New data on A/E valuation and M&A transactions

BVWireIssue #139-2
April 9, 2014

Late last year, on behalf of Rusk O'Brien Gido + Partners, we asked for participants to take a confidential survey designed to gather transactional data on the fair market value of businesses in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms). The goal was to analyze the valuations of stock from actual transactions, including transactions between employee-owners, ESOP transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Now available: The survey collected data from over 200 distinct stock transactions, which, along with supplemental data from publicly available sources, is now available in the A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study.

The study examines the differences in valuation multiples between controlling and minority interest transactions, the difference in value between marketable stock (stock of publicly traded firms) and nonmarketable stock (stock in privately held firms), and the valuation of stock in employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions. Also provided is a statistical analysis of merger and acquisition deals—including how the transactions were structured and the forms of consideration paid. This is the most comprehensive and reliable study on valuation and M&As ever published for this industry.

For more information, click here.

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