American ValueMetrics (AVM) is a California based international business valuation firm with over 40 years experience providing persuasive and defensible valuations and analyses to business owners, private equity management and other stakeholders in private businesses. Working primarily with United States companies, but also serving businesses in countries operating under the English Common Law system, AVM provides business valuations and advisory services for executives and investors from small business to the sophisticated firm with multiple classes of stock, options and complex shareholder agreements.
The company holds itself to extremely high standards of leadership in the valuation industry, and its conclusions of value have withstood IRS, Daubert and other challenges. AVM’s valuation reports meet the professional standards of USPAP, NACVA and NEBB and the regulatory requirements of IRS, ERISA and DOL, while their expert professionals hold the designations of Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA).
American ValueMetrics (AVM) was founded in 2003 as a venture spin-off from Barney & Associates, Inc., a business brokerage, M & A, and valuation firm founded in 1983. In 2003, the brokerage and M & A operations were separated into different firms. Triaz International continued the business brokerage services, and American ValueMetrics assumed the valuation and expert witness services.
AVM’s philosophy is to provide clients with the highest quality services in the valuation and management consulting field through a contemporary business model that minimizes cost. We do this by using the latest technology to save time and overhead and leveraging our data resources across multiple clients while holding ourselves to the highest standards of competency, ethics, integrity, and analysis. We believe our clients should view our service as a great value due to the quality and effectiveness of our work and our responsiveness throughout the process.