DALLAS, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that the Firm has signed an agreement to acquire WTP Advisors (WTP), one of the fastest-growing independent tax practices in the industry. Michael Minihan and Ian Boccaccio, co-founders of WTP, will join the Ryan executive leadership team as Principals to support the integration and drive continued growth and international expansion. Ian Boccaccio will also serve as Principal and Practice Leader of Ryan's International Tax practice.
The acquisition will add a team of experienced tax professionals to provide additional knowledge and client support across multiple practice areas, including international tax, credits and incentives, state and local tax, and federal tax. WTP's core capabilities in international tax compliance and tax provision services will drive growth in Ryan's rapidly expanding International Tax practice. It also adds a large complement of respected companies to Ryan's portfolio of clients across the world. Revenue generation and accelerated return on investment will be realized by offering WTP clients additional access to the Firm's integrated, single-source solution of more than 45 global tax practices for improving cash flow and minimizing tax liabilities.
"WTP clients will benefit tremendously from the unparalleled tax knowledge, expertise, and commitment to client service that our newly combined team of tax professionals will provide," said Michael Minihan, Partner and Co-Founder of WTP. "This acquisition will support a new phase of international growth and expansion for Ryan, and the legacy professionals of WTP will play a key role in our future success," said Ian Boccaccio, Partner and Co-Founder of WTP.
"This acquisition represents another key milestone in the successful execution of our global growth strategy," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "As we continue to build market leadership in tax services through acquisition and organic growth, we remain committed to providing our clients world-class service and superior results."
Certain assets associated with WTP, including the WTP Exchange and Worldwide Trade Partners, LLC entities, will remain independent and are not included in the acquisition. The parties expect that the transaction will close by the end of November.
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the sixth largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,900 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in more than 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.
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