Baker Tilly and SF&Company Announce Merger

Combination of accounting and advisory firms will augment Baker Tilly’s service capabilities in the Northeast, drive results for SF&Company clients.

CHICAGO and YORK, PA. (August 26, 2015) –Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) and SF&Company, CPAs and Business Advisors (SF&Company), today announced that they have agreed to merge and expand and enhance the professional services the two firms provide in central Pennsylvania and the Northeast region of the United States.

SF&Company, with over 100 employees and offices in York, Harrisburg and State College, is an established, widely respected firm that has provided outstanding professional services to clients primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware for 65 years.

With the merger, Baker Tilly would add an accomplished team of SF&Company professionals and will further strengthen its growing position in the Northeast. The combination with Baker Tilly, a top 15 accounting and advisory firm, will provide SF&Company professionals with expanded resources and specialization to help deliver business results for our clients.

The anticipated effective date is November 1, 2015, and the name of the combined firm will be Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.

“A merger with SF&Company is another step in the growth of our national footprint and our commitment to provide exceptional services and value for our clients,” said Baker Tilly Chief Executive Officer-elect Alan D. Whitman.

“SF&Company has terrific leadership, a strong reputation and an established track record of success. By combining our two highly complementary organizations and leveraging our talented teams we’ll capitalize on new growth opportunities with current and future clients,” Whitman added.

“We are very proud of the 65 year history of our firm. We also recognize that the next step for SF&Company was to merge with a nationally recognized firm that would enable us to expand services to our clients and opportunities and resources for our team members," said SF&Company’s Firm Managing Shareholder John J. Cardello.

“Our clients can look forward to working with a growing and influential firm while keeping the value, local points-of-contact and exceptional client service to which they’ve become accustomed,” Cardello added.

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.

About SF&Company, CPAs and Business Advisors (sfc-cpa.com)

SF&Company, CPAs and Business Advisors is a leading regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in York, Harrisburg and State College.  With over 100 employees focusing on providing expert financial guidance and dedicated representation to privately held companies, the people who hold them, high net worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations.