Merger and takeover in the Baker Tilly network

The network of Baker Tilly International is continually in motion. For example, one of the member firms in the USA announced a merger and a takeover in Germany was announced. Baker Tilly International member firm, BlumShapiro, has merged with Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC. Baker Tilly International member firm, Baker Tilly Roelfs, has completed the acquisition of Düsseldorf and Leipzig based auditing firm Karl Berg GmbH. The deal includes the affiliated companies Bedenbecker & Berg GmbH in Essen and KSR GmbH in Ennepetal, Germany.

Merger in USA

Commenting on the merger, BlumShapiro’s managing partner Carl Johnson said: “We are pleased to have a firm as highly respected and renowned as Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC join our team. Both firms are committed to and share a common culture of providing clients with personalised expertise from our staff who represent a variety of industries and areas. This unique approach delivers a solution tailored to meet the client’s individual needs.” The merged firm will retain the BlumShapiro name and maintain its office in Newton, Massachusetts.

Steady growth due to takeover

As Ralf Gröning, spokesperson of the two-person management board of Baker Tilly Roelfs, explains: "For us, the takeover of Karl Berg GmbH by Baker Tilly Roelfs means the continuation of a story of corporate success based on steady growth. This acquisition also represents a major gain for the managing partners of Karl Berg and for all its employees. They will now be entering a much broader and more international environment. But most of all – and this is the crucial factor – our joint clients will soon be enjoying the benefits of this new setup.” In order to ensure the smooth and speedy integration of Karl Berg GmbH, all personnel in Düsseldorf and Leipzig will be relocating to the premises of Baker Tilly Roelfs during the coming months.