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BV News and Trends October 2021

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

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.

How Did the Pandemic Impact EBITDA Multiples in 2020? Explore a 12-Month Snapshot in the DealStats Value Index

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stranglehold on the U.S. economy for most of 2020 and causing an unprecedented economic impact on small businesses, DealStats Value Index (DVI) captured the 12-month snapshot on how earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) multiples have trended.

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.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

Updated DealStats Companion Guide now available

The DealStats public- and private-transaction database has a newly revised Companion Guide that reflects updated charts, graphs, and exhibits.

Reliable Valuations for Small and Medium Enterprise: M&A Methods Win

If you have been involved in an M&A transaction and seen how different the M&A model is from the buildup method with public data, have you ever wondered why the M&A model isn’t a key valuation approach or wondered how M&A data differ in character from public market data? In this seminar, Jim Lisi explains why the M&A model with private data is the more reliable approach. The difference between deal data for whole companies ...

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.

BVU News and Trends January 2021

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

BVU News and Trends November 2020

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

‘Overstated’ projections sink plaintiff’s fair value determination

Earlier this year, a New York trial court presiding over a buyout dispute featuring an online wholesaler of faucets, sinks, and fixtures rebuffed the departing shareholder’s valuation.

DealStats now lets nonsubscribers search comparables

The DealStats public- and private-transaction database now allows a nonsubscriber to fully utilize the “Quick Search” and “Search” tabs to view limited information on the “Data” tab.

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

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.

BVU News and Trends January 2020

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

BVU News and Trends December 2019

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

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).

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.

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.

EBITDA multiples by industry: 2Q 2019 analysis on private-company selling prices

Business Valuation Resources recently published EBITDA multiples by industry in our DealStats Value Index (DVI). DVI presents an aggregated summary of valuation multiples and profit margins for over 30,000 sold private companies listed in our DealStats database. This post includes some of the highlights from the report.

BVR offers resources to help UK business valuation professionals

Financial analysts in the UK have often struggled to find auditable market and financial data to support their assumptions and conclusions.

M&A world converges July 15-17 at the AM&AA summer confab in Chicago

The 22nd Annual AM&AA Global Summer Conference boasts a solid program and a once-a-year networking opportunity for anyone in the deal-making space!

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