Business Valuation Services

Insightful Valuation Information to Make Smart Business Decisions

Whether you’re curious about the value of your company’s assets or preparing to sell it, a business valuation (or business appraisal) is a great starting point. Doeren Mayhew’s business valuation pros have significant experience preparing business valuations and have developed a tried-and-true process ready to be applied to your unique situation. 

The valuation pros at Doeren Mayhew have experience performing business valuation services for the following purposes:

Litigation Support

  • Marital dissolutions
  • Shareholder disputes and minority oppression claims
  • Business damages and lost profits
  • Real estate damages and lost profits
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Fraud investigation and forensic accounting

Tax Planning and Compliance

  • Estate and gift tax reporting
  • Charitable contributions
  • S corporation elections
  • Fractional interests (including discount and premium studies)
  • Carried interest transfers
  • IRC 409A – nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  • Family limited partnership and limited liability company valuations
  • Bank loans and other financing
  • SBA lending valuations

Financial Reporting Valuation

  • Purchase price allocation (ASC 805)
  • Goodwill and intangible asset impairment testing (ASC 350)
  • Phantom stock plans, restricted stock and stock options

Transaction Advisory

Industry Experience

The assumptions and methodologies used to value a business can vary greatly from one industry to the next. Fortunately, our business valuation experts are well-versed in industry-specific nuances to set you up for success. Equipped with experience and necessary resources, our pros extend their business valuation expertise to the following industries: 

Credentialed Support

Doeren Mayhew’s credentialed professionals closely analyze your financial information and use technical applications to better identify, present and support findings in various areas, such as:

Accounting – Understanding the tax implications of a business is an essential part of any business valuation. Our team of CPAs and tax advisors are experienced in reviewing tax documents and uncovering hidden insights. 

Business Valuation – Understanding the value of a business allows business owners and their advisors to make decisions that are informed, logical and strategic. Our business valuation support pros use modern valuation practices and collaborate with forensic accounting, litigation support and tax pros to ensure appropriate analysis of information. Our team holds the following business valuation credentials:

  • Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

Fraud and Forensics – In litigation support matters, Doeren Mayhew is frequently engaged to identify hidden or undisclosed assets and income. We have invested considerable time and effort to be on the cutting edge of methods and techniques required to investigate and discover all sources of income and assets. To further support our credibility, Doeren Mayhew’s team of pros have obtained the following fraud and forensic credentials:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)


What are business valuation services? 

Business valuation services often include an assessment of an organization’s capital structure, management, market value of assets and future earnings. Valuations differ depending on your business’s structure, your industry and even the evaluator you choose. 

Can I do a business valuation myself? 

The process of determining a business’s value can be complicated, time-consuming and even expensive without the correct resources. While individuals are capable of valuing their own businesses, it is a job best left to a seasoned business valuation firm. 

What documents are needed for a business valuation?

Common documents required when conducting a business valuation include tax returns, financial statements, payroll, inventory reports, accounts payable and receivable aging reports, loan documents, business forecasts, corporate by-laws, equipment appraisals and more. 

Ready to take the next step in your business’s journey? Contact Doeren Mayhew to learn more about our business valuation services today.