Chicago-based accounting firm NDH Advisors has acquired Leawood, KS-based tax and accounting firm Stratus Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dallas private-equity firm Unity Partners acquired NDH last May, providing the accounting firm with capital, strategic, and operational support as NDH looks to expand through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Stratus Group is the Chicago firm’s first acquisition.
“Following our partnership with Unity in May of 2023, we’ve been evaluating strategic growth opportunities and are thrilled for the Stratus team to join us in providing premier tax, accounting and advisory services to clients,” Jeremy Dubow, CEO and co-founder of NDH, said in a statement.
Established in 2002, Stratus provides tax and outsourced accounting services to high-net-worth individuals and small businesses. In addition to the firm’s tax focus, Stratus provides such services as estate planning, succession planning, cash-flow reporting and bill pay, recordkeeping, and money manager selection and evaluation. The firm is led by Courtney Jones, who had a 22-year career at Deloitte before founding Stratus. She will continue to be actively involved in the business, according to NDH.
“Courtney is a highly energized and experienced leader who will help us grow our presence in Kansas City and collaborate with us on best practices to enhance our business and serve more clients across the country,” Dubow said.
Founded in 2003 by three former Arthur Andersen employees, NDH provides tax, accounting, and advisory services to more than 1,500 clients throughout the U.S.