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BVWireIssue #182-2
November 8, 2017

People: Stephane Oury has joined Stout as managing director of its new office in Geneva, and Christophe Lapaque has joined in a similar capacity in the firm’s new office in Lausanne, also in Switzerland … Montana CPA firm Anderson ZurMuehlen has promoted a number of staffers, including Steven Johnson to senior manager; he’s a CPA who also consults on economic damages cases … James P. Liddy has been named chairman of KPMG's Global Financial Services practice … Mike Harlan, Bruce Taylor, and Allen Weingarten are new partners at Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Ltd. in Illinois in the wake of its merger with Rockoff, Harlan, Rasof Ltd. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy David Kautter has been named as acting commissioner of the IRS; he’s formerly with RSM US LLP and Ernst & Young.

Firms: The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) have reached an agreement on the merger of NAIFA into ASA; the merger will add nearly 800 new members to ASA's more than 5,000 multidiscipline credentialed valuation professionals in over 75 countries and 63 chapters throughout the world … Allied Business Group, based in Overland Park, Kan., will broaden its business to include advising registered investment advisory firms (RIAs) on M&A transactions; it will also rebrand itself as Mariner Capital Advisors to better reflect its relationship with its parent company (Mariner) … Ankura, a national business advisory and expert services firm, has a new logo with the subtitle “Collaboration Drives Results” … Objective Capital Partners, a middle-market M&A advisory firm in Southern California, has been awarded four Advisor of the Year awards including one for valuation advisory Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly expands to Texas with the acquisition of Davis Kinard & Co. of Abilene, which will add 11 partners and 80 staffers to the firm.

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