BJØRN MIDTLYNG, CFA

Principal

New York, New York

T: 646.759.0874

E: bmidtlyng@altaviewadvisors.com

Education

College of New Jersey, B.S., Finance

Credentials and Licenses

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute

Professional Associations

CFA Society New York

CFA Institute

Speaking Engagements 

Valuing Drugs and Biotech Companies 

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Conference, September 2019

 

Angel Venture Fair’s Snake Pit 2018 – Panelist

NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, December 2018

From Start-up to Exit – Valuing a Tech Venture Through its Life Cycle

Tech Leaders of Delaware Valley, November 2018

 

Early Stage Life Science Valuation

Princeton ASA Chapter, May 2018

 

Early Stage Life Science Valuation

Life Sciences Collaborative, November 2017

 

IRS Court Case Update and Recent Settlements

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, September 2014

 

Basics of Valuation and Recent Audit Experience

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, July 2014

Bjørn Midtlyng, CFA, is a Principal of AltaView and is located in the firm’s New York office. For nearly twenty years he has been involved in complex valuation assignments associated with a wide variety of client engagements. Bjørn specializes in financial modeling and valuation analysis involving privately held and venture-backed enterprises, illiquid and thinly traded financial instruments, and complex securities. Particular industries of focus include financial services, healthcare, and life sciences. 

Bjørn has presented his work to company management, directors, and stockholders, and has prepared comprehensive reports for attorneys, accountants, bank trust representatives, and the IRS. Bjørn has managed and performed valuations for the following purposes:

  • Estate and gift tax planning

  • Tax disputes with the IRS

  • Corporate restructuring

  • Fairness opinions

  • M&A advisory 

  • Buy-sell agreements

  • S-corporation conversions

  • Corporate and shareholder planning 

  • Creation of preferred stock and debt securities

  • Purchase price allocations

  • Impairment testing

  • Fresh start accounting

  • Private equity portfolio valuation

Prior to joining AltaView, Bjørn was a Partner at MPI where he advised high-profile clients on complex valuation issues. In this role, he was also responsible for staff training and development, thought leadership, and assisting with the development of best practices. Bjørn started his career with Goldman Sachs, where he worked closely with the Equity Volatility Trading Desk in facilitating client-related executions for listed options. 

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