Well-substantiated valuations by qualified professionals are more critical than ever in an era of more oversight by investors and regulatory bodies. BIA/Kelsey has a history of distinguished service in the valuation of traditional and digital media, entertainment and communications firms in the world.

Over three decades, BIA/Kelsey's financial analysts and experts have valued more than 5,000 entities with an aggregate appraisal value exceeding $100 billion. Companies trust us to help them with sensitive, critical tasks such as securing new investments, properly valuing assets, ASC compliance, establishing stock and option values, impairment testing, complying with tax laws and restructuring existing debt facilities.

Our sound methodologies combined with our knowledgable financial team gives us the ability and flexiblity to value Fortune 500 companies to start-up businesses. Independent and customer-focused, BIA/Kelsey is primed to deliver the best value and the best results for your company. Our services include:

Our Valuation Process

As an independent third party expert, we provide valuations based on the most sophisticated appraisal and financial techniques. In valuing tangible and intangible assets under a going concern or any liquidation scenario, BIA/Kelsey uses the three most widely accepted approaches to value:

  • Cost Approach,
  • Market Approach, or
  • Income Approach

BIA/Kelsey begins every project with a thorough analysis of the assignment before determining the approach that will yield the most effective valuation. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients in order to produce the most credible and defendable value possible. We provide confidence to your directors, shareholders, credit committees and loan review officers, as well as investors and attorneys.

BIA/Kelsey knows the intricacies of your industry - and, we strive to know your business to make our engagement with you successful.

BIA/Kelsey has completed the following types of valuations and appraisals:
  • Valued a leading Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) company for financing purposes.
  • Evaluated a joint operating agreement between two prominent communications firms in a US territory
  • Provided values on a web property operating in a partnership between two local media firms
  • Analyzed the impact of a Superstation carriage on a leading professional athletic association.
  • Evaluated the spectrum value of the EBS licenses of dozens of schools and colleges.
  • Prepared valuation of FCC licenses and testimony for a landmark case in US Tax Court using precedent-setting valuation techniques.
  • Conducted an analysis of FCC "Must Carry" rules for a prominent cable television operator.
  • Performed operational audits for a client with multiple radio stations to assure compliance among properties.
  • Appraised potential acquisitions and prepared evaluation of stock for a leading radio industry player.
  • Income Approach

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Engage BIA/Kelsey today with your business questions, and let’s explore together how we assist you with your valuations and appraisals. Contact us today at (703) 818-2425 or e-mail us at

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