HKA acquires Washington, DC-based Credibility International

04 May 2023 2 min. read
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HKA, a global risk and disputes consulting firm, has acquired Credibility International, a Washington, DC-based provider of fraud investigation and expert testimony services for damages and financial issues.

Founded in 2010, Credibility’s experts have extensive testimonial experience on subjects including damages, valuation, accounting, fraud, bribery and corruption – delivering opinions to courts and arbitrations for disputes involving businesses in 40+ countries.

The firm’s team of 14 professionals include certified public accountants and certified fraud examiners with deep expertise in accounting irregularities, auditor malpractice, and M&A transaction disputes. Credibility’s valuation experts regularly provide damages analysis in international investor-state disputes and for domestic shareholder disputes related to investments.

The acquisition will expand HKA’s Washington office and bolster its service offering in forensic accounting and investigative services.

HKA acquires Washington, DC-based Credibility International

“This acquisition further strengthens our global capabilities in forensic accounting, commercial damages and investor-state disputes,” said Renny Borhan, CEO of HKA. “With a wide range of the industry's leading expert witnesses, we have consolidated our position in the US and worldwide, and further enhanced our expert service offering to clients. A warm welcome to the highly talented and hugely experienced team at Credibility to HKA."

The deal is HKA’s third US acquisition in the last four years. The firm in November 2022 acquired TM Financial Forensics, a litigation consultancy with 65 professionals in California and Chicago, and in July 2019 acquired The Kenrich Group, a litigation consultancy with 100+ professionals across 11 offices in the US.

“We are proud of the outstanding practice we built to serve our international clients over the last 13 years,” said Tim Hart, founder and CEO of Credibility. “Our outstanding track record of achieving positive results for our clients across multiple industries with our expert service offerings – spanning finance, accounting, investigations, damages, and valuation analysis – will significantly complement and expand HKA's business in the US and globally."

HKA provides consulting services in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support. The firm specializes in capital projects and infrastructure, contract disputes, and consulting for federal contractors.

HKA has more than 1,000 professionals in 45+ offices across 17 countries, including 20 offices in the United States.