Audit-ready 409A valuation reports
with quick turnaround starting at 1,299

Our 409A valuations, starting 2005, have withstood the scrutiny of Big Four and SEC audits. We assure you a lifetime of free audit support.

Our competitive pricing is not the result of suboptimal analyst time allocation that often results in overvaluation of common stock, creating bigger internal challenges for CFOs such as demotivated employees or hassles to redo the valuation.

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Unicorn Clients

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Senior Members of CFA, ASA

Why Aranca?

SAVE TIME & COST

  1. We have been seamlessly delivering hundreds of 409A valuations every year with minimal burden on client’s time without compromising on quality or analytical rigor.

TRUSTED EXPERTS

Our senior business valuation team brings 50+ years of combined appraisal experience. We win 90% of new clients through referrals from attorneys, clients, VC investors and audit firms.

EXPERIENCE ACROSS STAGES

We have worked with some of the most promising companies and have helped them with 409A valuation complexities and nuances throughout their growth life-cycles until exit via IPO or M&A.

Trusted Advisor and Valuation Partner of Over 2,000 Companies

With 409A valuation, CFOs are often faced with a tough choice. Get the cheapest ‘boiler plate’ report churned out with less than 10 hours of analysis or spend $5,000 to $10,000 – an unpalatable cost for most early startups on compliance.

Leveraging our experience in 409A valuations ever since its introduction and scale of operations, we deliver truly compliant and comprehensive reports at very reasonable fees.

Our consultants invest a minimum of 40 hours on each valuation. Moreover, at any point of time, you can directly engage with a senior consultant working on your report as a necessary feedback loop to avoid unpleasant surprises and waste of time.

With Aranca, you are assured of both – peace of mind and the best ROI!

Efficient and Transparent Process

We believe in open communication. This helps in setting clear timelines and expectations such that chances of iterations are minimal.

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Perspectives

Opinions & Insights from our experts

409A Valuations: Are You Pricing Your Options Too High?

  1. Startup CFOs are fast realizing how early stage 409A valuations completed by quick cookie cutter, ‘textbook’ approach often result in inflated option prices and disgruntled employees.

FAQs: All You Need To Know About 409a Valuations

409A valuations for startups can be sometimes tricky, especially given the early stage nature of the company. However, there are certain parameters that you can assess to understand the valuation process and results.

Founder’s Stock Sale: How Not To Turn It Into A 409A Nightmare

A founders’ stock sale can have serious and far reaching implications on the pricing of stock options due to 409A provisions.

409A Compliance

Safe harbor protection

If your company issues stock options, it is almost always advisable to get a 409A valuation from a third-party firm, such as Aranca. This shifts the burden of proof to IRS in case of any challenge.

Audit Defensibility

Your auditors will need a 409A valuation to review the stock options expensing. You do not want your 409A report to create audit troubles after 2-3 years (when you are on track for IPO or M&A).

We will defend our analysis in any review process even if it is several years after valuation at no additional fee.

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