Valuation Date Requirements under the Family Law Act – Part One

February 14, 2018

The value of a business is expressed at a point in time. Depending on the nature of the business, its value can change significantly over ti...

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Net Working Capital in a Transaction Context – Part Two

January 30, 2018

Welcome back! In our last post on net working capital (NWC) in a transaction context, we discussed what NWC is and why it matters in a trans...

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Net Working Capital in a Transaction Context – Part One

January 16, 2018

At a recent mergers and acquisitions conference, the audience was polled as to whether they had ever experienced net working capital (NWC) i...

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Return on equity in a nutshell

December 7, 2017

How is a required rate of return determined? What methods are used to determine this rate? If you’re curious, this week’s blog takes a l...

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Monitoring the Value of Tech Company Investments

November 16, 2017

At Smythe Advisory, we are often asked about investing in tech companies and how to best monitor these investments. As a minority inv...

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Not all Valuation Reports are Created Equal

November 6, 2017

Be sure you understand the differences when you retain a Business Valuator At Smythe Advisory, we are often asked to provide quotes for val...

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Selling a Professional Service Practice – Part II

October 25, 2017

In Part I of this series, Selling a Professional Service Practice: A Cautionary Tale, we explored common mistakes business owners make when ...

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Selling a Professional Service Practice – Part 1: A Cautionary Tale

September 28, 2017

Top 5 mistakes people make during a professional service practice divestiture While professional service firms come in many forms, this art...

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The Importance of Lawyers in M&A Transactions

September 19, 2017

We hope that “Dick the Butcher” wasn’t planning to sell his butcher shop when he uttered his immortal line, “The first thing we do, ...

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Exploring the Performance of Family Office Equity Investments

September 6, 2017

As a result of their successful business careers, many of our clients have accumulated a significant amount of capital. Retaining these earn...

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