WilliamsMarston announces Chord Advisors takeover

With more than 30 staff members and roughly 500 clients the deal brings WilliamsMarston’s headcount to over 100 professionals

WilliamsMarston, an advisory, tax, and management consulting firm, has acquired specialty accountancy advisory group Chord Advisors for an undisclosed fee.

Founded in 2012, Chord is headquartered in Newport Beach, and provides a range of specialized accounting advisory services, such as IPO readiness and technical accounting support.

With more than 30 staff members and roughly 500 clients the takeover, which is its second in the past year, brings WilliamsMarston’s headcount to over 100 professionals.

Moreover, through the transaction, the group has seen its client portfolio expand to roughly 1,000 across its offices in Boston, New York, Dallas, and southern California.

Landen Williams, co-founder and managing partner at WilliamsMarston, said: “Chord has built a phenomenal reputation as a leader in capital markets transactions with deep subject-matter experts in numerous areas impacting our clients.

“Our clients have complex challenges requiring advisors that have the depth and breadth of expertise and resources to guide them through very complicated situations. Chord’s team, which includes former Big Four national office and FASB staff members, will be immediately impactful in expanding our capabilities.”

Dave Horin, founder and managing partner at Chord, added: “We have a deep respect for the WilliamsMarston brand and we believe this combination will provide a powerful and unique service offering to the market. 

“Moreover, our organizations share a very similar culture and philosophy of delivering top-notch services to companies on their most complex transactions with an unparalleled commitment to quality and integrity.”

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