Updates to BVMarketData

BVWireIssue #97-2
October 13, 2010

Subscribers will enjoy new improvements at BVMarketData;

  • The BIZCOMPS® database has been updated with 350 new transactions, bringing the database's total transaction count to nearly 12,900 sold businesses. The new additions span the gamut of industries, including manufacturing, retail, wholesale, services and more. The update includes valuable seller's discretionary earnings data and seller's discretionary earnings valuation multiples.

  • The Valuation Advisors' Lack of Marketability Discount Study also received a substantial update when over 350 new transactions were added. This newest update adds companies that have IPOed as recently as August 2010 with pre IPO transactions as recently as July 2010. This update brings the database up to 4,724 transactions. Also, subscribers to the database can visit the Subscriber Services page to find an updated summary data table and a transcript from the Valuation Advisors' teleconference that took place in July 2010.

What's more, the 2011 FMV Companion Guide has been posted to the FMV Restricted Stock Study the Articles page. The updated Guide gives insight into the new data that has been added to the database and discusses FMV Opinion's preferred methodology for calculating discounts for lack of marketability, including illustrative examples.

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