Marcus Ewald is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. His experience includes the provision of services to a diverse client base comprised of privately-held entities representing multi-billion-dollar enterprises, middle market corporations, private equity and hedge funds, law firms, accounting firms, and financial institutions.

He has over 20 years of experience in providing valuation and litigation advisory services for numerous purposes including fairness opinions, solvency opinions, estate and gift taxation, succession planning, quantification of intangible asset value, marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, buy-sell agreements, Subchapter C to Subchapter S conversions, and other tax, corporate, and litigation related matters.

Marcus serves as co-leader of Stout’s Consumer Staples practice and has significant experience in valuing producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of food, beverage, and tobacco, household and personal, and other consumer staples products. In addition, Marcus has served numerous industries with extensive experience, in particular, on asset management, private equity and hedge funds, carried interests, manufacturing, real estate brokerage and development, restaurants, retailing, steel and metals distribution, and wholesale distribution.

Marcus has presented to the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the Michigan Association of CPAs, and other corporations and law firms. He has also authored articles on various topics within the food and beverage and private equity and hedge fund industries. Additionally, he was a contributing editor to Business Valuation: A Primer for the Legal Professional, published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Select Publications

  • Business Valuation: A Primer for the Legal Professional

    Contributing Author to Book Written by Stout’s Jeff Risius
  • Insights, Illinois CPA Society May 2005

    Obsolescence ID: How to Identify and Measure Economic Obsolescence in Underperforming Assets
  • The Litigation Newsletter June 2001

    Primer for the Attorney to Understand Financial Statements in the Context of Commercial Litigation

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • Forty-Third Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute October 2017

    Pre-Sale Due Diligence: Getting Your Business Ready to Sell
  • Northern Trust Corporation June 2012

    Business Valuation Seminar
  • Chicago Bar Association March 2012

    Hot Topic Valuation Issues Targeted by the Service in Estate & Gift Tax Disputes
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council Young Members Workshop January 2009

    How to Review a Valuation Report
  • Credit Research Foundation – Credit & Accounts Receivable Open Forum August 2007

    Strategies & the Assessment of Risk for Highly Leveraged Customers
  • Michigan Financial Companies January 2003

    Business Valuation Issues for Financial Consultants