Business Consulting

Business Valuation Services

Understanding the value of business equity, debt, and intangibles is vital for strategic positioning, merger and acquisition negotiation, family estate planning, and financial reporting. EKS&H has extensive experience helping clients recognize the forces that influence the business valuation of companies and bringing credibility and clarity to complex valuation and purchase price allocation issues.

Experienced Valuation Services with a Holistic Approach

Beyond understanding the technical theory critical to business valuations, our consultants work closely with professionals in audit and tax to leverage their accounting, finance, and industry expertise. We thereby approach the business valuation as a whole and leverage the full capabilities of our firm of more than 700 professionals.

We assist private company clients with valuations for many purposes, including:

Fair Value and Fair Market Value Measurement

Our valuation professionals have honed the knowledge and judgment they need to bring the latest financial theories to bear on business valuation services. The scope of our fair value experience includes: 
  • Business combinations
  • Goodwill impairment testing
  • Fair value measurement and disclosure
  • Impairment or disposal of long-lived assets
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Derivative instruments and hedging activities

Stock Grants, Options, and Warrants

Companies relying on common equity grants and options as a significant part of incentive compensation packages need to clearly understand their value as well as exposure to IRC Section 409A. We assist clients with:
  • Understanding complex capital structures
  • Interpreting how business decisions affect the value of common stock
  • Providing assurance regarding setting option strike prices

The EKS&H Advantage

EKS&H Valuations by IndustryAs one of the premier professional services firms in the western U.S., we offer clients a powerful advantage based on 100+ valuations per year.

We stand with our clients in a wide range of industries, defending our work to companies’ external auditors, the IRS, and applicable tax courts. Importantly, our professionals hold three key valuation accreditations (unique nationwide):
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

Talk with Our Service Area Lead

Connect with Joanne Baginski to discuss your business valuation needs.

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