Food and Beverage

Privately held portfolio of wineries generating over $100 million in revenue

We assisted with the following projects:
  • Valuation modeling to assist management with evaluating the impact of a potential acquisition.
  • Valuation of the company’s common stock for reporting associated with Section 409A / ASC 718.
  • Goodwill impairment testing calculations.

Goodwill impairment calculations reviewed by Moss Adams

Privately held winery in Paso Robles

We valued an interest in a winery contributed by an executive as part of her E-2 Visa investment requirements.

Privately held, family winery based in Sonoma County

We completed a valuation analysis to assist with a management buyout of the company.

Publicly traded portfolio of wineries

We assisted with the valuation of intangible assets related to the acquisitions of two closely-held wineries, including brands, distributor relationships, and customer (consumer) relationships. For one acquisition, we also assisted management with issues associated with the valuation of inventory (both bottled and bulk wine).

Reviewed by Moss Adams

Law firm

For a dispute involving an interest in a privately-held brewery, we assisted with: (i) reviewing valuations prepared by two appraisers initially appointed for the buyout process; (ii) developing independent valuation calculations associated with the subject interest; (iii) consulting with counsel and his client regarding valuation issues and strategy; and (iv) participating in arbitration discussions.

Producer and distributor of tea products

We assisted with the following projects:

  • Valuation of intangible assets associated with the company’s acquisition by a private equity firm. Assets valued included the company’s brand, channel and customer relationships, and proprietary tea recipes/blends.
  • Consulting and valuation associated with an executive’s equity grants.

Award-winning cocktail and hospitality firm

We provided consulting to assist management with negotiations associated with the planned buyout of a partner’s ownership in a popular neighborhood bar and restaurant. Our analysis included valuations related to multiple elements of the subject business pursuant to provisions in a buy-sell agreement, including the operation’s overall business enterprise and certain intangible assets.

Provider of shipping and fulfillment solutions for wineries

We assisted with the valuation of trade names and brands related to three acquisitions for reporting related to ASC 805 (Private Company Council option).

Reviewed by Moss Adams

National specialty coffee roaster and marketer of fresh-roasted coffee and tea

We valued intangible assets related to the contemplated acquisition of a company which specializes in the sourcing, roasting, and selling of specialty coffees. Assets valued included certain major agreements, customer relationships, and trade names.

Reviewed by Deloitte & Touche

Private equity firm which owned a winery in the Napa Valley

We valued a variety of assets related to the subject winery for tax planning and reporting purposes, including the winery’s appellation as well as various property and equipment assets.

Company involved in the marketing and sale of various brands of wine

We valued two properties for insurance reporting purposes. Our analysis incorporated consideration of the buildings’ National Historical Landmark status and implications on replacement costs for the properties.

Distributor of champagne, sparkling wine, and special spirits products

We assisted with impairment calculations related to the company’s goodwill and trade name.

Manufacturer and marketer of gourmet foods

We valued intangible assets related to the acquisition of a manufacturer of gourmet sauces and spreads. Assets valued included the target company’s trade name and trademark, distributor relationships, a key contract, recipes and processes, and non-competition agreements.

Company involved in the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of various food, snacks, and beverages worldwide

We valued a subsidiary to assist management with evaluating the potential sale of the business.