Ken Nunes founded Caliber Advisors in 1987 and today maintains the technical vision, quality, and responsiveness of the firm as president and managing director. He has over 25 years of experience advising companies on financial, valuation, and dispute resolution issues. He has worked extensively with security pricing, intangible assets, and intellectual property issues related to technology companies. He has developed numer¬ous analytical models for economic issues ranging from subordinated debt, complex securities, and high-risk product development.
Mr. Nunes performs valuations and provides transaction advisory services for mergers and acquisi-tions, divestitures, financial statement reporting, transfer pricing agreements, cor¬porate reorganizations, strategic planning, estate and gift tax purposes, corporate tax planning, and purchase price allocations.
He has extensive experience with the appraisal of securities and intangible assets, having conducted analyses under various regulatory requirements including US tax (IRS §338 and §482), US GAAP (ASC 805, SFAS 141 and APB 16), International GAAP (IFRS 3) and US Federal bankruptcy court require¬ments. He also has significant experience with the valuation of emerging companies, option pricing, and complex capital structures. In 1990, he began testifying as an expert witness in valuation, and since then has testified in United States district, tax, and bank¬ruptcy courts, and in California state superior court.
Mr. Nunes frequently acts as a guest lecturer on business and IP valuation matters and has lectured at Santa Clara University, UC San Diego and Chapman University. Mr. Nunes is one of fifty members of the Appraisal Issues Task Force (AITF) which advises regulators and the FASB on best practices and methods for business valuation.
Mr. Nunes began his financial advisory career as a manager at Arthur D. Little in 1985, and formed Caliber Advisors in 1988 to specialize in business valuation and transactional services.