GCF Valuation is a privately owned financial advisory firm specializing in business valuations, fairness opinions and litigation support. With over 50 years of relevant experience, GCF is a leading independent business valuation firm, serving hundreds of clients annually with world-class customer service, in-depth research, and comprehensive, high quality reports.
Since most of our projects are acquisition related, our appraisers work regularly with small to mid-market businesses that have sold or are selling, and with the lenders who finance the acquisitions. Let our expertise work for you.
Our personalized customer service is unmatched. Our staff is highly accessible and responsive, will keep you informed about the status of your project, and are happy to address any questions you may have along the way.
Whether you need an Appraiser Senior Appraiser (ASA), Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) or Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), we have the accredited experts to provide the services you need.
We understand the value of solid research, so we invest in the most comprehensive Economic, Industry and Comparable Transaction database available. Our reports consistently withstand the intense scrutiny of the SBA, IRS, DOL, and buyers and sellers worldwide.
GCF Valuation has established itself as the premiere business appraisal source in the industry by dedicating ourselves to the following principals:
Partner, GCF Valuation
Steve holds the prestigious ESBM degree in Finance and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers in Business Valuation. His background is in providing fairness opinions and valuations for closely held companies and their securities. He specializes in valuing growth-oriented candidates who are focusing on long-term growth, mergers, or acquisitions. His strength is in corporate/entrepreneurial finance with several years' experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, feasibility analysis, and strategic planning. Steve is experienced in litigation support and responsible for all projects requiring expert witness testimony.
Partner, GCF Valuation
Darren holds a BA degree in Performance Management and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers in Business Valuation. He also has a background that includes over ten years of national marketing and sales experience, including a Senior Management role with Fringe Benefits Management Company, one of the nation's most well respected TPA/Benefit Managers in the public sector. Darren has extensive experience in developing strategies for small to mid-market merger and acquisition candidates and leads the division responsible for marketing a national valuation program, which provides affordable valuation services to small businesses.
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