Annual Report
Message from the CEO
Craige Stout
Clients and friends,
2021 was another exciting year for the firm. In addition to redoubling our efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we achieved very strong top-line results (over 40% growth in revenue). Moreover, we partnered with Audax Private Equity, enabling us to be even more aspirational in adding talented people to complement our already strong team.

On top of that, we acquired Secura Risk Management LLC, launched our IT Due Diligence service, and opened a new office in Miami. We also ranked as a top fairness opinion advisor by Refinitiv’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Review.

Stout is built on the commitment to provide unparalleled service, leveraging our deep industry knowledge and top-notch talent to serve our clients in the best way possible. In my view, our secret to success over the last 30 years has been anchored to our unwavering commitment to our core values: being Positive and Team-Oriented, Accountable, Committed, Entrepreneurial, Relationship-Focused, Super-Responsive, and Great Communicators.

All our positive news would be impossible without such an incredible team of dedicated, hard-working individuals. This year’s Annual Report details Stout’s growth throughout the past year, the leadership who made it possible, and much more.

Here’s to an even better year in 2022.
CRAIGE STOUT, Chief Executive Officer