Robert V. Ling, CPA, CFA, ASA, ABV
Phone: (713) 771-5011

Robert V. Ling, CPA, CFA, ASA, ABV

Senior Managing Director | Houston

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Robert Ling is a senior managing director in HSSK’s Houston office, where he specializes in providing valuation consulting services. Robert has participated in over 1,000 valuation engagements during the past 30 years, spanning a variety of U.S. and international engagements for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, financial and tax reporting, dispute resolution, bankruptcies, recapitalizations and reorganizations. He recently retired after a 12-year career with KPMG, where he served as the partner-in-charge of the Houston valuation practice and as the national leader for valuation services to the energy sector.

Mr. Ling has valued the following securities: Publicly-traded and closely held common stock (on both a controlling and minority level), preferred stock, stock options and warrants, partnership and joint venture interests and debt instruments. He has also provided valuations of inventory, receivables and loan portfolios.

His international experience includes over 100 valuations conducted in Central and Eastern Europe, Mexico, South America, Russia, Asia, Africa, Iceland and the Middle East.

He has deep experience in the energy industry, including valuations of companies or assets in the following sectors: Exploration and production, offshore and onshore drilling, gathering and distribution, onshore and offshore service companies, refining, petrochemicals, biofuels, marine vessels (transportation, construction and supply), retail gasoline, propane distribution and power generation. Mr. Ling has also done extensive work with manufacturers of energy equipment such as: drill pipe, collars, horizontal drilling kits and offshore rigs.

Prior to his consulting career, he served in several accounting (controller) and financial roles (VP Finance, CFO, treasurer) for both private and publicly-traded energy companies.

Mr. Ling has provided expert witness testimony related to a variety of valuation issues, including testimony to the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the fair value of energy assets for financial reporting purposes.

Education
MBA degree in finance, University of North Texas
BBA degree in finance, University of North Texas
Accreditations & Licenses
Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Texas
Chartered Financial Analyst
Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers
Accredited in Business Valuation, AICPA
Professional Affiliations & Activities
CFA Institute
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Texas State Society of CPAs
American Society of Appraisers
Past committee member, International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), extractive industries project
Past President and Vice-President of the American Society of Appraisers, Dallas chapter
Past faculty, Center for Financial Engineering and Development

This is not a CPA firm.