Valuation or Business Insight Report – What is right for you?

October 21, 2019

At Smythe Advisory, we are fortunate to have six qualified Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) th

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Industry Consolidation – Should You Buy a Business Before You Sell Yours?

April 19, 2018

It’s a common enough scenario – an entrepreneur learns that the buyer of their business has acquired several similar businesses and plans to combine them for a bigger payout down the line. The res

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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.

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Selling a Business – Step 2

December 22, 2016

Once you’ve determined a valuation range for your company, as discussed in last week’s blog, the second step in selling

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Valuation of Software Companies – The Asset-based Approach

October 20, 2016

After exploring the going concern analysis in last week’s blog, our attention this week w

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The three primary stages of a software company

October 6, 2016

With today’s booming trend in the technology industry, we wish to dedicate our blog this week to briefly touching on our observations in the valuation of software companies.

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Flow Through of Financial Models

August 12, 2016

In relation to our discussions regarding financial model projections and forecasts, we dedicate this week’s blog to assessing the quality of the outputs in a financial model.

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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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Working Capital: The Forgotten Price Adjustment

August 6, 2015

When a business owner is negotiating the sale of their business, the sole focus is almost always on the sale price – and for good reason; it is the largest, most important term of the deal. However,

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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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