Align Capital Partners-backed tax and management consulting firm WilliamsMarston has acquired accounting firm Chord Advisors. This transaction marks the second acquisition that WilliamsMarston has completed in the past year.

Chord’s referral sources include major private equity firms, law firms, investment banks and accounting firms. The target accounting advisory services includes IPO readiness and technical accounting support. Chord Advisors is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, and has more than 30 professionals and approximately 500 clients.

“Our clients have complex challenges requiring advisors that have the depth and breadth of expertise and resources to guide them through very complicated situations,” said Landen Williams, co-founder and managing partner at WilliamsMarston. The latter is seeking more add-on acquisitions.