries as we work together to grow as a firm and increase our presence in northeast Ohio.”

Founded in 1986 as a certified public accounting and consulting firm, BCG & Co. serves companies across industries, including manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, and not-for-profit. The firm has also expanded its service offerings to include wealth management and technology – with particular expertise in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Office 365, Azure, CRM, NetSuite and cloud solutions.

“The BCG & Co. team brings complementary skills and experience to our technology group,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of technology services at Sikich. “Their strength in cloud solutions and managed services will benefit our clients and add increased depth and capabilities to our already robust portfolio of technology solutions.”

In addition to its presence in Ohio, BCG & Co. has an additional technology office in Atlanta, which will continue to operate under Sikich.

“We are excited to join the Sikich team,” said David Brockman, co-founder and managing partner of BCG & Co. “Sikich is a growing national firm that operates at the forefront of technology. Culture fit was our biggest priority in making this move, and Sikich offers valuable resources that will provide new opportunities for our employees and increased value for our clients. The move will also enable us to continue to enhance our offerings and help clients solve complex problems by integrating expertise from a wide mix of disciplines.”

The acquisition of BCG & Co. comes on the heels of Sikich’s acquisitions in 2015 of the business of Altico Advisors, a technology firm based near Boston, and the audit, accounting and tax practice of Jannsen + Company, a firm based near Milwaukee.

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