Referring to Inc. magazine’s recent article “2010 Business Valuation Guide” Times blogger Barbara Taylor says “it’s no secret that this is a lousy time to try to sell your business…and main street businesses have been hardest hit.” BVR’s Adam Manson told Taylor that “acquisitions are recovering more favorably for companies with revenues over $5 million.” Manson based his comment on statistics he compiled from Pratt’s Stats that didn’t make it into Taylor’s article. The tables below outline the median valuation multiples for private and public buyers from 2005 to the present.
Pratt's Stats® Median Valuation Multiples - All Industries,
Organized by Revenues and Year (private buyers only)
|Pratt's Stats® Median Valuation Multiples - All Industries,
Organized by Revenues and Year (public and private buyers)
BVR continues to offer Inc’s graphic based on 3,666 transactions recorded by BVR from January 2007 to March 2010, as a free download here.