How to avoid trouble when using transaction databases

BVWireIssue #213-1
June 3, 2020

market approach
private company transaction data, market approach, public company data

Understand your data! The backbone of defensible business valuations is empirical data, but there are strengths and weaknesses with all databases, so you must have a full understanding of what you are using. The newly released Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, 4th edition, covers the most popular transaction databases, including DealStats (formerly Pratt’s Stats), BIZCOMPS, S&P Capital IQ, and more—plus new resources that have come to market, such as Tagnifi and MergerShark. This edition has been edited by Alina Niculita (Morones Analytics) and also covers rules of thumb, prior transactions, common errors to avoid, and an analysis of the differences among the databases.

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