Successful M&As & IPO
Senior Members of CFA, ASA
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.
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.
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.
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!
We believe in open communication. This helps in setting clear timelines and expectations such that chances of iterations are minimal.
Opinions & Insights from our experts
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.
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.
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.
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.
The people at Aranca listen well. They listen to our feedback and are willing to make changes if necessary. Also, their timeliness is a great asset as we're able to act quickly on their analysis and overall report.
Consumer Tech Company
Aranca's team was highly professional, cost-efficient for our company stage, extremely responsive and very thorough.
Health Tech Company
The team was very professional, timely responses, very thorough and provided a good product (final report).
The flexibility of the team, attention to details, quality of deliverables, understanding my business & punctuality was exceptional.. Looking forward to our next project.
IT Consulting Company