Evergreen Advisors, a middle market Investment Bank and Corporate Advisory Firm, with offices in both Columbia, MD and McLean, VA, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Baker-Meekins. As part of the transaction, James Webb, ASA and Shawn Moxley, ASA will become employees of Evergreen and Ross Adams, CFA will serve as a consultant. Based in Lutherville, MD, Baker-Meekins has been providing independent, expert opinions of the value of a business or its securities since 1987.
“We are very excited about the prospects of combining the experience, expertise and client base of the Baker-Meekins team with those of Evergreen. James and Shawn are widely known in the business valuation community for their expertise in complex fair value and ESOP valuations. They will be a tremendous addition to the group“, said Patrick Lowry, Managing Director of Evergreen’s Valuation Practice.
Ross Adams, founder and President of Baker-Meekins commented, “We looked at a number of firms in the Mid-Atlantic that would provide the conflict free platform that we pride ourselves in, combined with the client service and expertise to serve our clients. In addition, the cultural fit between the firms and client relationship approach was an ideal partnership and opportunity to provide all of the clients with increased specialization and service.”
Baker-Meekins has decades of experience producing well-documented, comprehensive valuations for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, business ownership transitions, mergers and/or acquisitions, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), financial reporting, estate and gift tax planning and shareholder disputes.
About Evergreen Advisors
Evergreen Advisors is a middle market investment bank and corporate advisory firm focused on servicing organizations throughout their financial lifecycles to drive successful outcomes. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Evergreen Advisors, LLC was formed in 2001 to provide innovative and strategic solutions to meet our clients’ evolving business needs.
About Baker Meekins
Baker-Meekins was formed in 1987 with the long held belief that independence and the expert valuation opinions of unbiased specialists would be valued by clients and their advisors. Baker-Meekins has been consistently successful in supporting its opinions when under review from third parties such as the IRS, national audit firms or ESOP Trustees. Their work has also been valued by family shareholders due to their fairness and willingness to explain their reasoning and analysis.