Accounting Firm Acquires CRM and RPA Software Consulting Company

Accounting firm RubinBrown acquired Himes Consulting Group, a provider of CRM (customer relationship management) and RPA (robotic process automation) consulting services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology investment agreement number 637 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2022.

The deal aligns with another recent acquisition of RubinBrown – provider of ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions Liberty Technology Advisors.

M&A Blends Accounting, ERP, CRM and RPA Consulting

Himes Consulting Group, founded in 2007, is based in Chicago, Illinois. The company has 16 employees listed on LinkedIn. Himes strategic partners include

  • NPR;
  • Integrify for workflow management software;
  • Maddock Douglas for innovation consulting;
  • balanced growth consulting; and
  • Hitachi solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM systems.

RubinBrown, founded in 1952, is the 42nd largest accounting and business consulting firm in the nation. The company has revenue of about $160 million with 750 team members in six offices, including Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville and St. Louis, RubinBrown revealed.

Himes’ team will slip into RubinBrown’s Business Advisory Services Group which helps clients select and implement ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, fraud and forensics, information technology and security services. risk management.

Rob Himes will join RubinBrown as a partner, and all members of the Himes Consulting Group team will join RubinBrown and continue to be based in Chicago.

Executive Insights: The RubinBrown-Himes Business Combination

In a prepared statement on the deal, Himes said:

“We are thrilled to merge with RubinBrown. We look forward to continuing to improve our clients’ businesses and expanding our reach to help clients who are looking for a trusted advisor. »

Added John F. Herber, President of RubinBrown:

“This combination reflects RubinBrown’s commitment to growth in the business consulting and process improvement spaces as well as our continued expansion in Chicago. In today’s ever-changing world, having a trusted consulting partner for our clients’ businesses is more important than ever. »

Michael Shapow, partner in the Chicago offices of Business Advisory Services, noted:

“Rob and his team share the same values ​​and goals as RubinBrown and have the same commitment to their clients and consultants. We are excited to be able to work together to provide even more opportunities for our team members and bring new services to our clients.

Concluded Allan D. Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group:

“Himes Consulting Group and RubinBrown are a perfect fit. This deal builds on the recent addition of the ERP advisory practice, formerly known as Liberty Technology Advisors, which RubinBrown acquired 11 months ago. Combining ERP consulting services with process improvement, change management, CRM and RPA consulting is a winning strategy. »

RubinBrown is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a network of 125 independent firms in 147 countries.

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