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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Valuation Expert Financial Strategies Consulting Group Joins with Armanino

SAN RAMON, Calif. (December 1, 2016)Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, today announced valuation expert Financial Strategies Consulting Group (FSCG) is joining Armanino, effective January 1, 2017. The Lafayette, California-based group has more than 20 years of experience advising businesses of all sizes on their valuation needs, bringing experience and expertise to early stage companies through IPO and M&A liquidity events.

“We’re very excited that FSCG is joining with Armanino. It is one of the most respected valuation providers in the nation, working with companies from all stages of the business lifecycle,” said Matt Armanino, COO of Armanino LLP. “We have known FSCG’s founder for many years and know the company shares our values when it comes to delivering the highest level of client service and empowering highly professional staff to succeed.”

The combination enhances the Armanino valuation team’s ability to service a broader spectrum of companies with deeper expertise. At the same time, FSCG clients can now access a variety of accounting and consulting solutions such as: tax advisory, M&A advisory, equity accounting & administration solutions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and internal audit support, and a wide breadth of technology consulting solutions including ERP, CRM, budget & forecasting and business reporting & analytics.

“I’m excited and look forward to leading the valuation practice, as this combination brings together two experienced teams that share a commitment to supporting clients’ success and helping them with all their valuation needs. Our team looks forward to joining with Armanino where we can reach even greater heights together,” said Greg Ansel, Principal and Founder of FSCG.

In the new year, the FSCG team will relocate to Armanino’s headquarters office in San Ramon, California at 12657 Alcosta Blvd. Clients will experience no disruption of services during the transition and will continue to work with the same team they have known and trusted for many years.

Armanino has been listed on Inside Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Managed Firms list for 14 out of the last 15 years, was named a Best of Accounting in Client Satisfaction 2016 by Inavero, nearly doubling the accounting industry average in Net Promoter Score, and is regularly featured in best places to work lists.

This transaction with Financial Strategies Consulting Group (FSCG) is scheduled to close on January 1, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

About ArmaninoLLP
Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California and one of the largest in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division – AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com) a media and communications services agency. Its affiliates include Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com), an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm, and The Brenner Group (www.thebrennergroup.com), an Armanino company dedicated to interim CFO and permanent placement services and a comprehensive suite of specialized financial and management services.

Kyle McGuire, AMF Media Group
925.790.2788 / Kyle@amfmediagroup.com