Deal structures and compensation arrangements are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. Complex financial instruments have become a popular and creative approach for companies to raise capital and reward talent; however, the fair value reporting requirements associated with these instruments are often challenging.
Grant Thornton can help. We understand the effectiveness of complex financial instruments, along with the challenges that arise in valuing them. We possess a deep understanding of fair value standards governing valuations and highly specialized technical skills. Our services are designed to provide you with confidence that your complex financial instruments are appropriately valued at each critical stage of your operations.
- Startup: We assist our clients with valuation matters related to illiquid equity securities issued to venture capital and private equity investors, as well as mezzanine debt and embedded derivatives.
- Growth: When a company turns to equity, debt and hybrid issuances to support operational growth, our valuation professionals are knowledgeable in valuations related to various equity instruments, including employee stock options and warrants with price protection features, as well as various types of debt and embedded derivatives.
- Maturity: As a company considers acquisitions or restructurings to trigger additional growth or increase profitability, we can assist management in structuring financial instruments and earnouts as well as provide valuation services for contingent consideration, clawback provisions, puts and calls on minority interests, and other financial instruments.