Briggs & Veselka Co. CPAs and Business Advisors is pleased to announce the acquisition of White Garrison & Hill P.C. CPAs in Houston, the first phase of a comprehensive growth plan to expand the firm’s services and staff expertise.

This announcement comes on the eve of Briggs & Veselka’s 40th anniversary and an open house celebration on January 24, 2013, at the firm’s new offices at 9 Greenway Plaza.

Terms of the agreement are confidential, but CPAs and partners James “Jim” O. White, Jr. and Brenda G. White will join Briggs & Veselka along with former White Garrison & Hill staff.

To support a seamless transition, staff took advantage of the holiday break to relocate to Briggs & Veselka offices.

The acquisition was effective December 31, 2012.

“White Garrison & Hill shared similarities with Briggs & Veselka in both their culture and ideal client base, and we are happy to have them on our team,” noted Briggs & Veselka Managing Partner John Flatowicz.

“In addition to our goals of hiring experienced professionals and attracting new clients, we are looking for similarly aligned and reputable public accounting firms to acquire — all of which support increased market share in the Houston area.”

Brenda White shared similar sentiments: “We believe that this move will not only provide opportunities for our staff, but also expand services and resources to our loyal and valued clients. We know that Briggs & Veselka will uphold the quality and reputation that White Garrison & Hill has embodied since our founding in 1990.”

Briggs & Veselka Co. CPAs and Business Advisors is the 8th largest Houston-area public accounting firm, providing reliable business and financial services to individuals and emerging middle-market businesses in the greater Houston area since 1973.

The firm has more than 150 employees and 18 partners, offering tax, audit and a wide range of business advisory services, from fraud examination and business valuations to M&A support and international tax services.

B&V is a member of HLB International, a leading association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, representing the expertise of more than 150 firms in 300 offices in over 70 countries around the world.

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