Chairman

The Mentor Group and Mentor Securities, LLC

 

Mr. Blaine, Chairman of both The Mentor Group, Inc. and Mentor Securities, LLC (FINRA registered), is expert in the accounting, tax, and financial aspects of acquisitions, recapitalizations, valuations and appraisal. He has frequently lectured and written on technical valuation issues. Mr. Blaine has counseled many clients on buying, selling, or raising capital. In addition, he has prepared companies for public and private investment, strategic partnership, and joint ventures.

He has initiated and completed many corporate transactions, such as management buyouts, acquisitions and mergers, restructurings, partial spinoffs, joint ventures, bridge financings, private placements, and venture fundings. Investment banking services provided by Mr. Blaine involved business and asset appraisals (including fairness and solvency opinions); structuring the price, terms and levels of participation; finding investment partners, corporate buyers, and debt sources; and, effecting strategies for growth, exit, and minimizing taxes.

Prior to forming The Mentor Group and Mentor Securities, Mr. Blaine was executive vice president of Arthur D. Little Valuation. He also founded and served as chairman of American Valuation Consultants. This national company was sold to Valuation Research in 1978. Subsequent to the sale, Mr. Blaine was president of the combined companies.

Education

MBA, Finance, The University of Michigan
BA, Dartmouth College

Professional Affiliations/Speaking Engagements

American Society of Appraisers, Senior Member (ASA)
California Real Estate Broker
FINRA Member, Broker-Dealer (Series 24, 62, 63 and 65)
Marquis Who’s Who in America
ProVisors (formerly PNG), Founder and Co-Chairman
Speaker at numerous seminars on valuation, appraisal, M&A and capital raising

Author

Coach Daddy
The Book on Business – From A to Z

 

Davis R. Blaine, ASA

The Mentor Group

Phone: (818) 991-4150

 

 

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