What We Did

Reflecting on 2018, we're proud of all we accomplished.

We continued to drive forward in 2018. Highlights from the year included: further expansion of our global capabilities with new offices in Asia; the hiring of key professionals; new practice areas; leading editorial insights; and thousands of client matters across our firm.

Reflecting on 2018, we're proud of all we accomplished.

We continued to drive forward in 2018. Highlights from the year included: further expansion of our global capabilities with new offices in Asia; the hiring of key professionals; new practice areas; leading editorial insights; and thousands of client matters across our firm.
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2012
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2013
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2014
$91
2015
$113
2016
$118
2017
$135
2018
$150
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Continuing Our Revenue Growth

In recent years, Stout has seen sharp revenue growth, and last year was no exception. In 2018, Stout’s annual revenue increased by more than 14% to $135 million, a sign of the hard work and commitment of our professionals.

Expanding Our Global Footprint in Asia

In September, Stout expanded its global footprint in Asia with three new offices. Based in Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong, these new offices broaden our services in China, Singapore, and territories throughout Southeast Asia. In conjunction with this announcement, we also welcomed five new managing directors, each with more than 20 years’ experience in international mergers and acquisitions across numerous industry sectors.

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Top-Ranked Fairness Opinion Provider

Stout once again was one of the top fairness opinion providers, as recognized in Thomson Reuters’ Mergers and Acquisitions Review. In 2018, our firm was ranked number two in the U.S. and number five globally. Since 2012, Stout has consistently ranked as a top fairness opinion provider. Our professionals leverage the firm’s considerable investment banking and valuation experience to assist clients in making sound business decisions and completing their critical transactions. Transaction opinions are a core part of our business, and these results demonstrate our commitment to providing an independent perspective and opinions that can withstand the utmost scrutiny.
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Top-Ranked Fairness Opinion Provider

Stout once again was one of the top fairness opinion providers, as recognized in Thomson Reuters’ Mergers and Acquisitions Review. In 2018, our firm was ranked number two in the U.S. and number five globally. Since 2012, Stout has consistently ranked as a top fairness opinion provider. During this time frame, we have completed nearly 300 opinions. Our professionals leverage the firm’s considerable investment banking and valuation experience to assist clients in making sound business decisions and completing their critical transactions. Transaction opinions are a core part of our business, and these results demonstrate our commitment to providing an independent perspective and opinions that can withstand the utmost scrutiny.
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Honored for Restructuring Transactions

The M&A Advisor honored Stout in its 13th Annual Turnaround Awards. Our firm received awards in two categories: Materials Sector Deal of the Year and Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year. Stout played a vital role in the completion of these transactions, which concluded with positive outcomes for our clients. Our professionals have decades of experience advising on bankruptcy- and distressed-related transactions, and these awards showcase our commitment to client success.
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Honored for Restructuring Transactions

The M&A Advisor honored Stout in its 13th Annual Turnaround Awards. Our firm received awards in two categories: Materials Sector Deal of the Year and Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year. Stout played a vital role in the completion of these transactions, which concluded with positive outcomes for our clients. Our professionals have decades of experience advising on bankruptcy- and distressed-related transactions, and these awards showcase our commitment to client success.
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Insights for Informed Decision Making

Stout’s professionals regularly act as thought leaders. Throughout the year, we showcase our expertise through articles, reports, guidance documents, and industry updates on important topics and trends. Here are a few highlights from 2018.

EXPLORE ALL STOUT INSIGHTS

Fall/Winter 2018 Edition

The Journal

The Journal is a semiannual publication featuring leading insights from Stout's in-house experts. Each issue highlights a variety of topics across investment banking, valuation advisory, dispute consulting, and management consulting.

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4th Annual

Automotive Warranty and Recall Report

Based on Stout's extensive experience serving automotive industry clients, this report is packed with data and insights to help inform and shape future recall risk management strategies.

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INVESTMENT BANKING

Industry Updates

Our investment banking experts leverage their substantial industry knowledge to provide regular updates on recent trends and activity in the M&A and private equity markets.

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Healthcare Consulting

Revenue Cycle Quick Review for Healthcare Organizations

We assist clients everywhere on the RC continuum: from ensuring systems function well, to addressing fissures in the RC, to aiding in structural rebuild and redesign to remedy large problems.

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Litigation readiness report card

Legal Management consulting

Litigation Readiness Report Card

Score yourself against best practices and trends to ensure your department is ready to respond to litigation with the strongest balance of planning and execution as possible.

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Dispute Consulting

Court Case Commentaries and Reviews

We utilize our extensive experience both inside and outside of the courtroom to research court cases and provide expert analyses on significant matters.

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Premium Client Service

Stout professionals take great pride in delivering outstanding service on each and every engagement, year in and year out. Our approach to putting our clients first is grounded in our core principles: Positive & Team-Oriented, Accountable, Committed, Entrepreneurial, Relationship-Focused, and Super-Responsive & Great Communicators.

Continually Striving to Exceed Expectations

We regularly survey our clients about our efforts. Our net promoter score – an industry-standard measure of our clients’ willingness to recommend Stout’s services on a scale of -100 to +100 – is in the +90s, a sign of our clients’ trust and positive feedback.

Let's Work Together

Valuing Each and Every Client as Our Best Client

No matter how simple or complex the engagement, we go to great lengths to exceed our clients' expectations and meet all of their needs. The positive experience that clients have with Stout is reflected in these select testimonials.

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“Great process. The team was engaged, exhibited great attention to detail, and identified key aspects of the transaction very quickly. I would highly recommend Stout to anyone seeking solvency opinions in the future.”

Vice President

Global Technology Company

“[Stout delivered] exceptional responsiveness and subject matter expertise. [Your expert] did a wonderful job testifying. He handled the difficult questions well and was well-prepared.”

Partner

Large Regional Law Firm

"[Stout's professionals] always do a great job of guiding us through the process and actually have inspired new ways of looking at our company that has been beneficial to us."

Chief Financial Officer

Electrical Services Firm

"[Your professionals] were responsive and client-directed. In every sense, they made the process easier. I thought Stout provided a very good level of service, and I would certainly use them again.”

Founding Partner

National Law Firm

“The Stout team is always willing to work with and talk through topics, approaches, and rationale. They always provide high-quality valuation reports and are easy to work with.”

Director of Financial Reporting

International Clothing Company

“We have worked with the team at Stout for several years, and have found the engagements to be efficient, thorough, and high-quality. They are always willing to assist us in understanding industry trends and issues that may impact us, even outside of our engagement work.”

Co-Founder

Global Tech and Telecom Firm

Trusted by Leading Brands From Around the World

Select Engagements

We have significant expertise providing services spanning a wide range of industries and practice areas. As always, we are honored to serve our clients for their most important and complex engagements.

Strengthening Our Track Record of Delivering Results

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EXPLORE All Our EXPERIENCE

Senior Talent

The ranks of our senior team continued to grow over the last 12 months as we strengthened our capabilities across the firm. We welcomed a number of Managing Directors and Directors to Stout, and also celebrated the well-deserved senior-level promotions within our organization. We now have more than 90 Managing Directors and more than 60 Directors serving clients at Stout.

NEW Senior-Level additions

Justin Burchett

Valuation Advisory

Justin Burchett

Investment Banking

Joel Cohen

Dispute consulting

Joel Cohen

Investment Banking

Jason Easterly

Valuation Advisory

Jeff Gorke

Management Consulting

Suchit Kumar

Valuation Advisory

John Lahti

Investment Banking

Tuan Le

Valuation Advisory

John Lahti

Investment Banking

Steve Lovoy

Dispute Consulting

Steve Lovoy

Investment Banking

Steve Lovoy

Investment Banking

Steve Lovoy

Investment Banking

Steve Lovoy

Investment Banking

Steve Valenta

Valuation Advisory

NEWLY PROMOTED MANAGING DIRECTORS

Ben Bershad

Valuation Advisory

Andrew Cline

Valuation Advisory

Bryce Geyer

Valuation Advisory

Rob Hauptman

Valuation Advisory

T.J. Hope

Valuation Advisory

Jason Krentler

Valuation Advisory

NEWLY PROMOTED DIRECTORS

Jason Evans

Valuation Advisory

Andrew Mosher

Valuation Advisory

Nick Suter

Valuation Advisory

Naveed Yahya

Valuation Advisory