Weaver Expands Services With Acquisition

Fort Worth, Texas-based Weaver (FY10 net revenue of $65.3 million) expanded its service offerings in the petroleum and renewable fuels industries through the merger with L.T. Hawthorne & Associates Inc., of Houston late in 2010.

“The merger of Hawthorne with Weaver will add strong industry knowledge and improved positioning in our renewable and energy compliance practice,” says Wade Watson, partner in assurance services and leader of the renewable and energy compliance practice at Weaver.

“With the growing regulatory burden facing the petroleum and renewable fuels industries, the addition of Hawthorne staff gives us the much-needed ability to expand the scope of our consulting services.”

Weaver’s renewable and energy compliance practice provides a variety of attestation and advisory services to the energy industry, including attestations required by the Environmental Protection Agency, compliance audits of independent and refinery laboratories and Marine Preservation Association (MPA) dues attestations, which are required for MPA members.