Elliott Davis merges with Whitley Penn to form Elliott Penn

Two Top rated 50 Companies, Elliott Davis LLC and Whitley Penn LLP, are signing up for jointly in a mega-merger to sort Elliott Penn LLP, accounting for about $400 million in merged once-a-year earnings, when the transaction is scheduled to close on Nov. 1.

Fiscal terms of the deal were being not disclosed. Whitley Penn, dependent in Fort Truly worth, Texas, rated No. 40 on Accounting Currently’s 2022 checklist of the Leading 100 Corporations, with $164.8 million in yearly profits. Elliott Davis, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, rated No. 45, with $141 million in yearly earnings. The new company will have about 1,400 pros doing work in 16 places of work across the South. Whitley Penn has approximately 78 partners and 650 staff members, while Elliott Davis has close to 72 partners and 712 staff.

Whitley Penn CEO Larry Autrey  and Elliott Davis CEO Rick Davis will jointly provide as CEOs of the merged Elliott Penn. 

“Elliott Penn is the consequence of a long-term romantic relationship which turned into a mutual discussion about what could be,” Autrey said in a statement Monday. “We selected to mix now, via a trusted romance which authorized us to get the job done with each other to generate a exceptional opportunity for our buyers and our individuals. I could not be a lot more fired up about what Elliott Penn will give to the industry and our groups.”


The two corporations have been in talks about a merger as they noticed the accounting profession go by a wave of consolidations and other alterations. 

“Through our discussions about the shifting dynamics in our marketplace, we acknowledged that together we would include the best development marketplaces in the place,” Davis reported in a statement.  I am thrilled to be able to carry our capabilities to a broader selection of consumers by means of Elliott Penn and deliver an eye-catching option inspiring other individuals seeking to be in the ideal position for the long run.”

The leaders forecast the combination will vault them into the ranks of the Leading 25, with experts working across the country and places of work in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and New Mexico.

Final summer time, Whitley Penn expanded by introducing Werlein & Harris, a company in Houston. In November 2020, Whitley Penn merged in Johnson, Miller & Co., a organization in Midland, Texas. In 2019, it merged in Speer & Associates, a agency centered in Dallas, and in 2018, the organization extra Dossani, Turnage & Van Hoose and its affiliate, Influence Financial Answers, also in the Dallas–Fort Worth location.

Elliott Davis does not do mergers and acquisitions as typically, but in 2020, the organization celebrated its 100th anniversary.