Cendrowski Corporate Advisors has assisted attorneys with business valuations for more than 35 years. We take pride in our ability to develop the proper analytical design, structure, and methodology appropriate for legal valuations.
Corporate executives and entrepreneurs alike must take an active role in extracting value from their intellectual assets. They need to be able to effectively leverage the knowledge, trade secrets, patents, technologies, trademarks, structures and processes that are critical to their operations.
We frequently are engaged to value intellectual property assets for financial reporting processes, including evaluation of value of naming rights, to measuring impairment of intangible assets for depreciation purposes.
Cendrowski Corporate Advisors is a full service business valuation firm. Our team members advise private equity funds on business valuations and provide ASC 820 (formerly FAS 157) compliant mark-to-market valuations of private companies.
We provide the following valuation services for venture, buyout, and distressed debt backed firms.
A succession plan beneficial to both owners and employees is vital to every enterprise. Our valuation team conducts a thorough analysis and recommends options best suited to your business, from traditional methods of transferring ownership such as gifting or selling to a third party, to use of alternative structures. For example, selling to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) allows owners to retain control of business decisions and operations while protecting the employment of valued workers.
Our tax and valuation professionals can help your company determine the fair market value of common stock. Cendrowski Corporate Advisors will make sure that your valuation is compliant with all IRS regulations and prevent your company from receiving IRS penalties. We can service public companies and private companies and our expertise extends to all industries. Our team will make sure that you meet your requirements in regards to audit practices as well as tax compliance from the issue of common stock. Our team has decades of experience in all facets related to 409A valuation.
We can provide 409A valuation for startups funded by venture capital firms as well. Startups that are looking to issue common stock are required to receive a new 409A valuation for every round of financing provided to their company. We can help facilitate valuation of those stock options so that the company can go out and secure other means of financing.
We can also service companies at any stage in their company lifecycle: from early stage start-ups to mature private companies. We can use your companies’ financial reports and information in comparison to the competition surrounding your industry to provide an accurate and easily measurable valuation.
We can help to value your illiquid assets for your private equity needs portfolio needs. We can determine the market value of your plan as well as find market values for inactive markets. Our services extend to both private companies as well as public companies and extends out to any industry in need of a proper “fair value” valuation. The FASB defines fair value as “the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date”.
The ASC 820 valuation process is a complicated one and it is best to make sure that you start early with the process to avoid any audit and compliance issues. ASC 820 requires the reporting of assets at fair value accounts for factors like the where the transaction occurred, degree of risk, the participants as well as the asset itself. Companies should consult with their auditor in regards to valuation issues and determine whether or not a third-party valuation expert should determine the fair value.