VBB Advisors adds prominent valuation expert to support operators

Aug. 1, 2022
VBB Advisors has partnered with Shelia Darby, MBA, CVA, MAFF, to provide operators in the vending, OCS, pantry service and micro market industry third-party financial analytics and valuation assistance.

VBB Advisors, a leading business broker in the convenience services industry, has partnered with Shelia Darby, MBA, CVA, MAFF, to provide operators in the vending, OCS, pantry service and micro market industry third-party financial analytics and valuation assistance.

“We have been successfully delivering the highest level of service to our clients – always representing the sell side exclusively, for the past 30 years,” Mike Kelner, owner of VBB Advisors, said in the announcement. “The addition of Sheila Darby to our team reflects our commitment to professionalism and our dedication to sellers who want to be confident about their company’s valuation. 

Darby has 20+ years as an experienced valuation and financial professional. She is a recognized thought leader who has worked on projects ranging from asset to company valuations. Past projects have included work for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small, privately held businesses.

“Receiving a competent and trusted valuation is the critical first step for an operator that is exploring an exit strategy,” Kelner said in the announcement. “That is exactly why we felt it was time to bring in a highly respected professional to perform our business valuations and at the same time, elevate the entire M&A landscape in the convenience services industry.”

“For clients of VBB Advisors, Darby’s valuations deliver the insight and credibility needed to facilitate deal-making and successful resolutions," Kelner added. "As a certified business appraiser, she adheres to the high standards set forth by well-recognized, accredited organizations. For any operator who sells their company with VBB Advisors on their side, Ms. Darby’s valuation is free."

Darby holds an MBA from Rice University, a BBA in finance from Baylor University, and professional certifications from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), including the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) designations. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

For more information, contact Mike Kelner at [email protected] or call at 704-942-4621.

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