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DealStats Hall of Fame members for 2020

Thanks to business brokers and other intermediaries who contribute data, DealStats is the leading database of private-company and public-company M&A transactions.

2021 EBITDA multiples down slightly, per DealStats

Despite the vaccination rollout starting in the first quarter of 2021, EBITDA multiples ticked slightly lower, to 3.8x, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI) report for 2Q 2021.

New Study Analyzes Earnout Data in DealStats

What the BVR DealStats database reveals about the nature of earnouts, keeping in mind the fact that the pandemic has affected some industries far greater than a “normal” recession.

2020 EBITDA multiples rebound, per DealStats

In 2Q20, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) across all industries dropped to 3.7x as deal activity almost came to a halt, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI) report for 1Q 2021.

3Q20 private-company EBITDA multiples rise, per DealStats

After a drop in 2Q20, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) across all industries increased to 5.1x in the third quarter of 2020, the highest level since 2018, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI) report.

Architecture and Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, Seventh Edition

February 2019 PDF

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Now in its seventh year, this study examines data from 261 distinct stock transactions collected via a confidential online survey. All data is analysed and compiled by Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ team of accredited business appraisers. Learn more >>

Private firm multiples up, per BIZCOMPS update

The median sale price-to-SDE multiple for all industries reported at its highest level in 2019, at 2.09x, according to the BIZCOMPS Deal Review, a regular publication that analyzes general trends, valuation multiples, and operating ratios for transactions in the BIZCOMPS database.

Two new EV/EBITDA SME transaction studies from Epsilon-Research and UK 200

Epsilon Research has released the Q3 2019 Argos Index, which measures private midmarket company valuations in the euro zone.

Median EBITDA multiple now 4.4x for small and medium enterprises

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple across all industry sectors is 4.4x, according to the 4Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Private-company selling price/EBITDA median is 4.4x, per DealStats

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple across all industry sectors is 4.4x, according to the 4Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

New DealStats Hall of Fame members

DealStats now lists over 30,000 private-company and 4,000 public-company M&A transactions, thanks to business brokers and other intermediaries who contribute the data.

UK buyers deepen ‘local’ footprint with UK target companies

BVWire—UK had the pleasure of catching up with well-known experts Konstantine Mossios and Sandra Mossios of Business Valuation Benchmarks (BVB) at the ICAEW conference in London on 23 October.

DealStats adds 35 new fields of data, other enhancements

As of October 16, DealStats, the leading database of transactions in the private and public sectors, will have 35 new fields of data.

BVWire—UK survey of multiples sources confirms lack of a perfect small-business valuation comparables resource

Business valuers in the UK often rely primarily on public-company multiples, given the lack of other comparables.

Last chance to participate in BVWire—UK’s survey of business multiples sources

BVWire—UK ‘s spot two-question survey on sources for valuation multiples in your business valuations will close in a few days.

Where do you find EV/EBITDA multiples for your business valuations? Let BVWire—UK know

One source, of course, is the BDO Private Company Price Index (PCPI). Q1 results for the PCPI were just released and are available now from BDO.

Private-company selling price/EBITDA median is 4.4x, per DealStats

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple across all industry sectors is 4.4x, according to the 2Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Architecture and Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, Sixth Edition

February 2019 PDF

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Now in its sixth year, this study examines data from 167 distinct stock transactions collected via a confidential online survey. All data is analysed and compiled by Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ team of accredited business appraisers. Learn more >>

Private-company EBITDA multiples rise in the second half of 2018

After being down sharply in 2Q18, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) across all industries increased to 4.5x and 4.2x in the third and fourth quarters of 2018, respectively, according to the BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Infographic reveals value predictor via DealStats analysis

BVR’s “What’s Your Company Worth?” infographic is as visually captivating as it is informative, concisely summarizing the most statistically significant predictor of value for each major NAICS industry.

EBITDA multiples by industry: New statistics on private-company selling prices

Highlights from an analysis of over 30,000 private-company acquisitions, including EBITDA multiples by industry and other statistics on selling prices and earning measures.

Surprising statistic on private firm multiples

A white paper, the “Private Business Valuation Market Update,” examines the median price-to-revenue metric private firm buyers paid for all private firms from 2003 to 2017.

Private-company EBITDA multiples down sharply in 2Q18

In the second quarter of 2018, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) for private companies plummeted to 2.8x, the largest decline reported in recent years, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Users Reveal Insights and Tips on DealStats and the GCTM

A valuation expert and a business broker/appraiser give some insight into the use of the new DealStats database and some comments on a few aspects of the guideline company transaction method.

Biz brokers love the market approach

People who regularly buy and sell businesses rely on the market approach much more than traditional valuation experts when valuing a company.

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