Mr. Keith C.C. Yan is the founder and Managing Director of Grant Sherman. He oversees the management of valuation and consulting services in all aspects. Mr. Yan is a MBA graduate from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (Business Valuation) of the American Society of Appraisers.
Mr. Yan is one of the most experienced appraisers in Hong Kong who has practised valuation and in Asia Pacific region since 1988. Prior to forming Grant Sherman, he served as the Senior Vice President at American Appraisal Hongkong Limited. He has been involved in valuation services for a wide variety of business enterprises for the purposes of sale, merger, allocation of purchase price, accounting and tax, majority and minority stock interests, public listing, and strategic joint-ventures. He has also had significant experience in the valuation of intangible assets including trademarks, patents, know-how, license agreements, quotas, assembled workforce, copyrights, distribution networks, and computer software. He was involved in the valuation of intangible assets or business enterprises for public document purposes for clients from a wide variety of industries including metal fabrication, power generation, publishing fashion retailing, food and beverage, transportation, automobile, Internet, telecommunications, property development, infrastructure, electronics, bio-tech, pharmaceutical, newspaper, entertainment, petro-chemical, software, satellite, construction, oil and gas and hospitality.
He has written numerous articles about valuation in Hong Kong and China and is a regular speaker at conferences on the same topic. He is the chartered president of the ASA Hong Kong China Chapter.
Derek T.Y. Wong, CFA, FRM Director and Head of
Business and Derivative Valuation
Mr. Derek T.Y. Wong joined Grant Sherman in May 2007 as a business valuer in the Business and Derivative Valuation Department. Since joining the company, he has involved in projects in valuation of business enterprises, intellectual properties, intangible assets, financial guarantees, convertible bonds and various kinds of options and warrants. Mr. Wong is an experienced appraiser and served clients from numerous industries, including agriculture, building and construction, electronics, entertainment and gaming, food processing, garment manufacturing, home furnishings, hygiene and sanitary, information technology, mining, pharmaceutical and healthcare, retail chain stores, steel manufacturing, and telecommunication, etc. With his extensive knowledge and coverage, he also advises on corporate and deal structures to facilitate mergers and acquisitions and presented as an expert witness in the High Court of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining the valuation industry, Mr. Wong was the Product Manager of Factoring Department of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, in where he managed the debtors’ portfolio and evaluated creditworthiness of debtors for factoring facilities.
Mr. Wong graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Finance (1st Class Honors) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified FRM.
Lawrence K.W. Chan, MRICS, MHKIS, RPS (GP), MCIREA Director Real Estate Group
Mr Lawrence K. W. Chan, the Director of the Real Estate Group, manages the real estate appraisal and consulting businesses across Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, the PRC and Asian rim.
Mr. Chan has more than fourteen years' solid experience in real estate valuation industry. Prior joining Grant Sherman, Lawrence has worked in various international real estate surveying companies with extensive experience in valuing various types of assets including but not limited to all common property types, leisure properties, infrastructure works such as plants, power stations, airports and land parcels, etc. In addition, he has undertaken valuations for the flotation of several substantial Initial public offerings (IPO), merger and acquisition, financing, arbitration and litigation, feasibility study and financial reporting purposes.
Mr. Chan was also credited with several successfully and well-known IPOs including Weichai Power Co., Ltd., Vinda International Holdings Ltd, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, Kaishi China Holdings Group Co., Limited and Tenfu (Caymen) Holdings Company Limited.
He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Real Estate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a member of the Royal Insitution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), Registered Professional Surveyors (RPS) in the General Practice Section and a member of China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents (CIREA).