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BVU News and Trends December 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

EBITDA/sales ratio added to 2020-21 RMA eStatement Studies

Many valuation experts use the annual RMA Statement Studies for industry-specific financial benchmarks.

Home health and hospice sector bouncing back, per Levin study

Deal volume in the home health and hospice sector accelerated in the third quarter of 2020, up 120%, with 22 publicly announced transactions, compared with 10 acquisitions in the second quarter of 2020, according to data from HealthCareMandA.com and Deal Search Online.

Senior healthcare M&A hits new low in 3Q20, per Levin

The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the third quarter of 2020 fell to a new recent low, with 58 deals announced, based on new acquisition data from Irving Levin Associates.

Ups and downs in healthcare M&A, per Levin data

Different sectors in healthcare experienced different levels of mergers and acquisitions activity in the third quarter of 2020, according to new acquisition data from Irving Levin Associates.

Food for thought in BVR’s new guide to valuing restaurants

There is no magic formula for doing valuations for firms impacted by the pandemic—especially in the hard-hit restaurant sector.

Reminder to take the A/E firm valuation survey

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to respond to a survey on the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) for the A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 8th edition, from Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners.

Participants needed for A/E firm valuation study

Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners is collecting transactional data on the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) for its A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 8th edition.

BVU News and Trends April 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Healthcare M&A activity in 4Q19, per Levin reports

Several recent reports from Irving Levin & Associates examined healthcare M&A activity in various sectors for the fourth quarter of 2019 versus the third quarter.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

BV opportunities in the construction industry

Ever since the housing crash, residential and commercial construction has been in a steady state of rebound.

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.

Two new resources from BVR

Valuations in the cannabis industry and BV benchmarks are the subjects of two new resources from BVR.

Using Industry Benchmarks to Establish Secure Negotiating Positions for M&A Purposes

M&A parties are often at odds with the valuation, causing many deals to ultimately fall apart. One solution to this dilemma is to select a multiple based on how the subject company compares to industry benchmarks. The authors include a discussion of a new resource: The Valuation Benchmarking Platform.

A/E industry flying high

“Fueled by a national economic expansion that appears to have no limits, the A/E [architectural/engineering] industry is undoubtedly finishing this decade exhibiting some of the highest levels of confidence, optimism, and growth that we can recall,” says a report from Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners.

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.

Helen Ziegler Benjamin v. Island Management

In a family dispute featuring related closely held companies and claims of breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement, court, based on financial testimony from plaintiffs’ expert, orders inspection of defendant company’s records, including general ledger, fee agreements, and executive compensation.

Financial Expert Testimony Persuades Court to Order Inspection of Company Records

In a family dispute featuring related closely held companies and claims of breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement, court, based on financial testimony from plaintiffs’ expert, orders inspection of defendant company’s records, including general ledger, fee agreements, and executive compensation.

Rules of Thumb Highlight the 2019 Business Reference Guide

By far, the most valuable information in the newest edition of this book is the coverage of pricing rules of thumb. This article discusses caveats when using rules of thumb and also reviews their use in litigation with reference to relevant court cases.

BVU News and Trends October 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

ASC benchmarking study released

The median EBITDA margin for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is 20%, according to the “2019 ASC Benchmarking Survey” from HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

Industry Snapshot: Automobile Dealers

An at-a-glance overview and update on current trends, value drivers, and valuation approaches in the complex world of automobile dealerships.

BVU News and Trends May 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

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