Porte Brown Acquires Chicago Area Accounting Firm Ulbrich & Company

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Porte Brown Acquires Chicago Area Accounting Firm Ulbrich & Company. Porte Brown continues growth strategy with acquisition that enhances regional presence and expands client base.

Porte Brown LLC (http://www.PorteBrown.com), a Chicago area CPA firm providing accounting, audit, tax preparation, and technology services, has announced the acquisition of Arlington Heights-based accounting firm Ulbrich & Company. The move reflects Porte Brown’s fourth acquisition in just 4 years.

Chris Zdunich of Porte Brown (http://www.portebrown.com) says the acquisition is part of its long-term strategic growth plan. "We've been in business since 1946 and have built a reputation as one of the best, most respected CPA firms in the Chicago area. Our goal is to become the dominant regional accounting service provider to our target markets, by specialty and industry.” Zdunich continues, “Ulbrich & Company's practice and client base are a perfect fit for us. The acquisition enhances Porte Brown’s existing accounting, tax, 1040 and wealth management practices."

The acquisition is just the latest in a string of noteworthy accomplishments for the Chicago area accounting firm. In January, Porte Brown (http://www.portebrown.com) was accepted as a member of the Manufacturing Services Association (MSA). More recently, the company was named a member of 2020 International, a global association of independent accounting firms providing international tax assistance. The company and its staff remain actively involved in the community, providing accounting, audit, tax preparation, wealth management, and technology services to numerous Chicago area individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

Norman H. Ulbrich, managing partner of Ulbrich & Company, points out the advantages the merger brings to its staff and clients. "We've always held Porte Brown in high regard. By becoming part of their organization, we can now provide our clients with a broader range of in-house expertise and specialized knowledge. Both companies share the same deep commitment to exceptional customer service, so we're certain our clients will appreciate being part of the Porte Brown family."

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About Porte Brown
Porte Brown is a mid-sized full service accounting and technology solutions firm offering tax planning and preparation, accounting and auditing, employee benefits administration, business valuations, estate planning, accounting software, computer network support, and complete technology solutions. Since 1946, Porte Brown has earned the trust of its clients by paying close attention to their clients’ financial affairs. The key to their success lies in continual client communication and a level of personalized service rarely provided by other firms. Porte Brown serves clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and other areas throughout Illinois.

Visit the Porte Brown website at http://www.portebrown.com for more information.

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