Looking to strengthen its expertise in tax increment financing (TIF) and expand its credits and incentives practice, Dallas-based Ryan is merging in Kane McKenna and Associates (KMA) of Chicago.
Founded in 1984, KMA provides a range of financial advisory services for local economic development and public finance, acting as a liaison between public governing bodies and private companies. The acquisition will add eight professionals to the Ryan team, including KMA founding partner Phil McKenna.
“The strength and success KMA has had for nearly four decades assisting municipalities in setting up TIF and other economic development programs with corporations cannot be overstated,” says Ryan chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “Adding a leading TIF consultant in the state of Illinois expands the footprint of our already well-established but growing credits and incentives practice.”