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Purchase Price Allocation

Purchase Price Allocation

A purchase price allocation (PPA) allocates the purchase price into assets and liabilities acquired in the transaction. Potential assets include working capital, personal and real property, and intangible assets. Our team has helped businesses conduct over a thousand PPAs in order for them to report the opening balance sheet at fair value and satisfy generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requirements.

We collect historical and projected financial statements, fixed-asset listings, quality-of-earnings analyses, and other data to create a complete picture of a company’s value that satisfies auditors, lenders, and investors. GAAP and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) require a timely PPA. Understanding the correct opening fair value is crucial not only for compliance purposes but also to ensure that all future accounting is accurate.


Chad Yutka

National Practice Leader
Managing Director
GA Advisory & Valuations

(312) 909-6078 Email

Thomas McNulty

Managing Director

(713) 226-4760 Email

Tony Vescovi


(312) 598-5755 Email

Albert Lazo


(202) 316-0441 Email

Dan Daitchman

Senior Manager

(312) 777-7954 Email

Gregg Johnson


(818) 746-9332 Email
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