cognient group

Buy/Sell Agreements

Cognient is a recognized authority in the area of buy-sell agreement valuation services. We bring comprehensive analytical resources and years of experience working with private and public companies to the business valuation issues surrounding buy-sell agreements.

We provide buy-sell agreement valuation services in four basic areas:

  • Buy-Sell Agreement Reviews. We will review your buy-sell agreement from business and valuation perspectives and make appropriate suggestions to the business owner as well as their attorney or advisor when creating or amending buy-sell agreements.


  • Annual Business Valuations. We are the named appraiser in a growing number of buy-sell agreements. We have been conducting recurring valuations for businesses for many years, and have current clients with more than 20 years of continuing experience with us.


  • Named Appraiser for Valuation Processes. Many buy-sell agreements call for a two- or three- appraiser process to determine value when trigger events occur. Cognient’s professionals have been the named "first appraiser," the "second appraiser," and the "third appraiser" in many buy-sell agreement valuation processes.


  • Litigation Regarding Your Buy-Sell Agreement. Unfortunately, too many buy-sell agreements end up in litigation. We have extensive experience in damages and valuation-related litigation support, and specific experience with litigation regarding buy-sell agreements.