United States

McGladrey and Lanier, Whaley, Craft & Co. Announce Transaction



McGladrey, the largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, announced today that it will acquire substantially all the assets of Lanier, Whaley, Craft & Co., a Wilmington-based accounting firm.

"This acquisition is a key part of McGladrey's strategy, which includes having strong local teams in the markets where our clients do business," said Rob Wagner, partner in McGladrey's Wilmington office. "Joining forces with Lanier, Whaley, Craft & Co.'s team members enhances our combined ability to deliver national and international expertise with a local touch to clients in Eastern North Carolina."

Lanier, Whaley, Craft & Co. is a full-service practice providing assurance, tax and business consulting services.

"I am very pleased with the added resources and depth of services this transaction brings to our clients," said Bill Lanier, principal with Lanier, Whaley, Craft & Co. "McGladrey shares our commitment to understanding our clients and building enduring, trusted relationships. The alignment of these values, along with the additional capabilities available through McGladrey, will provide long-term benefits for our clients, and opportunities for our employees."

McGladrey's Eastern North Carolina practice serves clients across the region from five locations, including Wilmington, New Bern, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Greenville. With the addition of Lanier, Whaley, Craft & Co.'s team members, McGladrey will have 56 employees based in Wilmington and more than 130 employees across Eastern North Carolina. McGladrey is the largest accounting firm in Wilmington, based on the local number of CPAs.

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