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Sara Askew
Senior Director

Valuation Expert: Financial Reporting, Tax Planning, & Transaction Advisory

Sara Askew, CFA is a Senior Director at Ankura, based in Atlanta. She has over 20 years of experience providing valuation consulting services to clients in a variety of industries including hospitality, aerospace, manufacturing, consumer products, and life sciences. She specializes in the valuation of business interests and intangible assets.

  • Experience

    Sara’s professional experience includes:

    • Performed hundreds of valuations to be used for financial and tax reporting purposes. These include valuations for reporting under Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 805, 350, 360, 718, and 820. Examples of intangible assets valued for purchase accounting are: management agreements, customer relationships and contracts, trade names, noncompete agreements, patented and other proprietary technology, in-process research and development, distribution networks, and computer software.
    • Valued contingent purchase consideration and other liabilities for financial and tax reporting.
    • The valuation of stock options and other employee compensation for FASB ASC 718.
    • Experience preparing fairness opinions, as well as valuations and consulting in the context of transactions and restructuring.