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DealStats Hall of Fame members for 2022

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

Private-company EBITDA multiples rebounded in 3Q2022

After dropping to their lowest levels in recent years, EBITDA multiples rose to a median of 3.7x in the third quarter of 2022, up from 2.8x in the second quarter (see graph below), according to the latest issue of the DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Hot Topics at the 2022 VSCPA Forensic and Valuation Conference

It was back to in-person attendance at the 22nd annual Forensic and Valuation Conference hosted by the Virginia State Society of CPAs. Topics included the income approach, effective recruiting, reasonable compensation, guideline transactions, surviving cross-examination, IRS developments, and a “Hardball With Hitchner” session that covered some front-burner issues.

BVR Responds to Hitchner Article on DealStats

This is a response to an article by Jim Hitchner discussing the various transaction databases including BVR’s DealStats. It gives an additional perspective on the private buyer transactions in DealStats.

BV News and Trends October 2022

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

SME transaction values drop to 2.9x for 2Q2022

EBITDA multiples are at 2.9x for the second quarter of 2022, which is down from the 4.5x rate in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest issue of the DealStats Value Index (DVI).

DealStats users spark enhancements to the database

BVR's Market Data Team recently surveyed DealStats users, and their suggestions have prompted some enhancements.

SME transaction values rise to 4.5x for 1Q2022

EBITDA multiples are at 4.5x for the first quarter of 2022, which is up from the 3.9x rate in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the latest issue of the DealStats Value Index (DVI).

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.

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

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.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

‘Eye-opening’ valuations for RIA firms

A review of 2021 M&A activity among registered investment advisors (RIAs) shows that valuations “increased materially, while the median-adjusted EBITDA multiple set a record,” according to the newest edition of “The RIA Deal Room,” an annual study from Advisor Growth Strategies.

Preorders being taken for the 2022 FactSet Mergerstat Review

The 2022 edition of the FactSet Mergerstat Review delivers comprehensive rosters and statistics on mergers and acquisitions between US, UK, and global privately held, listed, and cross-border enterprises.

2022 FactSet Mergerstat Review available for preorder

The 2022 edition of the FactSet Mergerstat Review delivers comprehensive rosters and statistics on mergers and acquisitions between US, UK, and global privately held, listed, and cross-border enterprises.

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.

Newest valuation data for A/E firms

The latest transactional data on the fair market value of businesses in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) is now available in the Architecture/Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 9th edition.

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.

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.

A Current View of the Restricted Stock Studies and Restricted Stock Discounts

Although there is relevant evidence in some restricted stock studies that can be helpful for marketability discount determinations, comparisons with average discount observations from these studies do not provide a meaningful methodology to estimate marketability discounts. We conclude this despite the fact that too many valuation analysts continue to rely on simplistic comparisons with averages of restricted stock discounts from dated studies in their marketability discount determinations.

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.

COVID-19 Just a Speed Bump in Hot M&A Market, Say Speakers at Transaction Advisors Forum

Coverage and key takeaways on valuation from the April 30 M&A Strategy Forum that included sessions conducted by corporate development leaders, in-house M&A counsel, board members, and private equity investors.

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