"In recent months, ESV Chartered Accountants (Sydney, Australia) has reached out and utilized the TIAG alliance globally on behalf of several of our clients. TIAG member firms in the United States, England, Ireland and Japan have all assisted either with direct client inbound referral engagements or specific queries that may lead to further opportunities in the future. We have also provided referral contacts to a major client of the firm across both the TIAG and TAGLaw alliances in China, India, Thailand, Singapore and Japan. Our firm takes great care in the development and nurturing of ongoing client relationships and the ability to refer our clients to firms we know and trust, and who respond in a timely and professional manner. TIAG is a valuable resource for our firm."
—Kurt Baker, ESV Chartered Accountants (Sydney, Australia)
LBB & Associates Ltd., LLP (Houston, Texas, USA) received a referral from Felipe Pestana of Grupo Planus (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) concerning a Norwegian client of theirs, who was acquiring an oil-field service company in the Houston, Texas area. Pete Nelson of LBB observed how his firm's relationship with the purchaser evolved quickly based on their prior experience with Mr. Pestana and their knowledge that LBB was also a member of TIAG.
The Norwegian executive also expressed their desire to use TIAG firms wherever their acquisitions may take them. When asked about this recent success, Mr. Pestana said, "This is, after all, the very reason we all have joined TIAG and TAGLaw!"
—Pete Nelson; LBB & Associates Ltd., LLP (Houston, Texas, USA) and Felipe Pestana; Grupo Planus (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
At KMJ | Corbin & Company (Costa Mesa, California, USA), we value our membership in TIAG for many reasons. Among the most important are the following: our membership in TIAG gives us instant credibility with our larger, more sophisticated clients and prospective clients who wonder how a "local firm" can possibly handle their needs in multiple locations across many state and national borders with multiple language/cultural differences; and we consistently receive timely responses from our fellow TIAG members when there is a client need. Recently, I was asked about whether we had any affiliations, and I was proud to respond about our membership in TIAG and more specifically, the quality of our UK firm, Mercer & Hole (London, England). Another example was our ability to receive the cooperation of our member firm Axion (Sweden) to put together a proposal for a U.S. public company audit with operations in Stockholm. As a result of their cooperation and help, which included their agreement to become registered with PCAOB in the U.S., we were successful in obtaining that client.
"I think the most benefit our firm (Richey May & Co.; Colorado, USA) has received through TIAG so far is the opportunity to interact with other CPA firms similar in size throughout the world, compare notes on best practices and take away new ideas on ways we can improve our practice. Having the ability to offer a global reach through our TIAG associates is a valuable resource we feel we can now offer our current and potential future clients. Finally, I think the opportunity to interact with other professionals throughout the world broadens our horizons and allows us to view the world in a different light."