Sikich acquires Brookfield-based accounting firm

Company to add 20 employees

Professional services firm Sikich LLP acquired Brookfield-based public accounting firm Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell, Sikich announced Thursday.

Naperville, Illinois-based Sikich has 850 employees, operates more than 13 offices throughout the country and offers accounting, tax, audit, tech and business advisory services to clients.

The Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell team will join Sikich’s Brookfield office and Tom Powers and James Ashland will join Sikich as partners. With this acquisition, Sikich will add 20 staff members to its team, , said Mackenzie Gorham, Sikich senior account executive, public relations.

The transaction is scheduled to close on Nov. 1. Additional terms were not disclosed.

Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell offers accounting, audit, tax compliance and planning, and employee benefit plan services, according to a press release. The team has specialized experience conducting Taft-Hartley multiemployer and other employee benefit plan audits.

“We look forward to leveraging the Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell team’s experience to expand our presence in the Milwaukee area and better serve clients across the firm,” said Mark Sobczak, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s Milwaukee office.

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