CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., has reached an agreement with Perry-Smith LLP to have its partners and professionals join Crowe on Nov. 1, 2011.
Established in 1984, Perry-Smith is a full-service provider of audit, tax and consulting services, with 16 partners and a team of more than 100 professionals in San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.
"By adding the people of Perry-Smith, this expansion allows us to further develop the West Coast, a key element of our vision of becoming a national firm that is globally branded," said Chuck Allen, Crowe's chief executive officer. "While we currently have California offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, we believe that a presence in San Francisco and Sacramento will enhance our ability to serve the needs of our clients and the careers of our people. It also allows us greater opportunities to create new client relationships in the Northern California market through the excellent reputation of the Perry-Smith partners and people."
Perry-Smith founder Robert Perry-Smith said, "Being part of Crowe will provide our clients with access to broader resources, while providing significant benefit to our personnel through expanded career opportunities."
"Our two firms complement each other very well," said Allen, "as Perry-Smith's culture and dedication to their clients' and people's experience are consistent with Crowe's."
About Crowe Horwath LLP
Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,400 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world, consisting of 150 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 580 cities around the world.
About Perry-Smith LLP
Founded in 1984, Perry-Smith LLP has grown to become one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Northern California. Sixteen partners and a team of more than 100 professionals serve clients throughout California and the western U.S. from offices in San Francisco and Sacramento.
SOURCE Crowe Horwath LLP