Expert Business Valuation


Through its affiliate, Business Equity Appraisal Reports (BEAR), Wright/Kirby offers clients a full range of valuation services for diverse uses in financial reporting, tax compliance, estate planning, buying or selling a business and business planning. Our professional team has experience in all facets of valuation and is skilled at providing expert testimony.  Over the years, we’ve developed our own proprietary software to make our work more precise, scientific, and efficient.  We maintain a huge library of valuation references and computer databases so our appraisers understand the factors that drive value in an industry, and have familiarity with what is happening in the particular markets served by an individual company.  The following is a sample list of our areas of expertise:

  • Financial reporting valuations (Stock Options)
  • Equity and enterprise valuations
  • Valuations for financing
  • Buy/sell valuation
  • Fairness opinions
  • Intellectual property and other intangible asset valuations
  • Dispute/litigation
  • Built-in gain studies
  • Gift and estate tax
  • Value impact analysis – business case and decision support analysis
  • Transfer pricing

Chinese Language Proficiency

Wright/Kirby and BEAR have many years of experience working with businesses owned or operated by Chinese-speaking investors and management.  These companies have usually been located in the U.S., but often have close ties to affiliates in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and other Chinese mainland locations.  Some companies have been part of an organizational structure that includes divisions located in the Cayman Islands, Trinidad-Tobago, and other offshore domiciles.  WK associates speak the three main Chinese dialects, read and write Chinese.

Buying & Selling a Business

Valuation of a business is a critical step in the buying or selling process.  Our senior staff has experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow and tax considerations.

Expert Witness Testimony

Pending or existing litigation can result in the need for a qualified professional to present his/her opinion to support or oppose evidence submitted to the court.  Our level of competence and many years of experience allow us the opportunity to function as expert witnesses in such cases.


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