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Rowbotham International joins Crowe Horwath LLP

Global firm expands international tax practice

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CHICAGO (Sept. 21, 2017) – Crowe Horwath LLP (Crowe) has reached an agreement with Rowbotham International (Rowbotham) to welcome its people and incorporate its operations into Crowe on Oct. 30, 2017. Crowe is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S. with additional offices in Canada, Cayman Islands, England, France and India.

Based in San Francisco, Rowbotham is a certified public accounting firm that provides a full range of domestic and international tax and audit compliance services, as well as advisory services. Its professionals include accountants, attorneys and consultants. The firm has deep industry experience in information technology, software, bio technology, real estate, distribution, hotel and leisure services, media, financial services and entertainment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Established in 1991, Rowbotham has four partners and 20 professionals who will join Crowe. The firm’s clients include startup companies, as well as domestic and international investment funds. Private clients include global families, executives and entrepreneurs.

“Rowbotham’s focus on international markets is a great fit for our continued expansion as a global firm,” said Crowe CEO Jim Powers. “Crowe’s brand promise is to help our clients and our people make smart decisions to create lasting value. With the global market continuing to grow, this is definitely a smart decision that we believe will build lasting value for the future.” 

Brian Rowbotham, managing partner and founder of Rowbotham added, “Our values line up well with Crowe’s, as do our business practices. We’re looking forward to joining Crowe, as it will provide numerous opportunities for our clients and our people.”

About Crowe
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.