Business Equity Appraisal Reports, Inc.

Business Valuations

Since 1987
About Us

Valuation of Equities, Securities, Fractional Interests

  • General Businesses – Special experience with Construction, Software, Technology
  • Real Estate Holding Companies
  • Marketable Securities Holding Companies
  • Patents, Trademarks
  • Promissory Notes
  • Clinical Trials

For: Estates, Gifts, Sales, Planning, Litigation 


Working with: CPAs, Attorneys, Brokers, Consultants, Business Owners


Typical client size range: Sales $1 Million to $1 Billion


Credentials: ASA, CPA, MBV

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  • BEAR has been focused on business valuations since 1987.
  • We’ve done well over 10,000 valuations, about half for IRS purposes.
  • CPA FIRMS: Many of our valuations are done as Joint Ventures with CPA Firms.
  • Most of our associated CPA firms have one or more staff with valuation credentials.
  • Typical project turnaround is 2 – 4 weeks to first draft. Can be quicker if necessary.
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  • We have assisted in over 7,000 projections.
  • Financial Proforma Modeling based on PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS
  • Use of Statistical Analysis and proprietary projection algorithms to find and build on relationships existing within:
        • Your Company history
        • Industry and market history, trends, and outlook
        • Economic time series

Hans Schroeder, ASA

Co‐Founder, President
Senior Business Appraiser

As BEAR’s senior business appraiser, Hans Schroeder is the developer of the proprietary system of software and integrated market data used in every BEAR valuation. Hans co‐founded BEAR in 1987, and he is a principal of Business Value Group, LLC, an affiliated company. Hans has been a business valuation analyst for over 30 years. Before starting BEAR, he was involved in systems and software development for many years, and founded several software companies in Boston, Washington, DC, and California. He authored a software system for commercial credit analysis that was used in over 10,000 banking locations and in over half of the 100 largest banks in the world. Hans has written articles published in valuation journals, and has spoken to many professional groups. BEAR has performed over 10,000 valuations in the past 35 years, about half of them for IRS purposes.

Hans’ main areas of interest are: 

  • General business valuation
  • Fractional interests in Asset Holding Companies (esp Real Estate and Marketable Securities)
  • Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks)

Education and Credentials

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: S.B. Civil Engineering (Sloan Scholar), S.M. Sloan School of Management, Quantitative Option
  • American Society of Appraisers: Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Construction Financial Management Association: Member
  • IEEE: Member
  • Risk Management Association (RMA): Member


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Business Equity Appraisal Reports, Inc.
Business Value Group, LLC

527 Flume St.,
Chico, CA