Wolfgang Kniest, Dipl.-Kfm., CVA
is managing director and co-founder of the European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA), the European Chapter of GACVA. EACVA is the largest business valuation association in Europe with more than 17 years of experience in training, certifying, and supporting the business valuation profession. EACVA has more than 1.000 members from over 20 countries.
Wolfgang has a cross-sector experience in the analysis and valuation of listed and non-listed, national, and international companies. As an independent consultant and Certified Valuation Analyst Wolfgang Kniest has more than 20 years of consulting in business analysis and valuation. He has many years of teaching experience on business valuation at the University of Applied Science Erfurt and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Wolfgang also teaches and develops seminars and webinars (e.g. Current Update in Valuations, Financial Modelling, Business Valuation Industry Standards, and advanced topics relating to business valuation) and is one of the main instructors at the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) training classes.
Wolfgang is a member of NACVA’s Valuation Credentialing Board (VCB). He is a chief editor of the quarterly published business valuation journals BewertungsPraktiker (in German, since 2005) and European Business Valuation Magazine EBVM (in English, since 2022). He is co-author of the book “Henselmann / Kniest: Business valuation: Practical cases with solution (nearly 200 exercises)”, Publisher: NWB, 5th edition 2015 (in German) and of numerous articles relevant to his areas of expertise.
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