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Private Equity Advisory

Case Studies

Global Biotechnology/Venture Capital and M&A Advisory

  • Financial Evaluation and IP Advisory

Astrina assisted a principal of a multi-national corporation acquire a biotechnology manufacturing concern in the southern United States. Advisory services included market and competitive analysis, technology road mapping, and development of a revised strategic plan. Astrina performed intellectual property assessment of process manufacturing technology in an emerging space.

Medical Device Economic Analysis

  • Litigation Support

Astrina dissected an opposition’s expert economic report in a litigation setting. Astrina then built an alternative economic model applying prudent discount factors for minority interest, illiquidity, technology and venture capital risk. Astrina’s work advanced its client's position toward a favorable out-of-court settlement in a highly publicized lawsuit in which alleged damages exceeded $1 billion. This work was performed with the Analysis Group Inc.

IP Valuation Wireless Telcom

  • Litigation Support

Astrina valued a pioneer patent in the wireless telecommunications industry. This work included an assessment of both the market and technology as covered by the patent’s claims. Astrina’s research was effectively utilized in the context of damages calculations in a multi-million dollar malpractice lawsuit.

Family Partnership

  • Business Valuation

Astrina was retained to value a family-owned agricultural merchant based in the Southeastern United States. This valuation assignment required a detailed understanding of agricultural commodity markets, global balance of trade, agricultural subsidies and monetary policies. By building an understanding of complex international factors into the valuation model, Astrina was able to discern appropriate discounts and achieve an accurate valuation for the closely held enterprise. This work was performed with Wharton Valuation Associates, Inc.

Buy-Sell Agreement

  • Business Valuation

Astrina was retained to appraise the fair market value of a top professional services firm in the executive recruiting industry, when the founder was selling his interests. In deriving a value, Astrina prudently applied discounted cash flow, guideline company, and net book value approaches. This work was performed with Wharton Valuation Associates.

Hedge Fund Advisory/Telcom

  • Business Valuation

Astrina performed an independent economic valuation on a portfolio of over 100 wireless patents under an exceptionally compressed time frame. Astrina studied the patent portfolio’s strength of claims, industry coverage, corporate context, licensing history, and litigation record. Astrina’s accurate appraisal enabled the hedge fund to make a prudent multi-million dollar decision.


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