JUNE 23, 2018 (New York City, NY) – Marcum LLP today announced that it has expanded into Texas through a merger with GBH CPAs of Houston. The transaction, which gives Marcum its first foothold in the South Central region of the U.S., took effect July 1.
GBH is a full-service tax and audit firm with specialized practices in public company services, international tax, business valuations, litigation support, ESOPs, succession planning, and estate planning. Its client portfolio represents a range of industries including Oil & Gas, Mining, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Technology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Distribution, and Professional Services. GBH has been recognized as an All Star Firm and Best of the Best by Inside Public Accounting, as a Fast 100 company by the Houston Business Journal, and as a Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today.
GBH brings four partners and 25 associates to Marcum. Jeff Houston, CPA, GBH's CEO and a founding partner, becomes office managing partner in Houston.
"GBH is an ideal partner for Marcum in Texas, which has been an important geographic priority for us since our entry into the Midwest in the Chicago region in 2015. The firm has an outstanding track record of growth and client service, a focus on specialized practice areas that complement Marcum's, and a workplace culture that has earned it the respect of the business community locally and the accounting industry nationally. We are delighted to welcome Jeff Houston and the entire GBH team to Marcum," said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum's chairman and chief executive officer.
"GBH's public company practice expands the geographic footprint of Marcum's SEC Services group while bringing an infusion of additional talent and experience. GBH also enhances Marcum's ability to service the oil and gas industry," said David C. Bukzin, vice chairman of Marcum and national leader of SEC Services.
"As part of Marcum, we will have the ability to continue growing our service offerings with access to national resources and deep expertise that will provide significant added valued for our clients. We also will be actively engaged in helping to further expand Marcum's presence in the Southern region," Mr. Houston said.
With this transaction, Marcum now has 23 U.S. offices and seven offices overseas.
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity funds and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.