Global accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP has acquired the Raleigh office of Arthur Andersen, as well as additional middle market partners and staff from the Chicago, San Francisco and Boston Andersen offices.

A total of ten partners and 41 additional employees will join Grant Thornton in the deals. Grant Thornton has already acquired some former Andersen offices in Charlotte, Columbia, Greensboro, Milwaukee, Orlando, Albuquerque and Tulsa, and additional Andersen middle market partners and professionals in New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Vienna (VA) and Tampa, totaling 53 partners and 442 additional employees.

“We are excited to bring these top middle market professionals to Grant Thornton, and we welcome them warmly,” Grant Thornton Chief Executive Officer Ed Nusbaum said in a statement. “We believe that the ultimate winners in these additions will be our clients and former Andersen clients, who will now have access to a combined world class repository of middle market best practices and intellectual capital…both domestically, and globally through the 650 offices in 109 countries in which we operate.”

Grant Thornton is a global accounting, tax, and business advisory firm dedicated to serving the needs of middle-market companies. Founded in 1924, Grant Thornton serves public and private middle-market clients through 50 offices in the United States and in more than 650 offices in 109 countries. Grant Thornton’s headquarters is in Chicago.

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