Valuations for Emerging Companies

Cambridge Innovation Center One Broadway 5th Floor, Havana Room Cambridge, MA

Emerging companies may require a formal valuation for numerous reasons, from issuing equity compensation to raising capital to selling the company. In this program, Gregg Hamilton-Piercy from Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico (MFA) will discuss the fundamentals of valuations.

Topics for this seminar include:
• When to obtain an outside valuation
• What constitutes a qualified appraiser
• Standards of value (Fair Value, Synergistic Value, Fair Market Value etc.)
• The valuation process and the most common valuation methods
• Factors affecting value
• Practical considerations regarding valuation as it relates to raising capital or positioning for a liquidity event

Gregg Hamilton-Piercy ( is a director with MFA and has more than 12 years of experience managing valuation and related engagements. Gregg assists clients with gift and estate tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, equity buy/sell agreements, marital dissolutions and financial reporting. He oversees MFA’s valuation and litigation support team, and is responsible for ongoing practice development and ensuring continuous compliance with professional standards.  He works with companies in a wide variety of industries and provides 409A and ASC 718 stock option valuations as well as goodwill and intangible asset impairment resting and intangible asset valuations. Gregg is particularly well versed in the areas of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), merger and acquisition transactions, reorganizations and spin-offs and equity buy/sell agreements.

Doors will open for networking at 9:30am.

This program is part of McCarter & English’s ongoing series at CIC on legal and business topics for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.  Programs are held once or twice each month and are open to members of the CIC and their guests, as well as to the greater Boston entrepreneurial community.  Contact: Rick Lucash, 617-449-6568,, @ricklucash  Benjamin Hron, 617-449-6584,, @HronEsq

About the McCarter & English Emerging Companies Group 
McCarter’s Emerging Companies Group is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build and finance their businesses. The group is composed of tech-savvy lawyers who have helped build, grow, sell and take public companies across the full spectrum of businesses, including Internet, software, medical devices, new media, life sciences, cleantech, healthcare, consumer products, biotechnology, retail, e-commerce, entertainment, financial services, insurance and telecom.