Accounting firms' merger bolsters Texas presence

Sep 20, 2013
Austin Business Journal

Alabama-based accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, which has two Austin-area offices, has beefed up its Texas presence in a merger with Gainer Donnelly LLP, the companies said Thursday


Alabama-based CRI is the 28th-largest accounting firm in the nation and third-largest in the South, according to the companies’ statement. Besides the two Austin-area offices, it has 39 locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Gainer Donnelly is based in Houston


CRI ranks as the 15th-largest accounting firm in the Austin area by the number of CPAs with 13, according to the Austin Business Journal Book of Lists


With the addition of Gainer Donnelly, which will operate under the CRI name, the firm gains 140 employees in Houston. George Hawkins, managing partner at Gainer Donnelly, will continue on as partner-in-charge


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