Houlihan Capital has extensive experience providing companies with objective, independent, and defensible opinions of value that meet accounting, regulatory, and corporate governance requirements. Our analyses and reports are transparent, supportable, and clearly outline the assumptions and projections incorporated into our financial models.

Houlihan Capital offers an integrated advisory approach that draws upon strategic and technical expertise, transactional and financing experience, and an expansive network of institutional and private investors to guide management teams and investors. Understanding the time sensitivity of many of our assignments, we work diligently to meet demands and minimize operational disruption.

  • Business Combinations / Opening Balance Sheets – (FAS 141R) / ASC Topic 805 / IFRS 3
  • Goodwill Impairment – (FAS 142) / ASC Topic 350 / IAS 36
  • Share-Based Payment – (FAS 123 R) / ASC Topic 718 / IRC 409A
  • Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (FAS 159) / ASC Topic 825
  • Fair Value Measurements (FAS 157) / ASC Topic 820
  • Estate & Gift Tax Planning

Houlihan Capital’s principals have rendered transaction opinions on behalf of boards of directors, lenders, equity sponsors and investment banks.

Fairness Opinions

A fairness opinion is an effective, often necessary, risk management tool that determines whether the terms of a transaction are fair to stakeholders from a financial point of view. In significant change of control or capital transactions, obtaining a fairness opinion from Houlihan Capital serves the dual role of facilitating the decision-making process and providing evidence that Boards of Directors and Special Committees acted in a manner consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities.

Solvency Opinions

If engaging in a highly leveraged transaction or situations where minimal equity is involved and could subject the company and creditors to undue financial distress, obtaining a solvency opinion offers a logical and financially prudent means of achieving assurance for parties to a transaction that the company will be able to meet debt obligations as they come due.

Houlihan Capital offers an integrated advisory approach that draws upon our strategic and technical expertise, industry knowledge, transactional and financing experience, and expansive network of institutional and private investors to guide shareholders and management teams. We also understand the time sensitivity of many of our assignments and work diligently to meet these demands while minimizing operational disruption allowing clients to focus on their business.

  • Sell-Side Advisory
  • Sale of Minority Ownership Positions
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Corporate Financial Services


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