LONDON (PRWEB UK) 8 January 2014
Stroz Friedberg, a global investigations, intelligence, and risk services company, announced today it has acquired the business of Tyrian Partners, LLP, a global financial investigations firm headquartered in London. Tyrian Partners’ three founders, Richard Abbey, Brian Stapleton, and Brendan Hawthorne, were named Managing Directors.
The acquisition enhances Stroz Friedberg’s investigations and intelligence service offerings primarily outside of the U.S. Operating globally across all industries, Tyrian Partners specialises in investigating financial wrongdoing. Through its extensive forensic accounting and financial investigations expertise, it works with clients to determine facts, minimise losses, and maximise recoveries. Tyrian acts for corporates, law firms, financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, sovereign states, and high net worth individuals, working directly with them and with other advisors.
Tyrian Partners’ 12 employees will move into Stroz Friedberg’s London office. Richard Abbey, one of Tyrian’s founding partners, will lead Stroz Friedberg’s forensic accounting practice globally.
“We have long respected the founders of Tyrian Partners and the world-class forensic accounting work they provide on behalf of their clients in exposing fraud and recovering funds,” said Michael Patsalos-Fox, CEO of Stroz Friedberg. “As we join forces, I believe our collective talents will keep our firm ahead of the curve of modern investigation techniques and bring the best technologies to bear for our clients.”
Elizabeth Maringer, Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg, said: “Fraudulent business practices today have international implications, requiring experts in multiple geographies with the ability to analyse data from various sources to get the full picture of an event. With the Tyrian team, we are excited to enhance our forensic accounting and investigations capabilities globally in anticipation of our clients’ needs.”
Stroz Friedberg’s forensic accounting team works with clients in resolving complicated business disputes and preventing, detecting, and responding to allegations of fraud. It calls upon its investigative, accounting, and analytical expertise to assist clients in all phases of fraud and misconduct matters, including prevention, investigation, and litigation.
“Stroz Friedberg is a leading player in its industry,” said Tyrian Partners’ Richard Abbey. “Combining the firm’s multi-disciplined investigation talent, especially in the areas of digital forensics and cyber security, with Tyrian’s depth of forensic accounting and financial expertise provides a clear advantage for our clients. It’s a great opportunity to innovate financial investigations methods across a global platform.”
About the founders of Tyrian Partners, LLP
Richard Abbey is a chartered accountant and brings over 25 years of professional service and Big 4 audit and forensic experience. Prior to launching Tyrian Partners, Richard co-founded the Financial Investigations practice at Kroll and served as global head of Investigations and Disputes.
Brian Stapleton has had a career spanning 30 years in the financial services and consulting sector and is a trained barrister. Brian co-founded the Financial Investigations practice at Kroll and prior to launching Tyrian Partners served as the regional head of Kroll EMEA.
Brendan Hawthorne is a chartered accountant and brings over 25 years of financial services, Big 4 audit and forensic experience. Prior to launching Tyrian Partners, Brendan headed Kroll’s Dubai office and led the Middle East financial investigations practice. He has also served as global head of financial crime for a major international financial services institution.
About Stroz Friedberg, LLC
Founded in 2000, Stroz Friedberg is a global leader in investigations, intelligence, and risk services. It provides expertise in digital forensics, cybercrime and incident response, security science, forensic accounting, compliance, due diligence, data discovery and analytics. Working at the intersection of technology, investigations, regulatory governance and behavioural science, the company is driven by a core purpose—seeking truth so clients can find the assurance and answers they need to move forward with certainty.
With eleven offices across nine U.S. cities, London, and Hong Kong, Stroz Friedberg assists in managing critical risk for Fortune 100 companies as well as 80% of the AmLaw 100 and the Top 20 UK law firms. Learn more at http://www.strozfriedberg.com.
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