CBIZ adds forensic accounting firm

Top 100 Firm CBIZ Inc. has acquired “substantially all” of the assets of San Diego-based Brinig Taylor Zimmer Inc.

Financial terms of the deal, which was effective Sept. 1, were not disclosed. All of BTZ’s 17 employees are expected to join CBIZ.

BTZ provides forensic accounting, litigation consulting, and business valuation services to both individuals and a range of businesses. It reported roughly $4 million in revenue, while Cleveland-based CBIZ ranked No. 10 on Accounting Today’s 2019 list of the Top 100 Firms with $785 million in revenue.

"Our forensic and financial services national practice has known and worked with the BTZ team for years,” said CBIZ president and CEO Jerry Grisko in a statement. “In addition to being one of the largest forensic accounting providers of its kind, BTZ is also one of the most experienced and respected firms in San Diego. This acquisition will add significant depth to our existing forensic accounting practice."

"After 36 years of building a team-based forensic accounting and business valuation firm, the entire staff of Brinig Taylor Zimmer is thrilled to join CBIZ,” said BTZ’s Brian Brinig in a statement. “We firmly believe that there is a synergistic benefit to the relationship with CBIZ and we look forward to serving our existing clients with the strength and support of CBIZ behind us."

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