Walter O’Haire is Managing Director in the firm’s Valuation Advisory group, with an emphasis on business development. He works with private equity firms, merger and acquisition (M&A) lawyers, integration specialists, and other service providers. He has 10 years of experience assisting private equity clients in finding the right valuation services in a variety of matters. Walter has over 20 years of experience in M&A-related financial services.

Walter works closely with private equity firms, Business Development Companies (BDCs), hedge funds, and public companies, with a focus on purchase price allocation (ASC 805), portfolio valuations (ASC 820), and fairness and solvency opinions.

Walter is actively involved with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) as a board member in the San Francisco Chapter. He is also a board member of the ACG Global Board of Directors, the board overseeing the 57 ACG Chapters nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining Stout, Walter was Managing Director of Valuation Research Corporation (VRC). Walter began his career as an attorney working in the M&A group of Perkins Coie in its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. Thereafter, he joined Piper Jaffray as an investment banker and then migrated to assist U.S. Bank’s Corporate Payments division in sourcing and acquiring acquisitions for U.S. Bank. He also served as an industry specialist at Celent, which is now part of Oliver Wyman.