Accounting & Valuation Disputes
Reaching the right value in complex cases
The global pace of change and the volatility of today's business climate have led to significant increases in the number of accounting and valuation-related disputes. Disputes surrounding purchase prices, earn-outs, or breaches of contract are increasingly common, and any leader must respond swiftly when they occur. Often, such disputes go beyond expectations and can result in protracted legal battles that are both costly and time-consuming, presenting a significant threat to value.
Our professionals advise clients and their legal counsel when disagreements or uncertainty arise regarding quantification of value, price, or economic damages of a business or stakeholder interest in a business. From purchase price disputes to disputes surrounding breaches of contract, we serve as neutral accounting arbitrators, expert witnesses, and consultants throughout the deal life cycle.
We’ve advised on 300+ valuation disputes over the last 3 years.
- Fair Market Valuation
- Breach of Contract Assessments
- Economic Damages, Value Impact, & Lost Profits
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Regional Mining Company
Achieving a $1 Billion Award
Ankura professionals were retained to assess the fair market value of multiple expropriated production and exploration stage gold-mining properties following the nationalization of the gold-mining sector in a South American state.
The Ankura Difference
Our team includes professionals with decades of experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, transactions, and disputes. We are former auditors and regulators, from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Accounting Standards Board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, with unparalleled expertise in the technical accounting and forensic issues that drive accounting and valuation disputes. We have worked on more than 300 transactions in the past three years, addressing financial reporting, tax, regulatory, and legal valuation issues. Our team’s expertise spans all valuation disciplines, including businesses, tangible and intangible assets, equity interests, debt, financial instruments, and derivatives.