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Corporate Finance & Valuation Services

Knowing the value of a decision, project, or asset is critical for making optimal decisions when managing or evaluating a business, buying or selling assets, resolving disputes, or preserving and enhancing wealth.

The finance experts at RubinBrown can assist you with your corporate finance and appraisal needs.  RubinBrown’s finance and valuation experts perform their work consistent with the most current U.S. and international accounting guidance and promulgations, which results in a high quality work product that withstands the requisite audit and regulatory scrutiny.

Financial Modeling – RubinBrown’s experts can assist you with all your financial modeling and dashboard needs.  

  • Cash flow analysis
  • Cash flow projections
  • Analysis of investment terms
  • Distribution waterfalls
  • Valuation
  • DuPont analysis
  • Cost of capital
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) dashboards
  • Scenario analysis
  • Project return metrics
  • Preparation of budgets / budget analysis
  • Ratio analysis

Investment & Project Analysis – Capital budgeting decisions, buy versus lease, and investment opportunity analysis, RubinBrown’s team of experts can help you by providing the right information to make informed decisions.  All with the goal of helping you to maximize value.

  • Net present value (NPV) analysis
  • Internal rate of return (IRR) analysis
  • Payback period analysis
  • Return on investment / Return on invested capital (ROI / ROIC) analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis around different project/investment scenarios
  • Due diligence services

Valuation – RubinBrown’s seasoned team of valuation professionals specialize in providing valuation services for financial reporting purposes, tax planning and compliance, transaction advisory, litigation disputes, and bankruptcy.

  • Transaction & Private Equity Advisory

    • Internal transactions between owners
    • Third party transactions
    • Asset purchases and sales
    • Asset financing
    • Intellectual property valuation
    • Independent valuations for private equity funds
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Other Disputes

    • Shareholder and partner disputes
    • Income and estate tax disputes
    • Commercial litigation
    • Minority shareholder oppression
    • Securities litigation
    • Employment disputes (share-based compensation)
    • Marital litigation
    • Pre-litigation disputes
    • Appraisal reviews
    • Property tax appeals
  • Tax Planning & Compliance

    • Gift and estate tax (IRC § 2501)
    • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
    • Asset acquisitions (IRC § 338/§ 1060)
    • Equity compensation grants (IRC § 409A/§ 83b)
    • Corporate transactions, elections and reorganizations
  • Financial Reporting (Fair Value Measurement Under FASB ASC 820)
    • Purchase price allocations in connection with business combinations and fresh start accounting (ASC 805/ASC 852)
    • Tangible assets
    • Intangible assets
    • Goodwill
    • Debt and other liabilities
    • Contingent consideration
    • Impairment testing for goodwill and long-lived assets (ASC 350/ASC 360)
    • Consulting services for Step 0 (qualitative) testing
    • Step 1 (quantitative) testing
    • Step 2 fair value re-measurement
    • Tangible asset valuation
    • Machinery and equipment appraisal
    • Other fair value measurement
    • Share-based compensation (ASC 718)
    • Preferred, common and convertible securities (ASC 825)
    • Debt securities (ASC 825)
  • Bankruptcy

    • Solvency opinions
    • Restructuring and reorganization plans
    • Fresh start accounting


Focus on Corporate Finance: Measuring Project Returns for Capital Budgeting

Capital budgeting, the process of deciding which projects and investment opportunities to invest in is a critical aspect of a firm’s long-term success. Make the wrong decision and instead of creating value a company will end up reducing value. Make enough poor decisions in the capital budgeting process and the survival of the company may be at stake. How do you decide which projects have the potential to create value versus those that destroy value? You have to identify value creating opportunities by measuring the project’s or investment’s return.