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Richmond-based Cherry Bekaert acquires Nashville firm

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Richmond-based consulting and accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP has acquired Frasier, Dean & Howard PLLC (FDH), one of Nashville’s largest certified public accounting firms.

Financial details on the deal were not disclosed. By combining with FDH, Cherry Bekaert has entered the Nashville market as one of the 10 largest CPA and consulting firms in Middle Tennessee. The Nashville practice has 11 partners and more than 50 associates.

“Cherry Bekaert has the desire to expand into growing markets that can benefit from our industry-focused, growth advisory service approach, so Nashville has been at the top of our list for some time,” Howard J. Kies, CPA, the firm managing partner of Cherry Bekaert, said in a statement. “Given its longevity and strong reputation for client service, FDH was a perfect match to help us enter the Nashville market. THInc, our specialty practice that serves the innovative needs of technology, health and life sciences, and industrial clients, will be a key growth driver for our combined firms going forward.”

FDH was founded in 1975 by Charles Frasier. The office will continue to operate 3310 West End Avenue, Suite 550, in Nashville.

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