Business Combinations | IP

Purchase Accounting

Accounting for most business combinations involves a complex process of valuing acquired intangible assets and elements of purchase consideration. Commonly identified intangibles include developed technology, customer relationships, and trade names. Valuations may also be required for machinery and equipment, real estate, and inventory.  Additionally, purchase consideration may necessitate valuations of debt, equity, or earn-outs offered to the seller.
From purchase price allocations, to impairment studies and divestitures, Sorbus covers the complete M&A lifecycle.  Our understanding of the related accounting rules is critical for the successful completion such projects.

IP Valuation

Technology, patents, brands, and many other intellectual property assets are critical for today’s enterprise. Valuation is very much a process of careful discovery of their strategic value drivers. At Sorbus, we are hard at work crafting valuations to assist with tax compliance, litigation, financial reporting, and strategic pricing.


With over 20 years of dedicated purchase accounting and IP valuation experience, Sorbus offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise required to successfully complete these multifaceted valuation engagements.
In a typical engagement, we identify the intangibles and financial instruments to be valued, determine the most appropriate valuation methodologies, and estimate the values of intangibles and purchase consideration (as needed). In a full-scope engagement, our clients receive detailed calculations, a narrative report, and support with audit review procedures.
Our commitment to this work is evidenced by our investment into database we make available for practitioners and users on the intangible asset valuations.



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