Troy-based Rehmann, a top 40 accounting and advisory firm, and Grandville, Mich.-based Trivalent Group, a top 100 managed IT service provider, are slated to combine, effective April 1. The addition of Trivalent will allow Rehmann to launch a managed IT solutions practice that serves to broaden the service offerings of both firms.
In turn, Trivalent Group will expand Rehmann’s offerings in both cybersecurity and technology consulting offerings. Trivalent has offices in Grandville, Traverse City, Battle Creek, East Lansing, and Midland, and specializes in managed services, managed cloud, cybersecurity, managed networks, and business continuity. Trivalent Group offers managed services and other IT solutions to its more than 700 clients.
According to Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann, a critical factor in joining with Trivalent Group was advancing the client experience.
“As the world becomes increasingly technology-driven, Rehmann is focused on staying ahead of our clients’ needs and helping them thrive long into the future,” says Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann.
“The addition of Trivalent Group will bring more core business solutions under one roof, allowing us to holistically serve our clients and help them reach their business goals. Combinations like this will ensure we continue to meet our clients’ growing business needs and anticipate future demands of businesses at any stage in their lifecycle.”
Initially, Trivalent Group will retain its name while it operates under Rehmann. Expanded capabilities will be offered immediately throughout the Midwest, with a full integration beginning in 2019.
“We are thrilled to partner with Rehmann, and in doing so, we are maintaining the core values essential to our success — a focus on community and exceptional client service,” says Larry Andrus, CEO of Trivalent Group. “Together, we will bring insightful, complementary ideas to the table, helping clients meet future demands while keeping their greater business mission in mind.”
Andrus will remain at the forefront of driving the strategic vision and future growth, with Rupp as CEO of both organizations.
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors, and corporate investigators. Rehmann has more than 800 associates in 19 offices across Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International.