John Ashbrook is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. With a valuation career spanning over two decades, he has provided business valuation and financial advisory services for numerous purposes including estate and gift taxation, income tax requirements, buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations, employee stock ownership plans, fairness and solvency opinions, and other tax, corporate, and litigation related matters. He has extensive experience with engagements involving valuation discount opinions (FLP/FLLC), restricted stock and blockage discount opinions, undivided interest discounts, C to S conversions, promissory note valuations, and private equity and hedge fund interests.
John has provided valuation services to a broad client base, including middle market businesses, multi-billion-dollar enterprises, private equity funds and hedge funds, law firms, accounting firms, and high-net-worth individuals. Key business sectors served include: general manufacturing and distribution; consumer products, retail, and food and beverage; automotive; real estate; media and entertainment; and engineering and construction, among others.
Prior to joining Stout, John was a Managing Director at FMV Opinions, Inc. Prior to FMV, he was a Vice President at Houlihan Lokey.