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

BVWireIssue #162-5
March 30, 2016

An updated study is now available that includes transactional data on the fair market value of businesses in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms). The Architecture/Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 3rd edition includes data from over 220 distinct stock transactions along with supplemental data from publicly available sources. This is the most comprehensive and reliable study of its kind for this industry.

Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ team of accredited business appraisers with decades of experience valuing privately held A/E firms conducted the research and wrote the study. Among other information, it provides statistical data on 10 separate valuation ratios or multiples representing both minority and controlling interests in privately held firms, as well as minority interests in publicly traded companies and minority interests in employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) sponsoring companies. The study also provides insight into how mergers and acquisitions are being conducted in the industry, as well as 19 different financial benchmarking metrics.

Additional resource. BVR also recently published What It’s Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value, which offers the latest methods and tips to valuing architecture and engineering firms.

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