Marine Business Valuations

Combining extensive knowledge of vessels and equipment with decades of advanced business valuation experience

In partnership with affiliate investment banking firm The McLean Group, DLS Marine offers expert business valuation and transaction advisory services to owners in the maritime industry.  

DLS Marine has been the leader of marine vessel and equipment appraisal for decades. With a team of ASA-accredited appraisers and NAMS-certified surveyors, we ensure our command of the peculiar challenges of valuation in marine transportation and shipbuilding/repair companies. Through partnership with The McLean Group, secure unmatched benefits by working with two leaders in their respective fields who, together, offer unbridled value to business owners in the maritime industry. 

Pre-Transaction Analysis

Understand the true value of your business and assets. We can expertly assess the condition and remaining life of your business and assets, conduct a maintenance practice review and Opex and Capex study and offer a working capital assessment.  

Transaction Advisory and Fairness Opinions 

Receive support in every phase of the transaction. We leverage our combined industry expertise in marine appraisal and valuation to offer valuable assistance throughout this process. 

Tax Compliance 

Understand and comply with tax requirements. Our team helps our customers navigate complex tax requirements for stock opinions, stock appreciation rights and other forms of deferred compensation. 

Litigation Support 

Obtain support with your court cases and settlements. From valuing minority interest in business to quantifying economic damages, we provide expert support to our customers in litigation and arbitration cases.  

Equity Incentive Plans (ESOPs and Phantom Stock Plans) 

Receive guidance through valuations of equity incentive plans. Our team can assist you through these valuations undertaken for financial reporting (ASC 718) or income tax purposes (Section 409A). 

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