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Michael S. Blake

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Michael S. Blake, CFA, ASA, ABAR, BCA is a financial and quantitative strategist with Sapronov Government Affairs, Inc. Mr. Blake’s practice focuses on helping clients obtain and analyze data in order to make informed strategic decisions. Mr. Blake is a professional business and intellectual property appraiser, with international experience in venture capital, investment banking, and economic development. Mr. Blake applies that experience in helping clients assess the potential benefits and quantify and manage the risks associated with material transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, divestitures, investments, and licensing relationships. Mr. Blake recent client outcomes have included determining quantifying the appropriate amount of insurance for a new cyber-liability policy being purchased by a client, helping a private equity client successfully complete their financial statement audit of their purchase of a cell tower network, helping a major U.S. university complete their annual financial statement audit by determining the fair value of broadcast licenses, and helping numerous mobile application startups raise capital by helping them understand their respective market values. Mr. Blake delivered a webinar in 2019 on quantifying the impact cyber risk on business value to fellow appraisal professionals for Business Valuation Resources. Mr. Blake speaks Russian, French and Ukrainian at a professional proficiency level


  • Franklin & Marshall College (B.A. in Economics and French, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Georgetown University (M.B.A.)

Association Memberships:

  • CFA Institute – CFA Charterholder
  • American Society of Appraisers – Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts – Accredited in Business Appraisal Review
  • International Society of Business Analysts – Business Certified Appraiser
  • Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014

Practice Areas:

  • Business appraisals
  • Intellectual property appraisals
  • Strategic advisory
  • Risk management