Merger Creates Hancock Advisors: Two Hancock Askew Entities Unite

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Hancock Askew & Co., LLP Announces Merger of its Advisory Practices, Hancock Askew Advisors and Clarity Capital Advisors

Atlanta, GA (March 11, 2024) — Hancock Askew & Co., LLP is excited to announce the merger of its advisory practices, Hancock Askew Advisors and Clarity Capital Advisors, under the unified brand of Hancock Advisors. This strategic consolidation marks a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering enhanced services and value to our clients.

The integration of Clarity Capital Advisors into Hancock Advisors will seamlessly combine the expertise and capabilities of both entities, reinforcing our position as a premier provider of comprehensive investment banking and financial advisory services. Under the Hancock Advisors brand, clients can expect the same exceptional service and dedication to excellence that they have come to rely on, now with an expanded team, additional resources and broader industry insights.

The core service lines of each group will remain unchanged. Clients can continue to benefit from our expertise in financial due diligence, business valuation, litigation support, investment banking, M&A, exit planning, and corporate finance advisory, all delivered with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Hancock Advisors will be led by Mary Roberts and John Stanier, both serving as Managing Directors. Most recently, Roberts served as Managing Director of Hancock Askew Advisors. She also was a partner at Clarity Capital Advisors. Stanier was a founding partner of Clarity Capital Advisors.

“We believe that by merging Hancock Askew Advisors and Clarity Capital Advisors, we are not only aligning our strengths but also leveraging our combined expertise to better serve our clients,” said Chad Miller, Hancock Askew Partner and Advisory Practice Leader.

Mary Roberts expressed her enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “This consolidation represents a significant opportunity for Hancock Advisors to further strengthen our position in the market and expand our capabilities. By integrating the talented team from Clarity Capital Advisors, we are well-positioned to drive greater value for our clients and achieve continued success in the future.”

John Stanier said, “Teaming up with our colleagues at Hancock Askew Advisors allows us to offer a broader range of advisory services to our clients. We will continue to provide business owners, financial sponsors and family offices with the same level of service to successfully execute transactions. Now, we also can help clients prepare their financial positions to negotiate these deals with confidence.”

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About Hancock Askew & Co.  

Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910. The firm provides services that include tax, audit, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations and other critical business consulting services. With offices in Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta, Georgia as well as Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando, Florida; our staff of over 275 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies and individuals. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit


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