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The Market Approach in Business Valuations

November 19, 2015

Multiples are often used if a business is being valued through a market-based or a

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What are Normalization Adjustments in a Business Valuation?

November 12, 2015

When we are valuing a company and are presented with financial statements, typically we ask the owner questions regarding their business operations. We try to obtain information beyond financial data

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Why Fair Market Value and Price Aren’t Always the Same

November 5, 2015

When we perform a valuation of a business, in essence we are determining the fair market value (“FMV”). Under valuation terms, FMV is defined as: "The highest pric

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Preferred Shares – Their Worth may be Different than their Par Value

October 8, 2015

As a result of tax planning arrangements, we often see preferred shares in privately held companies. These tax planning arrangements may provide a way of distributing the company’s profits to a shar

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What’s your customer list worth?

October 2, 2015

Businesses require in one way or another customers to generate revenue. Some businesses only have a handful of customers (where each customer may contribute a substantial portion of the business’ ea

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Business Valuation – More Than Just a Number

September 11, 2015

When clients engage us to perform a valuation of their business, generally clients are most interested in the dollar value of the business. A valuation report, however, presents much more valuable inf

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What is the Goodwill in Your Company?

August 28, 2015

When a company is sold for an amount above and beyond the value attributable to the company’s net tangible assets and identifiable intangible assets, this premium is what is known as goodwill. A ta

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When to Use a Rule of Thumb to Value Your Business

August 20, 2015

When operating a business in a single industry over a period of time, business owners often develop a gut feeling as to what their business may be worth. This intuition may arise from discussions with

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Eight Common Valuation Mistakes by the “Do-It-Yourselfer”

July 9, 2015

As business valuators, we see valuations prepared by business owners or their non-valuation trained advisors. These often reduce the valuation to a number-crunching exercise and contain similar mistak

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Eight core concepts for valuing a business

July 3, 2015

Valuing a business can be a confusing, complicated process for business owners and their advisors. There can be many different methods and rules-of-thumb for specific situations. Here are a few core c

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