Blue and Co. merges with Texas company

Carmel-based Blue and Co. LLC recently announced its merger with the Texas accounting firm JW Anderson and Associates PC.

The merger was effective Jan. 1.

The combined firm will operate as Blue and Co. LLC, and the newly merged offices will continue to operate out of JW Anderson and Associates, which has existing locations in Lubbock and Muleshoe, Texas.

JW Anderson’s seven professionals will join Blue and Co.’s existing Dallas team, which has a specialized focus on the health care industry, according to a news release.

The addition of JW Anderson’s professionals will bring Blue and Co.’s total headcount to more than 370 professionals in 12 offices across Indiana, including ones in Seymour and Columbus, Ohio, Kentucky and Texas.

This merger is Blue and Co.’s third in the past nine months. The other two involved two Cincinnati firms.

JW Anderson and Associates was founded in 2000 by Larry Anderson, who has more than 45 years of public accounting experience. Certified public accountant Jerry Hill became an owner in 2012. Blue and Co. was founded in 1970 in Indianapolis.