21 Jul 2015

O’Toole-Ewald Enters into Strategic Partnership with AN Valuations

Leiden, The Netherlands, July 21, 2015 – AN Valuations, a boutique valuation advisory practice headquartered in Leiden, The Netherlands, focusing on business & intellectual property, announces a strategic partnership with O’Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc. (OTE), a New York-based industry leader in high-end personal property appraisals. This new strategic partnership brings OTE’s services directly to AN Valuations’ high net worth European clients, and expands both firms’ capacities to offer competitive services to clients in the financial sector.

“We’re very excited to enter into this strategic partnership with OTE, allowing both companies to expand their offerings and provide a more balanced service to our worldwide clientele,” said Andrew Pike, managing director at AN Valuations. “When AN Valuations is contacted by high net worth individuals requesting assistance with personal property appraisals, we contact OTE for its expertise and high-quality advice on various categories within personal property, such as antiques, Old Masters and contemporary art. Our background and experience lends itself to valuation advisory in the transatlantic corridor, and this partnership with OTE gives us the local presence we desire in the US.”

AN Valuations assists companies with valuations of businesses, financial instruments, derivatives and intellectual property (such as brand assets and patents) for transaction, fiscal, legal and accounting purposes, particularly in cross-border situations. OTE’s expertise in fine art, furnishings, gems & jewelry, fine wine, coins, stamps, rugs, books, and photography ensures accurate and innovative valuations for clients while adhering to the standards of Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP), the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

“We are delighted to be partnering with AN Valuations,” said OTE President Elin Lake-Ewald. “Our partnership with AN gives clients access to comprehensive services that allow them to better manage their tangible and intangible assets. Connoisseurship, especially in regards to fine and decorative art, is a very important aspect of our business, but we also believe in being innovative in our approaches to valuation. We hope that by expanding our services into Europe we can offer a new level of accuracy and expertise.”

About AN Valuations

AN Valuations, founded in 2012, is a valuation advisory boutique located in the Netherlands servicing companies throughout Europe and North America. We specialize in business & intellectual property valuations for transaction, fiscal, legal and accounting purposes, particularly in cross-border situations. Through our bespoke approach and global network, we customize teams to the needs of our clients. For more information, visit

About O’Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc.

OTE has been a leading authority in both fine and decorative art valuation since its establishment in 1932, and to this day continues to earn the trust of clients internationally. A highly experienced team of specialists handle appraisals of damage/loss, charitable contributions, equitable distribution, insurance, collateral loans and estate taxation; OTE is known for appraisals of artist estates, such as those of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Roy Lichtenstein. OTE also offers clients unique art valuation strategies that include art leasing, blockage and fractional discounting. For more information, visit