Member News

All three TIAG Member Firms in Australia have ranked among the Top 50 largest firms in The Australian Financial Review's Top 100 Survey. Lowe Lippmann (Victoria) ranked 33rd, ESV Chartered Accountings (New South Wales) ranked 39th and WMS Chartered Accountants (Queensland) ranked 49th. WMS Chartered Accountants was also ranked the 24th fastest growing firm on the list. 

Read more: Three TIAG Members Ranked Among the Top 50 Largest Accounting Firms in Australia

Studio Rock (Milan, Italy) and Mercer & Hole (London, England) started a new collaboration this year: an International “Professional” Exchange Program for their associates. The two firms are giving their associates the opportunity to spend a period of about six months working for the other firm. Luca Viel, Senior Associate at Studio Rock was the first to pursue this opportunity, spending 8 months this year at Mercer & Hole's offices in London. 

Read more: TIAG Members Studio Rock and Mercer & Hole Create the "International 'Professional' Exchange Program

MSK (Los Angeles, California, USA) Represents Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in Deal to Acquire Majority Stake in MoviePass™, Unlimited Movie Subscription Service

MSK client Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in movie subscription technology company MoviePass Inc. for $27,000,000 of cash and stock of HMNY. The deal further implements HMNY’s growth strategy of expanding into industries with opportunities for big data and artificial intelligence innovations.

Read more: MSK Represents HMNY in MoviePass Deal

Mallette LLP has recently been listed among the Top 25 largest accounting firms in Quebec for 2017 by les affaires. With more than 800 employees, Mallette ranked as the fifth largest firm in the region and is currently growing at a rate of more than 10% per year. 

Read more: Mallette LLP Among Top 5 Largest Accounting Firms in Quebec

On March 27th (2017), Unicomer Group Co. Ltd. closed a private placement of senior notes in international markets for US$350 million. These instruments, with a maturity set for 2024 and at a 7.875% rate, were issued in compliance with Regulation 144A/Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act and were guaranteed by Unicomer subsidiaries throughout the Western Hemisphere. Hunte & Co. Partner Laura S. Arthur was selected to provide legal counsel for the British Virgin Islands. 

Unicomer Group is a leading retailer of durable goods in Latin America and the Caribbean, focused in medium and average income sectors. They also serve the Hispanic and Caribbean population in Texas and New York (United States). Unicomer sells many products, including household appliances, electronic goods, furniture, motorcycles, mobile devices, computers and clothing. It has branches in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, operating 1,061 stores, under various brands.