September 20, 2019

(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. 

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Related articles

Accountants Behaving Badly: EY Gal Pleads Guilty to Fraud, PwCer Fired for Upskirt Pics, Grand Theft Guilt

Plus, wrongful death lawsuit filed against TV show accountant, and Scottish accountant jailed for protecting crime gang member. EY employee conspires in £76k staff fraud [Accountancy Daily] EY Executive Assistant Sukhbir Mawkin and her husband, Anil Mawkin, were sentenced on Sept. 11 for carrying out a £76,000 over four years, using credit card and personal […]