Elliott Davis merges with Raleigh firm

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Greenville-based Elliott Davis LLC is merging with a North Carolina accounting firm to expand its presence in the Carolinas. according to the Columbia Business Report.  Shareholders of Elliott Davis and Lunsford & Strickland P.A. of Raleigh, N.C., voted to combine their firms, effective July 1. Lunsford & Strickland will operate under the Elliott Davis brand. All employees will remain; the firm employs 12 CPAs.

“We have served Triangle-based clients for years; therefore, Raleigh is a strategic opportunity and prime location for us,” said Elliott Davis managing shareholder Rick Davis, in a news release. “By joining forces with Lunsford & Strickland, Elliott Davis will add top caliber talent who will help us seed and grow an even more significant local presence in the near term.”

The combined firm of 450 people will have offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Greenwood; Augusta, Ga.; and Richmond, Va. Elliott Davis will continue to look for strategic growth opportunities, said communications manager Allison Bowman in an email.

Founded in 1989, Lunsford & Strickland provides assurance, tax, business valuation and litigation support services to businesses in the Triangle region. The firm serves clients in industries such as biotechnology, life sciences, software, health care, not-for-profits, closely held businesses, real estate, and retail and hospitality. Elliott Davis has many parallel practices in addition to niche focuses including transaction services, international business, government entities, manufacturing and financial institutions. Read More.