SRR strengthens Dispute Advisory practice with acquisition of Natoma Partners, LLC

11 Jan, 2016, 09:57 ET from Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stout Risius Ross, Inc. (SRR), a global advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services, announced today that it has acquired Natoma Partners, LLC. The acquisition became effective on January 1.

Natoma Partners, a prominent Chicago-based management consulting firm providing forensic investigation, litigation consulting, expert witness testimony, and other financial consulting services, expands SRR's existing Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services practice.

"Given that many of Natoma's professionals were former auditors at top-tier accounting firms, their addition strengthens the SRR bench, particularly in accounting and audit-related disputes, large-scale tax controversies, and forensic accounting investigations," explains John R. Bone, national leader of SRR's Disputes Group. "Also, their big data and analytics expertise is a great complement to our existing E-Discovery and computer forensic services capabilities."

"This creates a real powerhouse in litigation consulting and support in Chicago," said Andrew W. Steigleder, a partner at Mayer Brown who has worked with experts from both SRR and Natoma. "SRR's disputes practice already has an outstanding reputation. Combining with such a strong firm as Natoma takes it to the next level."

Craige L. Stout, CEO of SRR, explained that while the firm has grown quickly it has never sought to grow for growth's sake. "We don't compromise on either quality or culture," he said. "The Natoma group has a truly exceptional reputation plus a culture very similar to ours. We could not be more excited to have them join us."

Daniel P. Broadhurst, a Managing Director, joining from Natoma Partners, added, "We knew we could benefit from the reach and resources of a national firm, but it had to be the right firm. SRR has the national platform we've wanted as well as a reputation for doing first-rate work."

About Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

SRR is a global advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services. We serve a range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries around the world. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex financial matters.  For more information, visit www.SRR.com, follow us on Twitter @StoutRisiusRoss, and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Natoma Partners 

Natoma Partners is an independent provider of financial consulting services headquartered in Chicago, with alliances and affiliations with several accounting and consulting firms allowing for international access to networks of expertise when required. We provide forensic investigation, litigation consulting, expert witness testimony and other financial consulting services to help clients and their law firms effectively address complex, off-strategy issues arising from commercial disputes, litigation, investigations, regulation, and other sources of significant conflict or disruption.

SRR is a trade name for Stout Risius Ross, Inc. and Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer and SIPC member firm.

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