Business Valuation Services

Thomas D. Pratt CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA
Stephen Thimons, CVA, CFE

The valuation of any business or asset is a complex task that includes, among other things, detailed financial analyses, a deep understanding of the subject company and the industry/economic environment in which it operates, and the application of multiple valuation techniques. The necessary insight required to prepare a reasoned and supportable valuation analysis is the product of both significant real-world experience and a theoretical understanding of key business valuation concepts.  

The professionals that make up Schneider Downs’ business valuation management team have an average of 20 years of experience in providing business valuation and other advisory services.  This depth of experience is further enhanced by the fact that each individual has also earned industry-recognized certifications in the area of business valuation, including as Certified Valuation Analysts (CVAs) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and as Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Schneider Downs’ real-world experience and professional expertise allows us to provide our clients with service excellence in a broad range of valuation services, including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Fair-Value Reporting Requirements (ASC 820)
  • Purchase Price Allocation (ASC 805)
  • Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment (ASC 350 and 360)
  • Incentive Compensation Expense (ASC 718)
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
  • S Corporation Elections
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Transfer Pricing

Our skilled team of professionals delivers an ideal balance of industry knowledge with the deep-rooted experience necessary to address the specific nuances that make every business transaction unique.

About Schneider Downs Transaction Advisory

Our team of experienced advisors work with clients to maximize the success of all business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, due diligence, valuations and succession planning. Our advisors work with companies along every stage the process, helping guiding them toward successful outcomes.

Learn more about our Transaction Advisory services at or contact us for more information. 

case studies
                                    Company impacted by ransomware.
big problem:
Company impacted by ransomware.
big thinking:
Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
                                    Inefficient tax credit realization.
big problem:
Inefficient tax credit realization.
big thinking:
Identified a $900,000 tax credit, nearly twice as much as prior years.

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