Private-company EBITDA multiples rebounded in 3Q2022

BVWireIssue #244-1
January 11, 2023

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After dropping to their lowest levels in recent years, EBITDA multiples rose to a median of 3.7x in the third quarter of 2022, up from 2.8x in the second quarter (see graph below), according to the latest issue of the DealStats Value Index (DVI). In the period analyzed, EBITDA multiples across all industries were highest in the third quarter of 2018, at 5.0x, but then decreased until they bottomed out in the first half of 2022.

DVI Graph

The 30-page DealStats Value Index is a quarterly publication exclusively for DealStats subscribers. It provides trend information on valuation multiples and profit margins for transactions in DealStats, including multiples and margins by industry sector, interquartile range by sector and year, multiples and margins for private vs. public, and much more. If you are a subscriber to DealStats, you can download the current issue to see all the latest transaction trends if you click here.

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