Frederick Bird is a director in the Seattle office and part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit. He has lived in Japan for over ten years, speaks fluent Japanese and has significant experience working with Japanese clients and with international clients on Japan-related valuation and advisory issues.
Frederick has managed and participated in analyses relating to equity, debt and enterprise valuations, intangible assets, purchase price allocations, impairment analyses, stock option-related share grants and portfolio reviews for tax and financial reporting purposes. His experience includes significant international project work, having performed valuations of assets or businesses in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Finland, Italy, Argentina, Panama, Brazil, Denmark, Venezuela, Mexico, the Netherlands, Belgium and other parts of the world. Frederick’s clients have included some of the largest and most well-known firms in Japan, the United States and Europe, including major banking, securities, telecommunications and industrial corporations.
Frederick’s engagement highlights include the valuation of satellite orbital slots, technologies, U.S. and Global Navy contracts and other intangible assets for a global satellite telecommunications provider; the valuation of a multi-billion dollar private investment portfolio, containing debt, preferred stock and private equity, of a major Japanese bank; the allocation of purchase price across business units and subsidiaries along with the valuations of intangible and financial assets within a multi-billion dollar cross-border financial services acquisition; the valuation of multiple international subsidiaries of a major multinational food and beverage company for integration and tax purposes; the purchase price allocation and allocation of value to reporting units for a $2 billion acquisition of a paper and newsprint producer in Germany by a multinational paper and forest products company; the valuation of intangible assets of a manufacturer of heat exchangers for a purchase price allocation analysis; and the assessment of an airline in the pre-launch stage to determine a value for share grants and tax purposes.
Frederick received his M.B.A. from Cornell University and his B.A. in finance from North Carolina State University. He is also a chartered financial analyst charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.