People: Karl Schwabauer was promoted to partner at BKM Sowan Horan LLP (Dallas) and leads the Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation and Litigation group … Two promotions in the valuation, forensic, and litigation department at BST & Co. CPAs LLP (Albany, N.Y.): Katie Stott to senior manager and Caleb Barton to senior analyst … Eric Flickinger was promoted to manager in the business valuation department of Apple Growth Partners in Ohio; he’s in the Cleveland office … Jessica Barnes has joined Cherry Bekaert LLP as director of business development based in its Richmond, Va., office … Former KPMG Sweden CEO Helene Willberg has joined Alvarez & Marsal as a managing director based in Stockholm; she’s a top transaction advisory professional and, with Christer Wiberg, will co-lead the firm’s Nordic practice … MPI expands into commercial damage litigation and forensic accounting services with the hiring of James T. O’Brien as managing director; the firm’s headquarters is in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Firms: WithumSmith+Brown has acquired Bond Beebe, expanding its presence in the Beltway with the firm’s offices in Bethesda, Md., and Arlington, Va.; the combined firm has 124 partners and 830 staffers in 16 offices … HBK CPAs & Consultants has acquired Pittsburgh appraisal firm Brabender Mascetta Pattison LLC to strengthen its valuation, litigation, and forensics business unit; HBK has over 500 professionals in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida … Denver-based Arcstone Partners has joined the business valuation practice of CPA firm Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP (Palo Alto, Calif.); the combined team will focus on venture-backed technology companies and other niche industries … GBQ Partners LLC has relocated its offices in Cincinnati to new space that fits up to 48 employees with options to expand … Boston-based AAFCPAs, with another office in Wellesley, Mass., adds a new one in Westborough, Mass.; 180 people-plus are in the three spots.
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