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Ryan Acquires Shiv Om Consultants; Forms the Dominant Severance Tax Practice in the United States

Press Release Dec 21, 2016

Dallas, TexasRyan, a leading global tax services firm, has acquired Shiv Om Consultants, an industry-recognized pioneer and leader in severance tax consulting. Shiv Om Consultants, based in Houston, Texas, is one of the most established severance tax firms in the industry. This acquisition adds a team of highly qualified tax specialists with proven experience reducing severance tax liabilities for large oil and gas exploration and production companies, and brings a number of significant Fortune 500 relationships to Ryan’s client portfolio.

“Ryan’s strategic acquisition of Shiv Om adds substantial capabilities to our Severance Tax practice to meet increasing client demand in the oil and gas industry,” said Matt Travis, Principal and Severance Tax Practice Leader of Ryan. “Our Severance Tax practice is now the undisputed market leader, supporting most of the largest energy companies in the world.”

“With complementary strengths and a similar client-centric approach, we are excited to be joining Ryan,” said J.C. Thakker, Founder and CEO of Shiv Om Consultants. “I look forward to helping support the seamless integration of our organizations and ensuring outstanding client value for our newly combined client portfolio.”

“The strategic acquisition of Shiv Om Consultants is another milestone in our strategy to build on our market leadership as the largest firm in the world specializing exclusively in tax services,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Our clients will benefit tremendously from the unmatched severance tax expertise of our newly combined team of tax professionals, and we look forward to delivering even higher levels of client service and results.” 

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 4,700 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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