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Ryan to Acquire Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services Business

Press Release Sep 26, 2012

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services business. The completion of the acquisition is subject to regulatory review, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services business provides consulting and outsourcing services to clients looking to manage and reduce their property tax and unclaimed property liabilities.

“Property Tax Services is a profitable segment with great potential for continued growth. However, as we announced earlier this year, its consulting model does not fit within our strategy for the larger Tax & Accounting business,” said Brian Peccarelli, President of the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “We feel confident that Ryan will continue to develop the Property Tax Services business—creating an offering to its customers that is innovative and brings value to the market.”

“This acquisition launches a new phase of global growth for our Firm and the seasoned professionals of Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services who will play a key role in our future success,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “As we continue to experience quantum leaps in growth, all of us remain committed to providing our clients world-class service and superior results.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Ryan

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 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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