WilliamsMarston Enters Southeast Market with the Acquisition of Paradigm Advisory Group

Expands the Firm’s Accounting Advisory Practice with New Atlanta-Based Team

CLEVELAND and DALLAS, August 18, 2022 | Align Capital Partners’ (“ACP”) market leading accounting, tax and valuation advisory firm, WilliamsMarston LLC (“WilliamsMarston,” the “Firm” or “WM”) has acquired Paradigm Advisory Group, LLC (“Paradigm”), an Atlanta-based boutique advisory firm that provides complex financial and accounting advisory solutions to private equity-backed and public companies. This marks the Firm’s sixth acquisition in two years and brings WilliamsMarston’s headcount to more than 225 professionals.

With a presence in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, Paradigm assists its clients with complex accounting advisory services including technical accounting, external audit support, IPO readiness, carve-out support, due diligence and other challenges commonly encountered in connection with a financing or M&A transaction. Co-Founders Travis Hannon, Chris Bitler, and the entire Paradigm team joined WilliamsMarston at the close.

“Paradigm was founded to provide our clients with high impact solutions in challenging and complex situations,” said Travis Hannon. “By focusing on attracting and retaining the best technical and operational accounting talent, our clients have come to trust our ability to drive high quality, repeatable outcomes.”

“We built Paradigm from the ground up with an entrepreneurial spirit that is 100% focused on serving our clients at the highest level,” said Chris Bitler. “Our high-caliber team of specialists, who average more than 20 years of experience, will continue this mission as part of WM.”

“Paradigm is a perfect fit with WM given our common vision to hire the best people, serve great clients and engage in highly complex, technical situations,” said Jon Marston, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at WilliamsMarston. “Most importantly, Paradigm’s people-centric approach is perfectly aligned with the WM culture.”

Landen Williams, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at WilliamsMarston, added, “Paradigm’s established presence in the Southeast will expand our geographic reach and create new opportunities for service line growth. We are excited to welcome the Paradigm team and look forward to working together as one firm to solve our clients’ most complicated problems.”

ACP Managing Partner Chris Jones, Partner Matt Beesley, Operating Partner Dave Perotti and Senior Associate Aaron Lewis worked on the transaction.