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Valuation

Why Us

Whether you’re considering an exit strategy or calculating stock options for tax purposes, Armanino’s Valuation Services team is there to cut through the complexity and get to what really matters. We’ve done more than 1,500 business valuations.

Stock Option Pricing

  • Our reports meet the standards required in ASC 718 (formerly FASB 123(R)) and IRC Section 409(A)
  • Armanino regularly values companies with complex capital structures
  • We work with company management as well as outside auditors to ensure that our reports are routinely accepted
  • We perform valuations in support of shareholder purchase or sales
  • We have extensive experience with valuations filed with estate and gift tax returns
  • Perform Purchase Price Allocations in accordance with ASC 805 (formerly FASB 141)
  • Armanino performs impairment tests in compliance with ASC 350 (formerly FASB 142)

Transactional Based Valuations

  • We perform valuations in support of shareholder purchase or sales

Estate & Gift Tax Valuations

  • Armanino has extensive experience with valuations filed with estate and gift tax returns

Fair Value Valuations

  • We perform Purchase Price Allocations in accordance with ASC 805 (formerly FASB 141)

Goodwill Impairment Testing

  • We perform impairment tests in compliance with ASC 350 (formerly FASB 142)

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Armanino offers buy or sell side consulting

Resources

How-to Guide: Walking your Board through a 409A Valuation of Total Equity

To avoid expensive tax liability for your privately-funded company, and more importantly, your employees, ensure your Board of Directors has the tools to properly understand the valuation process.

As Easy as 1, 2, 3: M&A Goes Smoother with a Financial Expert on Your Side

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions can be daunting endeavors for both buyers and sellers.

What’s your Company Worth? A Business Valuation Can Achieve Many Objectives

There are a myriad of reasons to conduct a business valuation. The main reason is in preparation for selling your manufacturing or distribution business.

IPO Readiness: Why Now?

Getting your company ready for an IPO isn't easy, nor is it cheap; in fact, it's disruptive and takes people out of their comfort zones. But that's exactly why you should consider preparing for the IPO well in advance ...

“Fair Value” in a Troubled Economy

There’s no question that the struggling economy has had a negative impact on the value of many businesses and investments. But it also influences the business valuation process itself.

Planning on M&A Activity

What you need to know now to help guide you through FAS 141(R), 142 and 144 as well as other best practices.

No public company wants to face the time and expense, as well as the negative investor and ...

FASB Expands Fair Value Disclosures

On January 21, 2010, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2010-06, Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements. The ASU reports on new disclosure requirements — and clarifications of existing re ...

Avoid Noncompliance Penalty; What You Need to Know About IRC Section 409A

Enron executives accelerated the payments under their deferred compensation plans in order to access the money before the company went bankrupt. Internal Revenue Code Section 409A was enacted, in part, in res ...

Fair Value Now A Bit More Fair

FAS 159 allows companies to reduce volatility offerings

In February 2007 FAS 159, "The Fair Value Option of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities" standard was released, and with it a way to account for f ...