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Armanino Adds Dallas Firm Fred J. Bastie & Associates to Strengthen Individual and Real Estate Tax Practices

December 19, 2018

SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armanino LLP, one of the top 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., today announced Dallas-based Fred J. Bastie & Associates will join with the firm. The deal is effective Jan. 1, 2019.

“Fred and his team are well respected in the Dallas community, and we are very excited for them to be joining with Armanino,” said Perry Kaufman, Partner-in-Charge, Texas for Armanino LLP. “Their expertise in individual, estate and gift, and real estate taxation are a great addition.”

The deal will provide Fred J. Bastie & Associates’ individual clients with broader and deeper expertise in tax consulting, international tax, wealth transfer strategies, business management and family office services. And for business owners or corporate clients, it provides a set of solutions such as outsourced finance and accounting, expertise in M&A advisory, audit capabilities, technology consulting and business strategy. “By joining together we can continue to provide our clients with a high level of personalized service while adding all the resources Armanino has to offer,” said Fred J. Bastie, founder of Fred J. Bastie & Associates. “Armanino is a great fit for us, and I look forward to continuing to provide exceptional tax planning and consulting to all our clients.”

Armanino’s aggressive growth is anchored in its pursuit of expanded service lines, technology solutions and specialized expertise. The firm has been listed on Inside Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Managed Firms list for 15 out of the last 16 years. It is regularly featured in best places to work lists and was named Best of Accounting in Client Satisfaction in 2018 with a Net Promoter Score that is nearly double the average for the accounting industry.

Bastie will join Armanino as a partner in the Tax practice.

This transaction is scheduled to close on January 1, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

About Armanino LLP

Armanino LLP ( https://www.armaninollp.com/ ) is one of the top 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited, one of the world’s major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group ( www.amfmediagroup.com ), a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital ( www.intersectcapitalllc.com ), is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

Kyle McGuire, AMF Media Group925.790.2788 kyle@amfmediagroup.com

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