BPM LLP announced that it will expand into Sacramento, Calif., by adding Avaunt Ltd. CPAs and Consultants, expected to be effective August 1.

Accounting Today covered the combination, quoting BPM North Bay Partner-in-Charge Michelle Muth Ausburn as saying, “Throughout [Avaunt’s] long history in the market, their team has demonstrated a people-first approach much like BPM’s.” Avaunt will rebrand as BPM LLP and all 13 Avaunt employees will join BPM.

BPM, which has been steadily growing its presence in California, has offices in 42 states and overseas. Avaunt was founded by Perry Ghilarducci in 1985 and focuses on serving businesses in the restaurant and hospitality space, as well as medical industry practices and professionals.

Read the full article, “M&A roundup: Top 100 Firms on a tear,” on Accounting Today’s website.