Business Valuation Services

Comprehensive Valuation Consulting Services

As financial transactions and instruments become increasingly complex, correctly valuing assets and liabilities can be time-consuming and confusing. But fully understanding value before and during transactions is key to making the best decisions for your organization. Ultimately, under- or overvaluing any of the players in a potential deal can have devastating effects on your business.

At Centri, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality business valuation services through reliability and responsiveness to your needs and objectives. Our business valuation firm creates tailored solutions that help you measure, analyze, and report on valuation issues, no matter your size, business stage, or industry. Your results will meet your business objectives and will be appropriately interpreted, recorded, and disclosed within your financial statements.

Our specialized expertise and multilayered skill sets ensure independent valuations are performed and reported accurately. We have extensive valuation advisory experience, allowing us to give you an advantage in even the most complex situations.

Here’s a closer look at our wide range of business valuation services:

Complex Financial Instruments

  • Embedded derivatives or bifurcation of convertible securities (ASC 815)
  • Contingent consideration / earnouts and remeasurement for subsequent reporting dates
  • Convertible debt and notes (including embedded derivatives and features)
  • Fixed- and floating-rate income securities
  • Swaps / forwards / options (interest rate, cross currency, etc.)
  • Hedge effectiveness testing (ASC 815)
  • Financial instruments (ASC 825)
  • Distinguishing liabilities from equity (ASC 480)
  • Financial guarantees (ASC 460)

Fair Value Reporting

  • Fair value measurements (ASC 820 / IFRS 13)
  • Goodwill and long-lived intangible assets impairment analysis (ASC 350 / ASC 360 / IFRS 36)
  • Equity-based compensation (ASC 718)
  • Leases – incremental borrowing rate (ASC 842 / IFRS 16 / GASB 87)
  • Portfolio valuation for private equity, private debt, venture capital, hedge funds, investment funds, and business development companies

Purchase Price Allocations

  • Purchase price allocations for insight into how each transaction should be disclosed in your financial statements
  • Fresh start accounting (business combinations for ASC 805 / IFRS 3)
    • Intellectual property, other intangible assets, and assumed liabilities
    • Contingent consideration (earnouts)
    • Rollover equity in complex capital structures
    • Notes or other financial instruments issued to seller


  • Business interest and equity valuation
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Financial forecasting / modeling / sensitivity analysis
  • Purchase offer analysis
  • Recapitalization
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic planning
    • Pre-acquisition analysis
    • Merger or acquisition targets
    • Divestitures / spin-offs
    • Leveraged buyouts
    • Management buyouts
    • Minority buyouts / redemptions

Fairness and Solvency Opinions

  • Recapitalizations
  • Related-party transactions
  • Spin-offs
  • Nonprofit conversions
  • Special dividends
  • Leveraged buyouts

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

  • Transaction structuring and negotiation assistance
  • Fairness opinions
  • Annual variations
  • Follow-on transactions


  • Equity-based valuation (IRC 409A)
    • Management incentive units (MIU)
    • Profits interests
    • Stock options and warrants (including those with ratchet, down round, and other features)
    • Performance share units (PSUs) with market conditions, such as performance relative to a peer group (e.g. total shareholder return)
  • Charitable contributions
  • Gift and estate planning (transferring wealth, reducing taxes, perpetuating the business)
  • Family limited partnerships (FLPs)
  • S-corporation conversion
  • Tax restructuring
  • Overarching tax advisory and solutions

View our recent Valuation panel discussions.

Meet Our Valuation Practice Leaders

Centri’s team of experts is ready to help you with your Valuation needs. You can learn more about our specialists on the One Team page:

Gerald Cullins


Valuation Practice Leader

Charles Higgins

Managing Director

Valuation Practice

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