Align Capital Partners (ACP) has made a growth capital investment in WilliamsMarston, an accounting advisory and management consulting firm with offices in Boston and New York. Co-Founders Landen Williams and Jon Marston will continue to lead the Firm through its next phase of growth.
WilliamsMarston provides public, private equity-backed and pre-IPO companies with specialised consulting services including transaction support in M&A, divestitures, initial public offerings and restructuring as well as technical accounting, interim management and process improvement. “Jon and I founded WilliamsMarston on the premise that many companies, their investors, lenders and other stakeholders were underserved in the accounting advisory space,” says Williams. “We owe our success to date to our uniquely talented team and their commitment to helping our clients accomplish their most critical objectives.”
WilliamsMarston’s team of former Big Four professionals routinely address the CFO suite’s most challenging issues, offering pragmatic, actionable solutions.
“WilliamsMarston has built a well-known and highly respected brand in its markets and has continued to grow relationships with market-leading public and private-equity backed clients,” says ACP Managing Partner Chris Jones. “We are thrilled to establish this partnership and are looking forward to further investing in the Firm’s sales, marketing and technology resources as well as its people in order to help drive continued growth.”
“This is an important milestone for everyone at WilliamsMarston. ACP is a great cultural fit for our firm; we share a vision centered around hiring and developing the most talented professionals while providing exceptional service to our clients,” says Marston. “We are excited to begin this partnership and accelerate our growth into new geographic markets while broadening our capabilities and service offerings to better serve our loyal and expanding client base.”
Operating Partner Dave Perotti, Principal Matt Beesley and Associate Bill Zaccardelli worked alongside Jones on the transaction. Gary Belske, former EY Americas Deputy Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, advised ACP and joined the board of directors at the close.
WilliamsMarston was advised on the transaction by BellMark Partners and K&L Gates LLP, while ACP was advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.