Wauwatosa-based Wipfli LLP will broaden its footprint in the Chicago area after agreeing to acquire Illinois-based Weltman Bernfield LLC, the two accounting and business consulting firms said Monday.

As part of the merger, which will close Sept. 1, Weltman Bernfield’s 45 professionals will join more than 1,600 professionals at Wipfli. There are now 38 Wipfli offices in India and the U.S., three of which are located in Chicagoland. Read the full story here.