Laura E. Anastasio, ASA, CEIV
Laura E. Anastasio, Director, specializes in complex business and intangible asset valuations with expertise in corporate M&A transactions, financial reporting, and gift and estate planning. Her 15+ years of experience across a wide variety of industries and company sizes is the driving force behind the confidence she instills in her clients. She has studied the evolution of the valuation industry not only by experience, but through continuing education classes and global experiences.
With investment banking and valuation experience rooted in Big Four Accounting, Laura’s intellectual capital and skills yield an ability to see valuation through various lenses: that of investors, management and regulatory reviewers. While every project is different, Laura approaches her work with a can-do attitude, ensuring she provides the concierge service for which PLC is known.
Prior to joining PLC, Laura was a Vice President with Baker Tilly Capital, where she performed business and intangible asset valuations for financial reporting, gift and estate, and corporate planning purposes. She also supported the investment banking practice of Baker Tilly Capital in the preparation of confidential information memoranda, fairness opinions, and analytical support for corporate M&A transactions. Laura began her career in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young, where she prepared fixed asset valuations to assist investors with tax economics related to sale-leaseback transactions and specialized in transportation assets.
Laura is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation, as designated by the American Society of Appraisers, and is Certified in Entity and Intangible Asset Valuation (CEIV). Laura participates in the Appraisal Issues Task Force, a voluntary group of valuation professionals who specialize in the field of valuation for financial reporting and seek to improve the practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Laura resides in West Chester, PA. She has two young daughters, Caitlin and Ryleigh and in her spare time, she volunteers to coach Girls on the Run and Caitlin’s field hockey team.