Who We Are

Who We Are

Stout is a global advisory firm specializing in corporate finance, accounting and transaction advisory, valuation, financial disputes, claims, 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 matters.

Stout - Relentless Excellence


Since 1991, Relentless Excellence® has defined our firm. All Stout professionals embrace it. It has driven our success, expansion, and client satisfaction, and it will guide us on our next big moves. No matter the size or type of engagement, industry, or client, we relentlessly deliver results.

We serve a broad range of organizations – including top law firms, small businesses, and leading publicly traded and private corporations – in numerous industries around the world. Clients rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex financial, legal, operational, and social matters.

Time and again, we achieve successful outcomes across the following areas:

Investment Banking

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.

Transaction Advisory

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 other due diligence for transactions of any size and type.

Valuation Advisory

As one of the largest valuation practices in the country, we bring deep and specialized experience across a broad spectrum of industries in the valuation of businesses, 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, Department of Labor, a trier of fact, an auditor review, or a counterparty.

Accounting & Reporting Advisory

We bring the right combination of technical expertise and consulting experience for any accounting need, whether it is to support the audit process, implement a new accounting standard, or prepare financial statements for a transaction. Our professionals will work with you as a seamless extension of your team, providing solutions and insight, leveraging best practices and efficiencies, and remaining accountable and responsive throughout the process.

Disputes, Claims, & Investigations

Private sector clients, government agencies, and outside counsel engage our experts to assist with investigations; address compliance and regulatory issues; assist with insurance claims, evaluate damages; analyze financial, statistical, and economic issues; and offer expert testimony in arbitrations, state courts, federal courts, and other venues throughout the world.

Specialty & Industry Services

We work collaboratively with clients to implement transformative change. Our consultants work side by side with organizations to manage risk through industry-leading analysis; make informed decisions from machine and deep learning; and contain costs through process improvement.