BVA’s Partners have a wealth of experience helping technology companies throughout the world evaluate complex valuation issues, develop novel approaches to their financial challenges and implement winning solutions. Our clients include some of the world’s top software companies, computer and communications equipment manufacturers and semiconductor companies – as well as leaders in microelectronics, peripheral equipment manufacturing and internet technologies and services. Our professionals understand the unique challenges that technology companies face throughout their life cycle and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals.

Key technology industry sectors served include the following.

Software
The software industry is one of the most innovative and dynamic sectors of the U.S. economy, and has been since its inception shortly after the development of the first mainframe computers in the early 1960’s.  Over the past 25 years, our Partners have served some of the largest and most dynamic software companies in the world on a wide variety of projects in support of their financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, and strategic planning activities. We have extensive expertise valuing software companies and their unique assets and technologies, including a wide variety of enterprise and business application software, network security software, network monitoring technologies, identity/access management, social media technologies and service, computer gaming and related delivery and monetization technologies, and various software technologies delivered in a software-as-a-service model.

Semiconductors
Since its formation in the early 1960’s, the semiconductor industry and semiconductors have been the foundation of modern electronics, including radios, computers, telecommunications devices and many other electronic devices that have become commonplace in our society. A $300 billion business globally, the semiconductor industry is comprised of a diverse group of companies engaged in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices, as well as the equipment and technologies that support their development and production. The industry is incredibly dynamic, with rapid technological change the norm and continuous innovation the key to success. Over the past two decades, our Partners have served many of the most prominent semiconductor companies in the world on a wide variety of projects for financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, and strategic planning purposes. We have a wealth of experience valuing both fab and fabless semiconductor companies and their assets and technologies.

Computers and Peripherals
A truly global industry in terms of design, manufacture and end user, the computer and peripheral hardware sector, while dominated by a few large players, remains intensely competitive.  For many years, innovation in computer hardware was driven primarily by the ever changing semiconductor processor and graphics technologies that drove those devices.  Faster microprocessor and graphics chips that offered improved performance as well as reduced power consumption and lower cost were the primary goals.  However, the rapidly changing computing needs of both enterprises and consumers, as well as the evolution in the ability of the network to deliver data and content, is driving innovation in the fundamental design and function of many of the devices themselves.  The emergence of netbooks, the re-emergence of tablet computers, and the explosion of mobile computing and communications devices are but a few of the trends currently shaping the industry.  Our Partners have served a number of the largest computer companies in the world on a number of projects for financial reporting and tax planning and compliance purposes.  We have extensive expertise valuing computer hardware and a variety of storage devices and technologies, as well as the companies that sell them.

Networking and Communications
During the past 20 years, the explosion of the Internet, and broadband communications in general, has driven massive investment in the communications infrastructure in the U.S. and throughout the world.  As both voice and data traffic have grown exponentially and consumer demands have changed, so too have the networks and technologies required to meet those needs.  From the core of the network to the changing nature of remote access to the explosion of wireless communication devices and the resulting network security challenges they present, the network is evolving rapidly and will continue to do so in the years ahead.  For over two decades, our Partners have served many of the leading networking companies in the U.S. and beyond with valuations for financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, and strategic planning purposes.  We have deep experience valuing a wide variety of communications equipment companies and their assets and technologies.