Warner Norcross + Judd LLP represented Rehmann, a Troy, Michigan-based fully integrated financial services and business advisory firm, in its acquisition of Orlando-based CPA firm Vestal & Wiler.
The acquisition will allow Rehmann to expand into Florida, while clients of Vestal & Wiler will benefit from the vast array of additional services Rehmann provides, including research and development credit studies, technology and cyber consulting, international tax and wealth management.
With nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida, Rehmann provides accounting and assurance, business solutions and outsourcing, specialized consulting and wealth management services. Learn more here.
“Vestal & Wiler not only provides business advisory services, but adds value by tailoring those services to its clients’ purposes and goals,” said Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann. “Their priorities also fit perfectly with Rehmann’s commitment to putting people first, and our two firms enjoy a similar culture and passion for growth.”
“I’m looking forward to beginning my tenure as CEO with the Vestal & Wiler team on board,” stated Stacie Kwaiser, current COO and CEO-elect of Rehmann. “Our firms share a commitment to client relationships and associate development that will only grow with the additional resources available to all.”
Vestal & Wiler Partner Steve Castino shared: “This combination presents a great opportunity for our clients, who will get the same attention from our team, but in addition, enables us to provide greater resources and expertise as clients continue to grow in sophistication. Our associates will also benefit from exposure to Rehmann’s comprehensive bench of disciplines.”
Vestal & Wiler associates will continue to serve clients at the firm’s current office location in Orlando under the Rehmann brand.
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Warner served as legal counsel to Rehmann in all areas of the transaction. The Warner transaction team was led by David Klippert and included Bill Lentine and Johnny Pinjuv.
Warner’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group
As part of one of the largest and most successful law firms in Michigan, Warner’s M&A Practice Group draws upon more than 90 years of experience to successfully and efficiently handle a wide range of M&A transactions for both private and publicly traded businesses, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic business combinations of all types.