Taylor  West

Partner-in-Charge, Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services, Houston

Advisory & Consulting Services

About Taylor

Taylor West is partner-in-charge in the Firm’s Advisory and Consulting practice, located in the Houston, Texas office. Mr. West specializes in the valuation of corporate debt, equity and derivative securities, partnership interests, and intangible assets of privately held and publicly traded businesses. His valuation projects serve a variety of purposes, including mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, tax reporting, litigation, bankruptcy, portfolio valuation, and corporate planning.

Mr. West serves domestic and global clients in numerous industries, including energy, healthcare, technology, real estate, hospitality, consumer and industrial products, telecommunications, and financial services, among others. He has advised corporate valuation clients on more than $50 billion of M&A transactions in the past decade. His work has been reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service and all of the major accounting firms.

Additionally, Mr. West has been a regular public speaker on the topic of valuation and was appointed to the Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ Client Advisory Board. He was also recognized as one of Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees.

Mr. West began his career as a financial analyst at an energy corporation and then joined the advisory practice at a major global accounting firm in 2000. Since then, he has held leadership positions at global accounting and consulting firms, including being appointed the National Oil and Gas Practice Leader at the world’s largest independent valuation firm.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • National Association of Valuators and Analysts
  • American Society of Appraisers
Subject Matter Expertise

Business Valuation
Intangible Asset Valuation
Complex Securities Valuation
Debt Valuation
Corporate Finance Advisory
Buy-Side and Sell-Side Valuation and Corporate Finance Consulting
Financing Appraisals
Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services

Practice Focus

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Oilfield Equipment & Services
Midstream Oil & Gas
Downstream – Refining & Petrochemicals
Retail
Healthcare
Real Estate
Technology
Consumer & Industrial Products

Education

Masters of Business Administration, Finance
Rollins College

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations
Rollins College