Value Optimization Services

Given the high-profile nature of many M&A transactions, corporate finance departments often focus a significant portion of their professionals' time and resources on the execution of these deals. However, there are many activities that can be undertaken outside of M&A to enhance corporate and shareholder value. Through services designed to help businesses make better financial decisions on an ongoing basis, Stout can assist companies in optimizing value even when no deal is currently under consideration. 

Moreover, just as critical to a company's continuing success are the steps that it takes to produce and enhance value before and after a specific deal has been completed. Stout offers numerous services to help a business with the transaction planning and implementation process and to position the business to be more successful if and when it does decide to move forward with a deal. 

The services that we offer include:

Ongoing Corporate Finance Support Functions

  • Assessment of corporate strategic alternatives and exit strategies
  • Corporate development outsourcing and support
  • Economic value added (EVA) analysis
  • Return on investment (ROI) analysis
  • Capital structure optimization
  • Capital expenditure/capital allocation planning
  • Financial benchmarking and ratios analysis
  • Comparable company trading multiples assessment/benchmarking
  • Activist advisory/defense
  • Artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, economic modeling, and decision options

Pre- and Post-Acquisition Support

  • Acquisition assessment and valuation
  • Synergies analysis
  • Earnings per share (EPS) accretion/dilution analyses
  • Acquisition and divestiture modeling/financial impact analysis
  • Assessment of corporate strategic alternatives and exit strategies
  • Corporate development outsourcing and support
  • ROI analysis
  • Comparable company trading mutliples assessment/benchmarking

Who We Serve

  • Boards of Directors
  • Special Transaction Committees
  • Corporate Executives
  • Corporate Development Professionals

 

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