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Robert Barnett

Valuation Research Corporation

San Francisco, CA, USA


Mr. Barnett is a Senior Vice President with Valuation Research Corporation who specializes in valuations for private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and corporate clients with focus on complex capital structures and financial instruments. Particular areas of concentration include preferred and common stock, warrants, share-based compensation, profits interests in LLC structures, embedded derivatives, and high yield and convertible debt. Mr. Barnett works with fair value issues in each of these areas ranging from large publicly reporting entities to smaller private investments and development-stage companies.

Mr. Barnett received his M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University, The McDonough School of Business. He attended the University of Melbourne School of Business, International Exchange Program and Oxford University, International Exchange Program. Previous he received his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He is a current member of the CFA institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) (FRM certification).

Rob has previous experience with Ernst & Young, Kroll Associates, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and KPMG.  Professional experiences included transfer pricing, economic analyses related to markets, business risk and asset mix, risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation, and M&A related valuation analysis.  In total, 20 years of financial advisory experience related to corporate entities and financial asset managers.

Mr. Barnett’s professional published articles include:

“What’s Behind the Proliferation of Unicorns?,” The Deal - Venture Capital, April 19, 2016

“LLC Profits Interests: A Valuation Approach That Works,” PE Manager, January 1, 2016

“Key Points in Valuing Profits Interests,” Valuation Strategies, July/August 2015

“Common Valuation Issues with Illiquid Securities,” Accounting Today, June 3, 2015

“New AICPA Guidance Introduces Backsolve and Hybrid Approaches for Valuing Complex

Equity Capital Structures,” Accounting Today, July 16, 2013

“Forthcoming AICPA Guidance Solidifies Valuation Methods for Complex Equity Capital

Structures,” Accounting Today, June 4, 2013

“Valuing a Shareholder’s Minority Common Stock Amid Capital Restructurings: A Case

Study of Auto Supply Corp.,” Corporate Finance Review, July/August 2012

“Applying Qualitative Judgments When Valuing Nontraditional or Hard-to-Value Securities,”

Business Valuation Update, July 2011

Rob enjoys golf and tennis and a good beer at a solid pub.

Robert Barnett is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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