Brown Edwards To Acquire Mitchell Wiggins
Brown Edwards, LLP, an Inside Public Accounting Top 100 Accounting, Tax and Advisory firm based
in Roanoke, Virginia, announces its intent to acquire Mitchell Wiggins, a leading provider of tax,
audit and business consulting services in the Metro Richmond and Tri-Cities area. This partnership
will enhance the resources and capabilities that both firms can provide to their clients, rivaling
those of large national firms, while still providing the personal attention needed to better support
local and middle market clients. The acquisition has an effective date of November 1, 2021.
David Reardon states, “We are very excited to join Brown Edwards. In going through the due
diligence process, it became very apparent that the mission and culture of our firms are in
alignment. As Brown Edwards, we will be able to provide greater resources to our clients and
continue to look for ways to expand our offerings. The administrative support offered by the
combined operations will enable our professionals to focus on assisting clients to find the best
solutions to address their unique business, financial and advisory needs. In addition to the
specialized offerings to our clients, the enhanced training and mentoring to our staff will help them
become future business leaders.” Mr. Reardon currently serves as the Managing Partner of Mitchell
Wiggins and following the closing will continue in leadership as the Metro Richmond area
coordinator. Thomas Puryear will serve as area coordinator in the Tri-Cities location.
“Brown Edwards is thrilled to bring a firm with a reputation as solid and strong as Mitchell Wiggins
into our practice. Our acquisition of Gregg & Bailey in early 2020 and the on-going client service
they have delivered since then, has positioned us well to expand further in the Richmond area. The
size and strength of the combined Mitchell Wiggins and Brown Edwards operations will allow us to
continue to offer more client-focused expertise with a deeper bench to serve all of our clients going
forward.”, states Brown Edwards CEO Jason Hartman.
The Mitchell Wiggins team will bring 6 new partners and an additional 47 new team members to
Brown Edwards operations in the Metro Richmond and Tri-Cities area. The newly combined
operations will be located in the former Mitchell Wiggins office space at 1802 Bayberry Court, Suite
300, Richmond, VA 23226, with a satellite client meeting location in the existing Brown Edwards
office in Midlothian. The acquisition will also result in Brown Edwards first office in Petersburg,
serving the Tri-Cities area. In total, the combined new RVA operation will employ 70 professionals,
totaling over 400 team members firm wide.
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About Brown Edwards
Brown Edwards is a full-service regional accounting firm with offices in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee, and is included in Inside Public Accounting’s list as one of the top 100 firms in the United States, an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, and a Top 50 Construction Accounting Firm as compiled by Construction Executive magazine. Brown Edwards is proud to support a wide-range of industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including dealerships, benefit plans, construction, credit unions, education, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, state and local government, real estate and not-for-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.BEcpas.com.
About Mitchell Wiggins
Mitchell Wiggins is a full-service accounting firm with a 77-year heritage of serving businesses and individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our partners and employees deliver client centered services and guidance to closely-held businesses in a variety of industries and nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to listen to you, identify your needs, and provide sound accounting, tax, and business solutions.
Jerry Dunnavant Director of Business Development
- October 27, 2021