The Top 25 Firm announced that it will be merging in Torrance, California-based Brigante, Cameron, Watters & Strong LLP, effective Nov. 1.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The combination will add another office, in Torrance, to Armanino’s five in Southern California.
“BCWS is well-respected in the South Bay business community, because they emphasize the importance of understanding clients and guiding them with long-term strategy above and beyond the competition,” said Matt Armanino, CEO of Armanino, in a statement. “They share our commitment to client service and entrepreneurial thinking, which makes them the perfect fit to lead our efforts in the South Bay-Long Beach market.”
“Joining with Armanino comes as a strategic decision to meet the growing needs of our increasingly sophisticated clients,” said John Cameron, a partner at BCWS, in a statement. “Client service has always been our touchstone, and joining Armanino creates new ways for us to take our relationships with clients to the next level.”
“We are also excited about the opportunity this transaction brings to our nearly two dozen professionals, who look forward to working with an expanded team of industry and service line experts to serve this growing region and beyond,” added BCWS partner Vickash Prasad, in a statement.
Armanino ranked No. 21 on Accounting Today’s 2021 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $359 in revenue, 131 partners and close to 1,400 staff.
In August, it merged in St. Louis-based Top 100 Firm Brown Smith Wallace.