charly weinstein on cnbc talking about the private equity deal.
towerbrook capital partners’ infusion “reimagines the traditional accounting firm model.”
eisneramper llp – one of the profession’s top 20 firms with more than $420 in annual billings, 200 partners, and 1,200 employees – has sold about half the firm to towerbrook capital partners, a private equity fund with big investments in the financial services sector.
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as a result, eisner is splitting into two entities: the legacy eisneramper llp, a licensed cpa firm, to provide attest services, and the new pe-funded eisner advisory group llc, for business advisory and non-attest services. terms were not disclosed but towerbrook has a reputation for taking controlling interests in the companies it funds. audit and assurance account for about 49 percent of eisner’s pre-deal billings, with 42 percent from tax and 9 percent in consulting.
“it will be a positive disruptor in the profession,” according to charly weinstein, eisneramper ceo. “rather than conforming to traditional frameworks, adopting a new model of ownership facilitates the best structure for the firm to drive growth and innovative solutions to our clients. our colleagues will be able to chart a course for success in our purpose-built practice structure.”