Today’s private equity fund holdings are more complex than ever, which has given rise to ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny. To value portfolios fairly, you need experts who understand and can support dynamic value standards for illiquid and intangible assets. BVC has unparalleled expertise in private equity fund valuation. We’ve valued single investments and full portfolios for hundreds of companies.

Our close relationship with the SBIC Program and its administrators gives you the confidence of knowing a BVC valuation will withstand any examination. Who better to prepare and support your valuation than the people who re-wrote the valuation guidelines used by those very regulators?

Services Tailored Exclusively For Private Equity

We recognize that private equity funds have their own particular needs. Due to their unique operating climate they often require a different level of technical expertise and robustness of service.

We are very comfortable operating in the private equity world and have extensive experience with its unique requirements. We provide fund-level valuation services to satisfy the fund’s own financial reporting requirements.  But we also provide our entire range of valuation services to each of the fund’s portfolio companies.

At one time or another all of the valuation services BVC offers are needed by private equity funds in addressing their portfolio companies. Due to our extensive experience with private equity, many fund managers use us as the one -stop shop for all their valuation needs.

We understand them. We can work with them. We get them what they need and do it right the first time.


Authoritative Expertise in Private Equity Regulations

We are the trusted, objective arbiter of fair value in what is often an adversarial environment: valuation guideline compliance, IRS issues, SEC financial reporting, purchase price allocations, merger and acquisition pricing, or disputes between shareholders.

As the primary valuation advisor for the Small Business Investment Company Program — with more than $24 billion invested in 4,500 companies — BVC was asked to author a comprehensive report on the adequacy and applicability of current venture capital and private equity valuation methodologies. This report recommended significant revisions to SBA’s valuation guidelines. Most of the recommendations have been incorporated into the current set of SBA’s Valuation Guidelines for Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) and related TechNotes.

Our specialized experience in this arena over many years has enabled us to become a recognized authority on the valuation standards used by the venture capital and private equity industry, including the following:

Services For Private Equity Funds

Our private equity valuation services cover valuation requirements for both portfolio companies as well as the fund itself.

BVC can assist general partners with their fund-level requirements:

  • Mark-to-market reporting for equity investments
  • Carried interest valuations for personal tax planning
  • Cross-fund transfers of portfolio companies
  • LP reporting and repurchase

We produce sophisticated, supportable, timely valuations to assist companies with their complex domestic and international reporting requirements, including:

  • Purchase price allocation
  • Goodwill and long-lived asset impairment testing
  • Employee stock options and restricted stock
  • Variable interest entities
  • Financial guarantees and indemnifications

BVC leverages its considerable valuation experience to assist clients in making informed business decisions in critical transactions. Our services include:

  • Fairness opinions
  • Solvency opinions
  • Capital adequacy opinions
  • ESOP transactions

  • Going-private transactions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Related party transfers
  • Special dividends

Rave Reviews from Private Equity Fund Clients...Private equity BVC

"We engaged Business Valuation Center to do a valuation of our entire portfolio. We found their work to be excellent. Their work was presented to the SBA and they worked well with the SBA’s staff and clearly have the SBA’s respect. Their response to any issue was always prompt and knowledgeable and they addressed all significant valuation issues in their report. We would recommend them to other SBICs or private equity firms."

W. Townsend Ziebold, Jr President - Wasserstein & Company

"Business Valuation Center has been engaged by several of my clients to do valuation work. I have always found the work Business Valuation Center does for my clients to be excellent. Furthermore, your response to any issues raised by my clients during the course of your valuation work has been thoughtful, knowledgeable and well thought out. In addition, I have found your reports to be very well done, well organized and well presented. I would recommend you to other SBICs or private equity firms."

R. Michael Haynes, Principal - Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

"We engaged Business Valuation Center on two separate projects. We found your firm’s work to be outstanding and professional, as did the other parties engaged in the valuation. Your customer support was prompt and knowledgeable. We would recommend your firm to other SBICs or private equity firms."

Wayne Foren, President, DCC Operating Inc. - Development Capital Ventures, LP Corporate General Partner

"Business Valuation Center’s work on the valuation of the Megunticook Fund portfolio was excellent."

Lynne Anderson, CFO - Megunticook Management Inc.

"We want to thank you for the efficient and professional manner in which Business Valuation Center prepared the valuation report on selected companies in our portfolio. We found you to be easy to work with and your work to be thorough and timely. In addition, we appreciated your positive attitude and strong work ethic. We would recommend you to other private equity firms who may need a similar analysis."

Thomas C. Simpson, Managing Partner - Northwest Venture Associates