The Whitlock Company Acquires Community Bank CPA and Consulting Firms

The Whitlock Company (TWC), a regional accounting and business consulting firm with three offices, has reached a deal to acquire Kansas City-based RPA CPAs, LLC and RPA Consulting, Inc. (RPA) effective June 1st. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition will expand TWC’s consulting services and build on their community bank expertise by combining two well-known companies to become a leading resource for community banks in the US. The combined banking practice will serve more than 175 community banks throughout the US.

Matt Radetic, current President of RPA, will be the Director of Merger and Acquisition Consulting Services for Community Banks. Tom Beisner, current Partner of TWC, will continue to be the Community Bank Practice Leader. RPA adds a deep level of consulting expertise, including merger and acquisition services, compliance services and bank secrecy act services. RPA adds 20 employees, including four partners to TWC.

“The single, stronger practice that will result from this acquisition will better position us to assist community banks across the country,” said TWC Partner Tom Beisner. “RPA’s single focus of working with community banks will not only triple the size of our banking practice but also add a depth of services we weren’t able to offer in the past, like compliance, merger and acquisition assistance and regulatory filings.”

“All of us at RPA are excited to join forces with TWC. In keeping with our long-standing tradition of excellent client service, we will deepen our bench of industry professionals and expand our expertise to continue to provide exceptional knowledge and services to our valued community bank clients,” said RPA President, Matt Radetic.

TWC currently has an office in Overland Park, KS, managed by Chuck McCann. McCann was a founder of the national firm, Mayer Hoffman McCann, and served for more than ten years as the firm’s first managing partner. RPA and TWC will continue to operate in the KS marketplace and will eventually merge offices with approximately 22 employees total. Read more here.

The Whitlock Company was founded in 1913 as an accounting firm. Since then, it has grown to encompass a full range of professional services. The company operates an office in Joplin in addition to its headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

For more information about TWC, please call 417-881-0145.


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