Ken Nunes founded Caliber Advisors, Inc. in 1990 and 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, and has developed numerous analytical models for economic issues.
Mr. Nunes performs valuations and provides transaction advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financial statement reporting, transfer pricing agreements, corporate 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 tax (IRS §338 and §482), GAAP (ASC 805, SFAS 141R, IFRS 3 and APB 16) and Federal bankruptcy court requirements. 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 bankruptcy 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 Institute 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. He formed Caliber Advisors in 1990 to specialize in business valuation and transactional services.
Mr. Nunes received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles with high honors in 1985. He graduated first-of-class at University of California, Davis, with a MS in mechanical engineering in 1981. Mr. Nunes has been conferred the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst by the CFA Institute and has numerous business appraisal credentials.