Antares Group, Inc. will acquire the Franchise Group with Boston-based Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP effective October 1, 2018. The combined group will operate under the Antares Group, Inc. name.
The merger of the two firms brings together two leading CPA firms renowned for their work with restaurant franchisees, including McDonald’s owner/operators across the country. Once the acquisition is complete, Antares Group will represent nearly 1,600 McDonald’s restaurants in 37 states, making it one of the largest CPA firms in the United States that serves McDonald’s owner/operators.
Antares Group has been a leading accounting firm serving quick-service restaurant owners, small business owners and individuals since 1984. The Franchise Group at Gray, Gray & Gray likewise has more than 30 years of experience working with quick-service restaurant owners, full-service restaurants and other business owners.
Antares Group provides comprehensive back office outsourcing, a full-range of monthly accounting services, tax planning and business strategy advice, next generation planning, purchase and sales consulting, and estate and retirement planning.
“Our combined experience and expertise positions us to pool our resources with the best people and technology to continue to be the leading accounting firm working with McDonald’s owner/operators and small businesses,” said Emmitt White, CPA, CVA, and CEO of Antares Group, Inc.
“This opportunity to merge with Antares Group, Inc. is exciting for us and aligns with our goal of being the premier CPA firm serving restaurateurs and McDonald’s owner/operators,” said Mark Kashgegian, CPA.
The firm remains committed to their involvement in many worthwhile organizations, such as the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and the Georgia Restaurant Association, along with several local organizations supported by the firm’s associates and partners.
Antares Group will be headquartered in Conyers, Ga., with an office in Boston.