Charter Capital Partners in Grand Rapids, which specializes in buy, sell and capital raise transactions, has named Christine Baker managing director of its business valuation practice. Charter Capital Partners has been providing merger and acquisition focused business appraisals for roughly 25 years and launched its business valuation practice to meet the needs of the firm’s growing client base.
John Kerschen, Managing Director, Charter Capital Partners, said Baker brings an enhanced level of expertise and credentials to the practice and is a nationally recognized professional in her field. “We could not be more pleased Christine has joined our team,” Kerschen said. “She is integral to accelerating the success of Charter and our clients.”
“John Kerschen and I have discussed valuation needs of Charter clients for several decades,” Baker said. "As Charter has been enhancing its expertise in house, John began tactfully recruiting me to join the firm." Baker added that Charter has been “increasingly approached to perform business valuation appraisals for clients” for a variety of reasons: estate and tax planning, ownership succession planning, purchase price allocations for acquisition accounting, share-based compensation, partners buying one another out and spouses going through a divorce.
Baker said she is delighted to join the firm and looks forward to leveraging her experience in contributing to Charter Capital Partners' reputation of providing collaborative services. Baker said the “credibility the Charter name brings to a business valuation is unmatched in the region,” and the firm has a “long track record of successfully executing hundreds of deals.” more