Briggs & Veselka Co., a leading audit, tax and consulting services firm, announced the acquisition of Financial Valuation Services (FVS), a business valuation and financial consulting firm in Austin.

FVS and its employees, including founder Edward Fowler, will relocate to the Briggs & Veselka Austin office.

“This acquisition will provide added depth to our business valuation and litigation support team in Houston and in Austin,” said Briggs & Veselka Co. Managing Partner Sheila Enriquez.

“Edward and his team will be a valuable resource for all business valuation and litigation support matters,” she added. 

Fowler has testified in state and federal courts, and has served as a court master. FVS has been named to the Texas Lawyer’s Best Hall of Fame for Business Valuation and Financial Consulting.

Through its subsidiary, Pathway Forensics, Briggs & Veselka also provides forensic accounting and digital forensics to the legal market and has received numerous awards for its services from a leading Texas legal publication, including Best Texas-Based End–to-End E-Discovery Provider, Best Texas-Based Forensic Accounting Firm, Texas-Based Computer Forensics Firm, and Best Texas-Based Expert Witness Provider.

Pathway recently added a professional in Austin, and now has staff in Houston, The Woodlands, and Austin.

“We are excited to be joining such a dynamic firm. Sheila and her team in Houston and Bill Love and his team in Austin have cultivated an outstanding reputation across the state, and my team and I are honored to be working with other valuation professionals who have the same passion for quality work and client service,” said Edward Fowler, Founder of FVS, who will join Briggs & Veselka as a partner.

In a recent client satisfaction survey, Briggs & Veselka earned a net promoter score four times that of the average in the accounting industry.

This acquisition is the sixth the firm has made since January 2017, including two in Austin in 2018. 

The firm’s strategy is to remain independent in order to provide a more nimble and cost-effective solutions for middle-market corporate clients, high net worth families, and litigation and family law attorneys.

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