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September 30, 2023

(UPDATE) What Kind of ‘Deal’ Is This Baker Tilly Partner Alluding To?

Maybe my imagination is running wild and this has nothing to do with another accounting firm, but a comment in a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article by Jeffrey DeYoung got my attention: 

"You want to be at the center of influence, and in Minnesota that's downtown Minneapolis," said Jeffrey DeYoung, office managing partner of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, an accounting, tax and advisory services firm. "You bump into people in the skyways who you know, you shake hands, and the next thing you know you're having a cup of coffee and doing a deal."

You see, Baker Tilly comes up from time to time in the accounting firm merger rumor mill and they had popped up again very recently. I called and left a voicemail for Mr. DeYoung just to check things out, so I'll let you know if I hear anything back. Of course if anyone out there in the Intrawebs knows anything about Baker Tilly or any other firm(s) that are in merger discussions, you should email us.  

As suspected, my imagination has gotten the best of me, as Mr. DeYoung clarified, via his very nice assistant, that he was speaking of "normal" deals that involve regular run-of-the-mill tax and accounting clients and not some mega-merger that someone out there is probably cooking up in their own depraved mind because they have nothing better to do. 

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