Barry A. Baker joined CapVal-American Business Appraisers, LLC in 2010 and specializes in the valuation of technology companies, rapidly-growing companies, closely-held businesses, professional practices, and intangible assets. His practice includes valuations required for corporate transactions (M&A, spin-offs, transition planning, buy-sell agreements), litigation support (business disputes, economic losses, matrimonial dissolution), and financial reporting and tax compliance (equity based compensation, purchase price allocations, derivatives, gift & estate tax).
Prior to joining CapVal-ABA, Barry founded The Cobble Hill Group LLC, which provides research-driven, outsourced business development services to private equity groups and their portfolio companies. He also co-founded American Home Centers Corporation, a $75 million in revenue, private-equity backed consolidator/roll-up of manufactured home dealerships.
Prior to relocating to North Carolina in 1999, Barry was an investment banker based in New York. He began his career with Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. (now part of UBS), where he provided M&A, corporate finance and financial advisory services to a client base of multinational corporations. He left Dillon Read to join a brokerage firm where he co-founded a corporate finance department that served emerging growth and middle market companies primarily in the healthcare, information technology, environmental, and consumer product and service industries.
Barry received a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. He is a member of the CFA Institute and American Society of Appraisers which have awarded him, respectively, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designations. Barry is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Alliance of M&A Advisors.