"J.S. Held has acquired AEA Group, expanding the firm’s economic damage and valuations resources in the Southeastern United States. AEA Group provides expert testimony, litigation support, and strategic advisory services to parties facing business transactions, complex financial litigation, operational challenges, and financial performance issues."
Jericho, N.Y. – January 5, 2023 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announces the acquisition of AEA Group, a Birmingham-based financial management firm that combines professional financial advisors with executive-level business leaders to deliver consulting services to businesses engaged in controversies throughout the United States.
Established in 2001 by Les Alexander, AEA Group provides expert testimony, litigation support, and strategic advisory services to parties facing business transactions, complex financial litigation, operational challenges, and financial performance issues. This acquisition expands and strengthens J.S. Held’s Economic Damages & Valuations practice in the Southeastern U.S., providing clients in the banking, insurance, healthcare, construction, and energy industries with operational, technological, and financial guidance through litigation, bankruptcy, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.
“J.S. Held is acquiring a well-established and highly respected consultancy, strengthening our Economic Damages & Valuations practice with their decades of experience handling intricate and exacting matters,” said Dean Driskell, J. S. Held Executive Vice President. “We are excited about this partnership and believe the AEA team will further differentiate us in the services we can provide to our clients.”
“For 22 years, AEA Group has brought its experience, knowledge, and expertise to the assignment and worked unceasingly to seek and discover the truth for our clients,” said Kathleen Moffit, J.S. Held Senior Vice President and former AEA Group Principal. “We look forward to continuing that work with J.S. Held.”
Michael Alexander, J.S. Held Managing Consultant and former AEA Group team member added that “by joining J.S. Held, we gain additional resources and experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines that complement the skills of our team and strengthen the solutions we provide.”
AEA Group clients will now have access to J.S. Held’s expanded suite of services, including equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; property and infrastructure damage consulting; accident reconstruction; environmental, health, and safety; cyber security; global investigations; forensic accounting; economic damages and valuation; restructuring, turnaround, and receivership; construction advisory; surety; and intellectual property disputes, strategy, valuation, and monetization.
About J.S. Held
J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.
The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.
J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.