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Business Valuations & Asset Valuation

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cta-closer-look-at-purchase-price-allocations-armaninoWhen companies require an objective and independent assessment of value, they look to Armanino.

Our finance and accounting expertise, combined with our use and development of sophisticated valuation methodologies, fulfills even the most complex financial reporting and tax requirements for business valuations. We constantly monitor changing regulations from the Financial Accounting Standards Board as they develop implementation guidance and new financial reporting rules with company valuation implications. Armanino performs tax valuations and related consulting in accordance with the regulations and guidance established by the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

Armanino's specialty is valuing technology businesses and technology-centric assets. To determine startup valuations, our professionals analyze each client’s business and financial plans, history, projections, and comparable companies and transactions. We have been engaged by more than 1,000 clients to value securities and assets for tax, financial reporting, business combinations, and litigation purposes. Our business valuation opinions are fully defensible and documented to withstand scrutiny from the IRS, SEC, financial auditors, or other regulatory bodies.



409A Valuations

409A Valuations

Armanino provides independent third-party valuations for IRC 409A and ASC 718 compliance. To determine value, our professionals analyze each client’s business and financial plans, history, and projections. We use in-house resources that understand the whole valuation process. We value more than 250 companies a year located around the world for tax, financial reporting requirements, and other purposes.


ASC 718/FAS 123R

ASC 718/FAS 123R

Armanino provides independent third-party valuations for IRC 409A and ASC 718 (previously FAS 123R) compliance. To determine value, our professionals analyze each client’s business and financial plans, history, projections, and comparable companies and transactions. We have been engaged by more than 1000 clients to value securities and options for tax, financial reporting, litigation, and other purposes.


Estate and Gift Tax

Estate and Gift Tax

Armanino has expert Qualified Appraisers who provide Qualified Appraisals for gift and estate tax purposes. We assist taxpayers and their advisors with planning for potential application of these taxes, in compliance with Internal Revenue Service codes.


Valuations related to Mergers & Acquisitions

Valuations related to Mergers & Acquisitions

Armanino provides purchase price allocation valuations for compliance with ASC 805 and ASC 350 accounting rules. These company valuations estimate the fair value of intangible assets, goodwill, liabilities, and contingencies.




Armanino has advanced modeling capabilities to provide companies with the independent valuations of derivatives needed for financial reporting requirements and SEC compliance.



Armanino has helped more than 3,000 clients with startup valuations and established company valuations to value securities for tax, financial reporting, business combinations, and litigation purposes. Below is a list of selected valuation engagements.

  • Business Products/Services
  • Clean Tech
  • Consumer Products/Services
  • Enterprise Software
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Internet Services
  • Life Sciences
  • Semiconductors
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation


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