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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 place to start. Doeren Mayhew has significant experience preparing business valuations and has developed a thorough and efficient business valuation process. Many occasions arise when an unbiased, independent business valuation is needed. The valuation professionals at Doeren Mayhew have experience performing business valuations services for the following purposes:

Litigation Support

Tax Planning and Compliance

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

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • ESOP transactions and ERISA compliance
  • Exit and succession planning
  • Personal goodwill and enterprise goodwill
  • Buy / sell agreements
  • Partner admissions and retirements

Industry Experience

The assumptions and methodologies used to value a business can vary greatly from one industry to the next. The business valuation support professionals at Doeren Mayhew have the experience and resources needed to accurately perform business valuations services across many different industries. While not all-inclusive, the following is a list of industries where Doeren Mayhew has a substantial amount of business valuation support experience.

  • Asset holding companies (investments, real estate, etc.)
  • Automotive dealerships
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Construction
  • E-commerce
  • Financial institutions
  • Law firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical practices
  • Oil and gas
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Wholesale and distribution

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 understanding current tax laws.

Business Valuation – Understanding the value of a business allows business owners and their advisors to make decisions that are more informed, logical and strategic. Our business valuation support professionals use modern valuation practices and collaborate with forensic accounting, litigation support and tax professionals to ensure appropriate analysis of information. Doeren Mayhew’s team of professionals hold 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. Doeren Mayhew’s team of professionals 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 professionals 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.

Contact Doeren Mayhew to learn more about our business valuation services.

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