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Daniel A. Knappenberger

Daniel A. Knappenberger

Deloitte. Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
Principal, Valuation Services
San Jose, CA, USA

Dan is the national sector leader of the Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“FAS”) technology practice and a principal with Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP (“DTBA”). Dan is also the Deloitte FAS Silicon Valley market leader. He has more than eighteen years of experience providing valuations in support of financial statement reporting, tax planning, M&A, and other strategic matters.  He has managed and performed a variety of business advisory and valuation related projects to both domestic and global clients in a variety of industries.  He has particular expertise in the valuation of business and equity interests as well as intellectual property including: technology, patents, software, research and development, brands and trade names, as well as customer relationships. Mr. Knappenberger has lectured and taught corporate finance and valuation theory at the graduate and undergraduate levels at various universities.  He has also written and spoken throughout the United States on various valuation topics.


  • Mr. Knappenberger has performed several hundred valuations for U.S. GAAP including ASC 350, ASC 360, ASC 805, and ASC 820.
  • Has worked with many of Deloitte’s PEI and venture funds in NY, Boston, and San Jose to develop equity valuation and allocation models.
  • Has led integrated multidisciplinary valuation assignments which included fixed asset, real property, and intangible asset components.
  • Worked on domestic and global valuation assignments that included complex tax and financial statement reporting issues.
  • Worked as a strategic advisor to his clients on buy-side and sell-side M&A issues.
  • Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP San Jose and Silicon Valley Market Leader.
  • National leader of Deloitte’s United States technology industry valuation practice.

Professional Affiliations

  • CFA Institute, Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charterholder
  • American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)


  • University of Notre Dame: B.A.
  • University of San Francisco: M.B.A.

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