Stout Acquires Torrey Partners

September 12, 2023

Stout announced the acquisition of Torrey Partners, an economic, forensic accounting, and valuation services firm headquartered in San Diego, CA. For decades, Torrey Partners has provided expert analysis and discovery assistance throughout all phases of litigation, primarily in the areas of business, economic, marital dissolution, and intellectual property disputes.

Stout is pleased to welcome Torrey Partners’ team of 25 professionals to the firm’s Disputes, Claims, & Investigations group, bolstering the group’s bench of expert testifiers and presence on the West Coast. The Torrey Partners team is led by Managing Directors Dr. Patrick Kennedy, Brian Bergmark, and Michelle Mangan.

“We have always prided ourselves on delivering the highest level of economic, forensic accounting, and valuation services,” said Patrick Kennedy. “By joining Stout, we will be able to leverage Stout’s extensive disputes and investigations proficiency and resources, enabling us to strengthen our service offering. Our clients will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this acquisition.”

“This acquisition aligns perfectly with our vision of delivering comprehensive solutions to our clients,” said Mike Petron, Co-President of the Disputes, Claims, & Investigations group at Stout. “The combination of our expertise with Torrey Partners’ deep-rooted experience will enable us to continue growing our intellectual property, complex business litigation, and high-stakes marital dissolution practices.”

The deal represents Stout’s fifth acquisition since Audax Private Equity invested in the company in November 2021. The transaction to acquire Torrey Partners became effective on September 1, 2023. Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal counsel to Stout.