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Cherry Bekaert has acquired PKF Mueller,

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Cherry Bekaert has acquired PKF Mueller, a full-service certified public accounting and business advisory firm in the metropolitan Chicago area.

The strategic acquisition also encompasses Mueller dotKonnect, a business process outsourcing firm specializing in finance, accounting, tax and payroll functions. It expands Cherry Bekaert’s reach and bolsters its commitment to delivering exceptional services to clients in the Chicago area and beyond, according to a news release.

“PKF Mueller’s long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional client service presents an exciting opportunity for us to further fortify our footprint in the Chicago area while leveraging our shared portfolio of services,” said Michelle Thompson, chief executive officer of Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC. “We’re thrilled to be combining forces with a firm of such stature. Anticipating the collaboration with PKF Mueller and their clients, we are poised to amplify the spectrum of advisory excellence accessible to them.”

Founded in 1968, PKF Mueller has offices in Elgin, Chicago and Orland Park, as well as an office in Sarasota, Florida.

“Cherry Bekaert is a respected firm in the business and financial community, and we are very excited to join them,” said David J. Nissen, chief executive officer of PKF Mueller. “Our current mission and core values match with those of Cherry Bekaert. Through this acquisition, our dedicated people will build new skills and foster valuable relationships to further enhance our offerings. We look forward to growing with Cherry Bekaert and are confident our clients and our people will all greatly benefit.”

Mueller dotKonnect President Phani Ilapakurty cited the synergy between the services of both companies.

“Our firm’s service portfolio harmonizes seamlessly with the service spectrum of Cherry Bekaert, thereby affording our clients an avenue to access an even more expansive range of innovative solutions,” he said.

“Furthermore, this collaboration augments our capacity to offer finance transformation advisory along with outsourced accounting and technology enabled BPO services to reach broader clients.”

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