Stout is a leading independent advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting.

Stout - Who We AreWe serve a range of clients, from Fortune 100 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries around the world. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex financial matters.

For more than 26 years, we have developed a culture at Stout where positive team attitude, accountability, commitment, entrepreneurialism, and relationship focus are our core values. This approach extends beyond the firm, as we volunteer our time, talent, and resources to positively impact the communities in which we do business.

Stout has been recognized numerous times as one of the best and brightest companies to work for.
Our professionals have received numerous awards and are often called upon to share their expertise and experience at national conferences and industry forums, and for standards-setting organizations. Our technical experts speak at a variety of events, host educational webinars, and author thoughtful and timely articles that are included in our semiannual publication, The Journal.

Time and again, we deliver results across the following areas: 

Investment Banking

Our industry-focused bankers specialize in mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, and other financial advisory services for privately held businesses, portfolio companies of private equity firms, and divisions of large corporations. Our depth of experience in recapitalizations, management buyouts, and sales or mergers provides our clients with the full range of liquidity alternatives.

Valuation Advisory

As one of the largest independent valuation practices in the country, we bring deep and specialized experience across a broad spectrum of industries in the valuation of businesses, complex securities, intellectual property, real estate, and personal property. Our opinions are fully supported and are prepared to withstand scrutiny – whether that be from the SEC, IRS, Department of Labor, a trier of fact, an auditor review, or a counterparty.

Dispute Consulting

Our deep bench of experts has decades of experience working on complex and high-profile controversies. Private sector clients, government agencies, and outside counsel engage our experts to assist with investigations; evaluate damages; analyze financial, statistical, and economic issues; and offer expert testimony in arbitrations, state courts, federal courts, and other venues throughout the world.

Management Consulting

We work collaboratively with companies to transform their businesses. Our consultants work side by side with organizations to manage risk through industry-leading analysis; make informed decisions from machine and deep learning; contain costs through process improvement; and stabilize finances and operations through restructuring.