Know Your Numbers

Business valuation is part art, part science. An insightful analysis is the result of a careful review of the facts by a team of professionals with experience working with companies just like yours.

Companies seek clarity about fair value for a variety of reasons. Whatever the motivation, we believe valuations are fundamentally a process for informing the decisions you make with what is likely your most significant financial asset.

We perform more than 400 valuations a year in the areas of fair value and financial statement reporting; merger, acquisition, and divestment; gift and estate taxes; ESOPs; partner or shareholder admission; and litigation and dissolution. We also provide valuations of business enterprises; common and preferred stock options; partnership and limited liability company interests; private party promissory notes; and fractional interests in real property. Asset valuations include patents, licenses, customer lists, trademarks and trade names, song lists, and personal goodwill.

Our specialized teams possess unique expertise in:


Whether you’re preparing for a transaction or looking to transfer wealth, pinpointing the value of a company starts with analyzing cash flows, evaluating guideline public company and transaction multiples, and exploring the use of other options, pricing models and methods.

Learn about the top five characteristics a CFO should look for when selecting a valuation professional to conduct a fair value measurement.

The FASB issued ASU 2017-11 to provide new guidance for the classification and accounting of financial instruments with down round features.

The process tribes use to determine values for some investments is changing due to the GASB’s Statement No. 72, which provides guidance on fair value measurement and reporting for state, local, and tribal governments. It’s effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2015.

Growth isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3. It’s a bit more complicated than cutting expenses and enjoying increased revenue. Growth often hinges on building value within various aspects of your business. In this Insight, we explore seven ways businesses can begin adding value.