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Ryan Continues International Expansion with Acquisition of Netherlands-based Franke & Den Breems

Press Release Jun 06, 2011

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced the Firm’s continued international expansion with the acquisition of Franke & Den Breems, a respected Dutch tax law firm specializing in value-added tax (VAT) and real estate transfer tax advisory services. Ryan’s Netherlands operations will be based in Alkmaar and Amsterdam, and will provide local expertise for companies in the Netherlands, as well as additional support for the Firm’s portfolio of multinational clients operating all across Europe.

The team of professionals, based in the Netherlands, will work together with Ryan’s United Kingdom team to provide companies in the Netherlands and Europe a comprehensive suite of VAT advisory, VAT recovery, VAT compliance, tax automation, tax control framework, and real estate transfer tax services unique to the European VAT system. The Netherlands operation is already supporting a number of premier companies and plans to further acquire premier Dutch tax talent to support its existing clients, as well as the new global clients introduced through Ryan’s extensive international network.

“Our clients in the Netherlands will maintain the detailed local knowledge they have come to expect from the existing Franke & Den Breems management team and staff,” said Rick Franke, Suzanne C. den Breems, and Joyce N. Zijlstra, Ryan Principals and former partners of Franke & Den Breems. “They will also greatly benefit from Ryan’s wealth of additional international VAT consultancy services enriched with innovative tax technology solutions and an international team of European tax experts.”

“Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world’s leading global companies,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Vice Chairman of Global VAT. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients has played a major role in supporting our international expansion in the Netherlands.”

“The opening of our Netherlands operation is another important milestone in our strategic growth plan for capturing additional market share through international expansion,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “We will continue to build new operations in those countries where our premier global clients operate and acquire the most seasoned international tax talent to best serve their needs.”

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Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-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 multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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