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DealStats Yields Insights on How Crises Impact Exit Values for Small Firms

Recently, BVR provided some assistance to researchers at Colorado State University who were examining the sales of small businesses in the wake of a crisis, such as the pandemic. Their study offers some new insight on how crises impact exit value and the selling process.

EBITDA multiples continue upward trend, per DealStats analysis

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple increased to 4.5x in 1Q2022, up from 3.9x for 4Q2021, according to the latest DealStats Value Index, which summarizes valuation multiples and profit margins for acquired private companies by time period, sector, and size.

A ‘Radical’ Market Data Approach to Startup Valuations

Michael Blake (Brady Ware & Co.) has issued a challenge to appraisers of early-stage companies: add rationality to valuing startups by relying more heavily on market inputs. The income approach is not always effective in prerevenue situations, so Blake turns to guideline public-company and transaction method alternatives.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Hitchner’s primer on three transaction databases

“Read the instructions” to transactional databases is the advice Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) stressed several times in the February 2022 issue of Hardball With Hitchner.

DealStats Hall of Fame members for 2021

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

Colleagues Pay Tribute to Shannon Pratt

A few words of tribute and remembrances about Shannon Pratt, who passed away recently at age 88.

Video available of Shannon Pratt memorial service

A memorial service for Shannon Pratt was held January 6 at Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Portland, Ore.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2022 Edition

January 2022 PDF, Softcover (454 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

A new year means another annual “greatest hits” publication!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2022 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts.  Learn more >>

Takeaways from an interview with Duff & Phelps

The International Valuation Standard Council (IVSC) recently interviewed David Larsen, Srividya Gopal, and James Gavin, managing directors at Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, about their perspectives on current issues facing the valuation profession.

Memories and condolences for Shannon Pratt

Postings have started to appear on the obituary page for Shannon Pratt, who passed away November 26 at age 88.

Celebration of Life planned for Shannon Pratt

In the last issue, we shared the sad news that Shannon Pratt, a giant in the business valuation profession, had passed away.

BV pioneer and legend Shannon Pratt passes away

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Shannon Pratt, who died over this past weekend at age 88.

BV News and Trends November 2021

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

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Newest What It’s Worth guide examines insurance agencies

What makes insurance agencies and brokerages tick? How are changes in the industry impacting firms?

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 ...

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