Weaver merges in HSSK

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Weaver, a Top 100 Firm based in Houston, is adding HSSK LLC, expanding the firm’s forensic accounting, litigation support and business valuation practice.

As part of the deal, three partners and more than 20 other professionals from Texas-based HSSK will join Weaver as part of the firm’s Financial Advisory Services practice. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Weaver ranked 37th on Accounting Today’s 2019 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $127.1 million in annual revenue, approximately 94 partners and 660 staff members.

The deal promises to supplement Weaver’s ability to provide forensic accounting, investigation, litigation support and valuation services to clients. Weaver already provides services in these areas, but HSSK also has more than 40 years of experience.

“HSSK’s values, leadership styles and technical capabilities align well with ours, and we’re excited about the new capabilities we’ll be able to offer clients and the new opportunities that will arise for our leaders and team members,” said Weaver CEO John Mackel in a statement.

HSSK specializes in offering litigation consulting and expert witness services to corporate, legal and professional clients, including addressing liability and damage issues. HSSK also valuates business and intangible assets for financial reporting, taxation, transaction and corporate planning purposes, and provided bankruptcy and financial restructuring services.

“With this merger, our combined forensics, litigation and valuation practice will be one of the largest in Texas,” said David Rook, Weaver’s COO for assurance and advisory services in a statement. “The move builds our advisory service line and adds top talent in three of our existing markets — Austin, Dallas and Houston.”

The three new partners joining Weaver from HSSK are Jared Jordan, who will lead Weaver’s newly expanded Forensics and Litigation Services practice; Curt Germany, Jr., who will lead Weaver’s Valuation Services practice; and Mike Hill, Jr., who will be a partner in the Valuation Services practice.

Last year, Weaver acquired the tax practice of Condon & Company, P.C., a firm based in Houston.

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