Daily News: April 14, 2015

CohnReznick Valuation Advisory Services Practice Hires Bautista

John Bautista, ASA, has joined CohnReznick as a principal in CohnReznick Advisory Group’s Valuation Advisory Services Practice.

“The addition of John marks a very exciting milestone for our practice group. His extensive business valuation experience and background in serving numerous industry sectors will enhance our Valuation Advisory Services Practice’s service offerings in regions Firm-wide, providing a significant benefit to our clients,” said Patricia McGarr, MAI, CRE, FRICS, CRA, a CohnReznick principal and national director – Valuation Advisory Services.

With over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, his emphasis has been on valuation of businesses, business interests, securities, and intangible assets for transactions, tax and financial reporting, and other strategic purposes. Bautista has extensive experience in transaction advisory services associated with M&A (e.g., fairness opinions and purchase price allocations), carve-outs and divestitures, private equity, and restructuring transactions. He has serviced a wide array of industries, including industrial products, business services, retail, technology and new media, asset management, hospitality, telecommunication, biotechnology and life sciences, and other service sectors.

“John’s vast business valuation and financial advisory knowledge combined with his roots in the New York area make him a great asset to the Firm,” said Steve Mayer, office managing partner of CohnReznick’s New York office.

Prior to joining CohnReznick, Bautista served as co-head of a firm’s tax and financial reporting valuation practice for the U.S. Northeast region. Bautista holds the professional designation of accredited senior appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers, is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, and is a candidate for the Level III Chartered Financial Analyst designation of the CFA Institute. He also passed the Series 7, 63, and 79 General Securities Representative Examinations administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.