Appraisal Economics is an independent valuation firm that specializes in appraising businesses and business assets. The firm was founded in 1989, and the founding partners came from the Big 4 accounting and management consulting firms. Since then, the firm has become a global leader in the valuation sector, appraising thousands of business interests and assets worldwide, across nearly every industry.
Appraisal Economics prides itself on its specialized team, which consists of professionals from a wide range of fields and backgrounds, that can assess projects from multiple perspectives and with a breadth of industry know-how. Whether appraising a sports team, a utility pipeline, an early stage drug, a literary copyright, or restricted blockchain tokens, Appraisal Economics has teams of specialized appraisers, financial analysts, economists, and engineers that add value to the process.
Appraisal Economics is a specialized firm that concentrates within a single area—valuation. Unlike its competitors, it does not engage in auditing, investment banking, securities trading, or other activities that could cause real or perceived conflicts of interest. Its team focuses exclusively on the research, analysis, and reporting necessary to produce justifiable valuations for accounting, tax, transactions, financing, insurance, and litigation purposes.
Appraisal Economics advocates for comprehensive business valuations that help public and private companies achieve compliance with accounting standards, capital structuring, and tax requirements. Such valuations also serve as roadmaps for increased profitability. Periodic valuations can be leveraged as tools to track corporate performance over time and benchmark operations to identify strengths and weaknesses, assist with strategic planning, and shift resources toward the most promising long-term value drivers. The company also provides a la cart services for more finite needs, including equipment appraisals, intangible asset appraisals (patents, copyrights, R&D, etc.), power valuations, tax compliance, bankruptcy and restructuring services, and more.
Appraisal Economics works with a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies to startups. It has appraised publicly traded companies for their IPOs, the rights to satellite orbit paths in outer space, power plants, paper mills, chemical plants, hundreds of intellectual property copyrights, intangible assets for cross-border transactions, handled portfolio valuations for private equity firms and hedge funds, and much more. A small sample of clients include Bank of America, Blackstone Group, CBS, Citicorp, Deutsche Bank, Dominion Energy, Dow, Dynegy, Gannett, GE, Gillette, GM, Major League Baseball, Nestle, Pepsi, and others.
A partial listing of the industries Appraisal Economics has served includes: Aerospace & Defense; Agriculture; Automotive; Business Services; Chemicals; Consumer Products & Services; Education; Energy & Utility; Food & Beverage; Government Services; Hospitality; Manufacturing; Media; Medical; Metals & Mining; Not-for-Profit; Paper & Forest Products; Pharmaceutical & Biotech; Private Equity & Hedge Funds; Retail; Sports & Entertainment; Technology; and Waste Management.