Carmel, Ind.- Keiter has been named a 2013 All-Star Firm for its Mergers & Acquisitions work, according to INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), a national publication serving the accounting profession.

These firms, selected solely on their performance in specific areas, are compared with more than 500 participating firms in the IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.

"We explore profitability from several perspectives to provide a view of how firms at the top of the profession are performing," says Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group and managing editor of INSIDE Public Accounting. "The IPA All-Star Firms are the best at what they do, be it health care consulting, litigation support, employee benefits or another specialty niche."

"We are honored to have received this national recognition for our work in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions," said Carroll Hurst, head of the firm's M&A service. "The M&A process for many of our clients is the culmination of efforts to improve the value of their businesses and increase their personal wealth. As Opportunity Advisors, the goal of each of these transactions is to achieve the best results possible for our clients."

The following 2013 IPA All-Star Firms are named in the October issue of IPA:

  • Top 10 Fastest-Growing Overall
  • Top 5 Fastest-Growing By Region
  • Top Audit & Accounting Firms
  • Top Tax Firms
  • Top Business Valuation Firms
  • Top Computer Consulting Firms
  • Top Employee Benefit Firms
  • Top Fee-Based Financial Services Firms
  • Top Commission-Based Financial Services Firms
  • Top Health Care Consulting Firms
  • Top Human Resource Consulting Firms
  • Top Litigation Support Firms
  • Top Merger & Acquisition Firms
  • Top 10 Training Firms
  • Most Admired Peers
  • Top 10 Most Recommended Consultants

  About Keiter

Keiter was founded in 1978 and provides a full range of financial services to businesses and their owners. Whether performing an audit examination or developing a business plan for a start-up, the Keiter team is always focused on providing fresh insights and creating new opportunities to help businesses grow. The Firm has over 130 employees in its Richmond office and is the third largest accounting firm in Richmond with 70 CPAs. Keiter has developed specialized expertise in serving the real estate, construction, manufacturing, and financial services industries, as well as nonprofit entities.  Keiter prides itself on being the largest, independent CPA firm in Richmond, Virginia. For more information on the Firm, please visit

About The Platt Group and INSIDE Public Accounting

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report. The Platt Group also advises, consults and helps firms move to a more successful level. With more than 26 years of independent reporting and more than 23 years of surveying and benchmarking experience, The Platt Group works with managing partners, CFOs and thought leaders across the nation to provide practical ideas, benchmarking data and information to take firms to the next level of improvement.

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