||Stout Risius Ross, LLC is an advisory firm. It offers financial advisory services including investment banking, valuation and financial opinions, and dispute advisory and forensic services. Within investment banking it focuses on strategic advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions, private market financing, and distressed transactions. Within valuation and financial opinions it provides fairness opinion, solvency opinion, and intangible and tangible asset valuation services for financial and tax reporting purposes; ESOP and ERISA advisory services; business valuation services for succession and shareholder planning; and tangible asset appraisals services. Within dispute advisory and forensic services it offers pre-litigation consulting, forensic investigations, discovery, complex damage analysis, expert witness opinion, and testimony services. The firm’s industry concentrations include business services; consumer staples; financials; industrials; materials; telecommunications; consumer discretionary; energy and utilities; healthcare; information technology; and media, sports, and entertainment. Its clients range from Fortune 500 corporations, corporate and institutional clients, to privately held companies. Stout Risius Ross, LLC was founded in 1991 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Southfield, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; McLean, Virginia, and Washington, District of Columbia.