Mercer Capital Turns 40!

On June 15, 1982 Chris Mercer walked into his new office in Memphis, Tennessee at his brand new firm, Mercer Capital Management, Inc., as the first and only employee. Why did Chris choose that firm name? Did Mercer Capital begin as a money management firm? No. Chris just liked the name. On that Tuesday, Chris knew he was embarking on an adventure offering business valuation services to yet-to-be-known clients with yet-to-be-known colleagues.

Fast forward 40 years. It’s a Wednesday and Mercer Capital (and Chris) is still here having grown into one of the premier independent business valuation and financial advisory firms in the nation.

Our employee roster has grown from one to a team of dedicated professionals providing corporate valuation, M&A advisory, financial reporting, and litigation support services to clients throughout the U.S. and beyond.

We are now employee-owned and have added offices in Nashville, Dallas, and Houston. And we are continuing to grow.

The firm’s mission statement boils down to “Mercer Capital provides great work for great clients with great people.” And we do.  Just take a look at our website ( for proof.

As Chris Mercer reflected upon the past 40 years of Mercer Capital, he remarked, “40 years seems like both a long time and the blink of an eye. We’ve been through a lot in 40 years and I’m proudest of the fact that we’ve built a successful firm and provided so many opportunities for our people. I made the decision at the beginning to focus on people and that’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Today, we stop to celebrate and thank our employees, clients, referral sources, and friends. We couldn’t have made this journey without you.

Here’s to many more birthdays to come!