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About Chris Mellen

Chris Mellen

Chris is a managing director with Valuation Research Corporation, leading its Boston office. Prior to joining VRC, he was the president and founder of Delphi Valuation Advisors, Inc., which he ran for 15 years and sold to VRC in 2015. Chris specializes in the valuation of closely held businesses, professional practices, and intangible assets. His experience includes involvement in over 3,000 valuations since 1989 in a wide range of industries for such purposes as tax planning and compliance, ESOPs, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition purchase price allocation, financial reporting, estate planning, buy-sell agreements, marital and shareholder disputes, and appraisal review. He holds six professional valuation and M&A designations (ASA, MCBA, CVA, ICVS, ABAR, and CM&AA) and earned an MBA in Finance. In addition, Chris has published over 40 articles on valuation-related matters, led over 100 seminars, and provided expert testimony in court. Finally, Chris is author of the third edition of the 480 page textbook Valuation for M&A: Building and Measuring Private Company Value, published in 2018 by Wiley.


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