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Recent News & Blog / Business Valuation

  • No question: Management interviews are a critical part of the business valuation process

    When preparing a business valuation, quantitative data — from tax returns, financial statements, contracts and other sources — is important. But there’s more to a company than numbers. Qualitative factors also contribute to a company’s overall value.

  • How business valuation professionals estimate reasonable compensation

    Reasonable compensation is an issue that comes into play in divorce, shareholder disputes and tax cases. It’s also a common financial statement adjustment that valuators make when valuing a business.

  • Valuing intangible assets

    Intangible assets — such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and customer lists — can have substantial value. But, unless they’re purchased from a third-party, you might not know what they’re currently worth.

  • Chapter 11: How business valuators can help companies reorganize

    Most people equate business bankruptcy with liquidating a company’s assets and using the proceeds to repay creditors. That’s a Chapter 7 filing under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, but closing shop isn’t a foregone conclusion in bankruptcy.

  • Identifying and avoiding business valuation pitfalls

    Do-it-yourself business valuations and the use of unqualified financial experts can increase the odds of making an error, misstatement or erroneous deviation from customary valuation practice.

  • Potential roadblocks to valuing a business in divorce proceedings

    Divorce is never easy. But when the marital estate includes a private business interest, matters can become especially complicated. Here are some challenges that may be encountered when divorce proceedings require a business valuation. Data sharing

  • How the pros use public data to value private businesses

    Business valuation professionals often use public stock market data to value private businesses — even though there are critical differences between closely held and publicly traded companies.

  • Valuing professional practices

    There are many types of professional practices. Examples include medical, architecture, engineering, accounting, advertising, design and law. From a business valuation perspective, it’s important to recognize the common denominators these businesses share.

  • Business valuation pros can wear two hats

    In adversarial situations — such as divorces, contract breaches and shareholder disputes — you might need to hire an outside business valuator to evaluate complex financial matters.

  • 5 valuation terms that every business owner should know

    As a business owner, you’ll likely need to have your company appraised at some point. An appraisal is essential in the event of a business sale, merger or acquisition. It’s also important when creating or updating a buy-sell agreement or doing estate planning.

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