Accounting firms announce merger plans

Eide Bailly, an accounting and business advisory firm that operates 19 offices in nine states, including an office in Grand Junction, has announced plans to merge with another firm.

Pending regulatory approval, Eide Bailly and Wipfli plan to officially combine professional practices on June 1.

The combined firm will be named EB Wipfli and operate 41 offices with a total of 2,327 associates, including 301 partners. The combined firm will serve a total of more than 70,000 clients and generate an annual revenue of more than $314 million. EB Wipfli will rank among the top 15 accounting firms in the United States.

“We are proud to join forces with a firm of similar size, scope, culture and service philosophy,” said Jerry Topp, managing partner and chief executive officer of Eide Bailly. Topp will serve as chairman of the merged firm. “Eide Bailly and Wipfli are both committed to offering our clients top-quality service and customized solutions to help them thrive.”

Eide Bailly operates six offices in Colorado employing a total of 120.

In Grand Junction, Eide Bailly operates offices at 655 N. 12th St.