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Grant M. Farrell



A financial professional with a passion for serving individuals, businesses and their trusted advisors. Nearly two decades of experience as a consultant assisting clients with transaction, investing and valuation expertise built on a foundation as a certified public accountant (CPA) and accredited senior appraiser as a business valuation professional. Our clients rely on experienced execution of supportable and defensible opinions of value for their transaction, tax and dispute needs. Mr. Farrell is an experienced and reliable professional with strong analytical, communication and leadership skills. He has an established track record of discipline and accountability applied in the financial services and business advisory industry. Unique accounting, economic and finance background focused toward analyzing and solving issues of business value with significant experience in tax, litigation and transaction related environments.

Mr. Farrell has been involved with hundreds of valuation and litigation support engagements in a diverse range of industries on both a national and international level since his entry into the valuation profession in 2007. He enjoys assisting business owners and their advisors navigate value issues related to M&A negotiations, due diligence, buy-sell agreements, gift and estate planning and litigation support for business and marital dissolutions. He has amassed significant experience in the energy, professional sports, retail and professional services industries. Notable projects have included many NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MiLB and MLS teams as well as many publicly traded exploration & production entities and quick service restaurant brands. In addition, he has experience in valuing a wide variety of intangible assets valuations, lost profits analyses, economic damage studies, forensic accounting procedures and buy-side due diligence. These engagements have been conducted for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, financial reporting, estate and gift taxes, allocation of purchase price, litigation support, shareholder dissent, buy-sell agreements, dissolutions, financing, and business planning. 

Mr. Farrell started his career in the big four accounting world serving in the audit & assurance practice and transaction services groups. Clients served include both public, private, national and international companies. Prior to creating TriKnight, Mr. Farrell spent over a decade with a boutique business valuation and litigation support firm with a niche in professional sports and the oil and gas industry. This background and experience provided an opportunity to create a business valuation and transaction support firm focused on serving family offices, business owners and attorneys.


  • Certified Public Accountant (Texas - CPA)

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (American Society of Appraisers - ASA)

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (AICPA - ABV)

  • Certified in Financial Forensics (AICPA - CFF)

Professional Memberships

  • The American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (Dallas Chapter) 

  • The North Dallas Estate Planning Council 

  • The Society of Financial Service Professionals


  • “Details and Analysis of Kimbell Royalty Partners’ Acquisition of Haymaker Minerals & Royalties, LLC,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, July 18, 2018;

  • “Minerals Workshop at the DUG Permian Basin Conference: 3 Things All Mineral Owners Should Know,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, June 12, 2018

  • “The Permian Boom Causing a Natural Gas Bust,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, May 21, 2018

  • ”Royalty Trusts: I’m a Revenue Partner… No, Wait… That Looks Like Equity,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, April 30, 2018

  • “What Is a Reserve Report? (Part I & II),” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, January 29 & March 5, 2018

  • “What a Steady Oil and Gas Industry in 2017 Points to in 2018,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, January 8, 2018

  • “WTI Futures and Inventories,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, December 11, 2017

  • “How to Value an Oil & Gas Mineral Royalty Interest,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, November 27, 2017

  • “Do You Know What Is in Your Royalty Trust?,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, November 8, 2017

  • “How to Value Overriding Royalty Interests,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, October 30, 2017

  • “How to Use Reserve Reports When Determining Fair Market Value,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, September 11, 2017

  • “How to Value Your Regional or Short-Line Railroad Company,” Mercer Capital Whitepaper, September 2017

  • “Oil and Gas Investors Note Move Away From Contango,” Mercer Capital Energy Blog, August 14, 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • “A Career in Business Valuations”, Where Accountants Go Podcast, September 18, 2018

  • “Financial Statement Analysis,” University of Texas at Dallas - Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2018

  • “Sports Team Valuation,” University of Texas at Dallas – Financial Leadership Association, Dallas, Texas, March 1, 2016 

  • “Current Thoughts & Trends in Tax Court Cases / Valuing Oil & Gas Royalty Interests,” State Board of Public Accountancy – Tolleson Wealth Management, Dallas, Texas, September 15, 2014 

  • “Business Valuations: Reading, Reviewing, Critiquing & Disputing,” State Board of Public Accountancy – Tolleson Wealth Management, Dallas, Texas Nevada, August 6, 2014 

  • “Business Valuations Professional Sports Focus: Reading, Reviewing, Critiquing & Disputing,” University of Texas at Dallas – Financial Leadership Association, April 2014 & October 2013 


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