Ryan Acquires Altus International; Supports European Expansion and Growth of International Tax Practice

DALLAS, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Ryan, a leading global tax services firm serving more than 9,000 clients in over 40 countries, today announced that it has acquired Altus International, a Netherlands-based consulting firm providing transfer pricing, business restructuring, and valuation expertise to multinational companies around the world. The acquisition complements Ryan's International Tax expertise with additional global transfer pricing and valuation services. It also adds an experienced team of professionals to support expansion across Europe. Altus International founders, Michel Sijmonsbergen and Roderick Veldhuizen, join the Firm's International Tax leadership team and will play a significant role in the continued growth of the practice.

"We are proud to add a firm with the industry reputation and expertise of Altus International," said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan's International Tax Practice Leader. "Recognized by International Tax Review as the 2013 Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, their support will help drive substantial added value for our multinational clients."

"Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world's leading global companies, and the acquisition of Altus International will deliver tremendous value through additional transfer pricing solutions," said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America Operations. "The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to expand Ryan's international tax services."

"The acquisition of Altus International represents another key milestone in the successful execution of our global growth strategy," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "This deal helps us deliver higher levels of value to our multinational clients, reinforce our international tax services, and continue our aggressive growth across Europe."

About Ryan

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 1,800 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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