Eide Bailly to acquire large California CPA firm

Eide Bailly, a $330 million top 25 CPA firm based in Fargo, has acquired California CPA firm Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Company. Forum file photo

FARGO — Fargo-based Eide Bailly has announced plans to purchase California CPA firm Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company.

The combination between Eide Bailly, a $330 million top 25 CPA firm in the nation, and VTD, a $53 million top 100 CPA firm, will add 11 California offices and an expanded Phoenix office to Eide Bailly's footprint, according to a press release posted to Eide Bailly's website last week.

“The addition of VTD launches us into California with exceptional local talent and a culture that matches our own dedication to client service and being an employer of choice for our staff,” said Dave Stende, Eide Bailly managing partner and CEO. “This combination deepens our expertise in several key industries that Eide Bailly serves. We look forward to welcoming VTD professionals and clients to our firm.”

VTD will add 42 partners and 280 staff to Eide Bailly, giving Eide Bailly a total of 331 partners and 2,400 staff. The firm will have more than 40 offices in 15 states.

Angie Wieck is the business editor for The Forum. Email her at
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