Measuring residual value for the discounted cash flow method

When valuing a business using the discounted cash flow method, residual (or terminal) value is a key component. ...
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Valuing ESOPs

Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) provide tax-saving opportunities for business owners who want to cash out and transfer ...
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Valuing synergies

In mergers and acquisitions (M&As), there are some buyers who are willing to pay a premium above the ...
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3 approaches to valuing a business

Valuing a private business is a complex endeavor. But, when all is said and done, valuation analyses boil ...
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Valuing noncompetes in business combinations

Purchase price allocations are an important part of negotiating a successful M&A transaction. The value of most assets ...
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Taking a red pen to financials for valuation purposes

Financial statements are an important source of data for valuing a business. But they tell only part of ...
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Do valuation discounts apply to compulsory shareholder buyouts?

Valuation discounts for lack of control and marketability are major points of contention when companies or controlling shareholders ...
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Looking beyond the financials for clues to a business’s value

An experienced business valuation professional considers more than just a company’s financial statements when quantifying its value. The ...
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Rx for valuing a distressed business

Over the last two years, market conditions — from cost increases and forced shutdowns to shortages of labor ...
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Valuing a business for divorce

When divorcing spouses own a private business interest, it complicates the settlement process. The value of a business ...
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Close-up on the cost approach

The cost (or asset-based) approach to valuing a business focuses on the balance sheet. This financial statement reports ...
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