Crowe Horwath Acquires Rowbotham International

Chicago-based Crowe Horwath (FY17 net revenue of $809.5 million) will acquire San Francisco-based Rowbotham International on Oct. 30. Crowe will welcome Rowbotham’s four partners and 20 professionals and incorporate its operations.

Rowbotham provides a full range of domestic and international tax and audit compliance services, as well as advisory services. Its professionals include accountants, attorneys and consultants. The firm has industry experience in information technology, software, bio technology, real estate, distribution, hotel and leisure services, media, financial services and entertainment.

“Rowbotham’s focus on international markets is a great fit for our continued expansion as a global firm,” says Crowe CEO Jim Powers. “Crowe’s brand promise is to help our clients and our people make smart decisions to create lasting value. With the global market continuing to grow, this is definitely a smart decision that we believe will build lasting value for the future.”

“Crowe is making a major commitment to expanding its California presence and was fortunate to find one of the top tax boutiques in the country in Rowbotham,” says Allan Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who, along with Chris Frederiksen, advised both firms on the combination. “Rowbotham was approached by approximately a half dozen national and mega regional firms and in the end selected Crowe for its great culture, leadership, innovation and global network.”