Stout is a global investment bank and advisory firm specializing in corporate finance, valuation, financial disputes, and investigations. We serve a range of clients, from public corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex financial matters.
Our industry-focused bankers specialize in mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, and other financial advisory services for privately held businesses, portfolio companies of private equity firms, and divisions of large corporations. Our depth of experience in recapitalizations, management buyouts, and sales or mergers provides our clients with the full range of liquidity alternatives.
We help clients navigate the entire transaction life cycle. We build or validate financial models for a variety of transaction types and purposes; provide fairness, solvency, and other transaction opinions; and perform financial and operational due diligence for transactions of any size and type.
As one of the largest independent valuation practices in the country, we bring deep and specialized experience across a broad spectrum of industries in the valuation of business enterprises, complex securities, intellectual property, real estate, and personal property. Our opinions are fully supported and are prepared to withstand scrutiny – whether that be from the SEC, IRS, DOL, a trier of fact, an auditor review, or a counterparty.
Private sector clients, government agencies, and outside counsel engage our experts to assist with investigations; address compliance and regulatory issues; evaluate damages; analyze financial, statistical, and economic issues; and offer expert testimony in arbitrations, state courts, federal courts, and other venues throughout the world.
We work collaboratively with companies to transform their businesses. Our consultants work side by side with organizations to manage risk through industry-leading analysis; make informed decisions from machine learning and deep learning; and contain costs through process improvement.
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Since 2012, Stout has consistently ranked as a top fairness opinion provider as recognized in Refinitiv’s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Review. In 2019, our firm ranked second in the United States and third globally.
The M&A Advisor honored Stout in its 13th Annual Turnaround Awards. Our firm received awards in two categories: Materials Sector Deal of the Year and Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year. Stout played a vital role in the completion of these transactions, which concluded with positive outcomes for our clients. Our professionals have decades of experience advising on bankruptcy- and distressed-related transactions, and these awards showcase our commitment to client success.
Since 2017, Stout has expanded its global footprint in Asia and Europe with new offices based in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Berlin, Milan, Geneva, Lausanne, and London.
The executive team is responsible for preparing and implementing the firm’s strategy in accordance with the decisions of the board of directors.
Chief Executive Officer
Head of Client Service
Chief Operating Officer
Valuation Advisory, Group Leader
Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations, Group Leader
Investment Banking, Group Leader
Chief Senior Talent Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Los Angeles Office Leader
ESOP & ERISA Advisory, Practice Co-Leader
Non-executive, Independent Board Member
Chief Human Resources Officer
Non-executive, Independent Board Member
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Stout’s professionals are thought leaders. Throughout the year, we showcase our expertise through articles, reports, guidance documents, and industry updates on important topics and trends.
Stout’s annual Automotive Warranty & Recall Report is designed to provide information and insights to automotive industry leaders based on exclusive analysis of recall-related data.
Stout has provided 30 years of deep industry knowledge in fields such as healthcare and life sciences, tire distribution and manufacturing, plastics and packaging, energy and utilities, and more.
Stout is proud to partner with professional golfer Sam Ryder. Sam embodies Stout’s personality and is incredibly hardworking, poised, and relationship-driven. He represents our brand promise of Relentless Excellence.
Stout is proud to sponsor tennis professional Steve Johnson. One of the greatest college tennis players of all time and Olympic medalist, Steve is currently one of the top-ranked American professional tennis players.
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