Cendrowski Corporate Advisors has provided attorneys and corporate owners with business valuation services for 35+ years. We approach each situation as unique and develop a methodology focusing on what is most appropriate for each valuation we perform. Our analyses survive the scrutiny of judges, juries, and federal regulatory bodies, and our experienced professionals regularly serve as expert witnesses in court and arbitration proceedings.
Our team of expert business valuation advisors in Chicago and Bloomfield Hills consult with businesses and business owners on all levels of equity ownership for:
- Acquisition targets
- Private equity portfolio companies
- Buy-sell agreements
- Joint ventures
- Limited partnerships
- Sub S corporations
- Minority interests
- Patents, trademarks, and copyright secrets
- Intellectual property (IP)
Business Valuation Experience
Cendrowski Corporate Advisors has provided business valuation for public corporations, closely-held firms, and not for profit entities such as hospitals. We have provided our services in cases of dissident shareholder actions, partnership disputes, asset sales, divorce, and estate and gift tax planning. Our specialists advise venture capital and private equity funds, as well.
Well-versed in ASC 820 (formerly FAS 157) compliant mark-to-market valuations of private companies, we provide business valuation for:
- Buy/sell agreements
- S corporation and LLC planning purposes
- Income, estate, and gift tax purposes
- Compliance purposes
- Numerous types of litigation
Business Valuation & Accounting Credentials at CCA Advisors
The firm’s valuation advisors also hold American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credentials. Our professionals have an excellent working relationship with the IRS and are recognized as experts in federal and state circuit courts and federal regulatory bodies.
Client Success: Uncovering Critical Accounting Discrepancies During Pre-Sale Business Valuation
The owner of a small company was approached by a competitor who wanted to purchase his business. An offer was made, but the owner, having never considered selling, was unsure if the offer was reasonable. The owner engaged Cendrowski Corporate Advisors to determine the value of his company and if the offer should be considered.
Our business valuation team thoroughly reviewed the company’s books and records and analyzed its history. In the process of our review, we discovered discrepancies between the owner’s statements and what the books showed. The owner disclosed issues concerning his prior accountant and in-house bookkeeper and that both had been replaced. We analyzed the discrepancies and subsequently adjusted the income statements to reflect accurate operating results.
Our findings enabled us to determine the true value of the company. Upon completion of the valuation, the owner decided it was not in his best interest to accept the offer.