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Examining the Correlation Between IP and Startup Valuations

Based on recent studies, this article discusses the role that intellectual property (IP) assets play in startup valuations and the IP strategy startups that recently went public implemented.

Journal of Business Valuation 2019 Edition

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Journal of Business Valuation 2015 Edition

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What’s a trillion $ between friends

Saudi Aramco floated last week, and anyone intrigued by fair market value had to take note.

The IP in IPO: IP Valuation Lessons from Recent Public Exits

The year 2019 is shaping up to be a record year for IPOs: from iconic brands, such as Levi Strauss, to technology disruptors, such as Lyft and Pinterest, billions of dollars in valuations have been realized through public exits, providing hefty returns to investors and shareholders. When it comes to understanding what triggers the enormous valuations of some of these companies (commonly known as “unicorns”—a private startup with a valuation in excess of $1 billion ...

Damodaran values Lyft ahead of IPO

Check out the spreadsheet Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) used to value Lyft prior to its IPO this past Friday (March 29).

Multiples Used to Estimate Automotive Dealerships Market Value

Practitioners use goodwill multiples for valuing automobile dealerships. In this paper, the valuation accuracy of five goodwill multiples and seven more traditional multiples that can be used for estimating the market value of the equity of car dealerships is assessed during the 2010–2016 period. Our results support that the goodwill multiples provide the smallest estimation errors in valuing the market value of automobile dealerships.

Court Validates Use of IPO Valuation in Fair Value Proceeding

In shareholder suit involving pharmaceutical startup with uncertain prospects, appeals court upholds trial court’s rejection of expert testimony based on “traditional” valuation methods in favor of noncontemporary IPO valuation to determine fair value.

Trial court’s IPO valuation in fair value proceeding holds up on appeal

A recent case shows just how difficult it is to value a startup. Here, there was an extra challenge because the subject was a pharmaceutical venture that required years of funding for the development of two drugs working toward FDA approval. The trial court needed to determine the fair value of the plaintiff’s interest prior to the company’s ultimate success.

Court Validates Use of IPO Valuation in Fair Value Proceeding

In shareholder suit involving pharmaceutical startup with uncertain prospects, appeals court upholds trial court’s rejection of expert testimony based on “traditional” valuation methods in favor of noncontemporary IPO valuation to determine fair value.

Kottayil v. Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

In shareholder suit involving pharmaceutical startup with uncertain prospects, appeals court upholds trial court’s rejection of expert testimony based on “traditional” valuation methods in favor of noncontemporary IPO valuation to determine fair value.

Yet Again, Delaware Looks to DCF in Appraisal Action

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC), the parent of PFPC Holding Corp. (Holding), had planned to take Holding’s subsidiary, PFPC Worldwide Inc. (PFPC), public via an initial public offering (IPO), but the opportunity did not arise.

Andaloro v. PFPC Worldwide, Inc.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC), the parent of PFPC Holding Corp. (Holding), had planned to take Holding's subsidiary, PFPC Worldwide, Inc. (PFPC), public via an initial public offering (IPO), but the opportunity did not arise.

How to use the Valuation Advisors database: A hypothetical example

By Brian K. Pearson * We at Business Valuation Resources are proud to be selected as the distributor for yet another valuable resource to help business appraisers in quantifying marke ...

Valuation of high-tech companies requires modification of standard approaches

The valuation of early stage technology companies ("high-tech") is significantly more challenging than valuing more mature businesses in other industries. These companies are commonly characterized by ...

Emory responds to Dr. Bajaj: miniscule adjustments warranted

In this article, John Emory and his colleagues address Dr. Bajaj's criticism of their pre-IPO discount for lack of marketability studies ( BVU , March 2002, pp. 12-14). The result is no adjustment to ...

Damages Based on Subsequent IPO Price

This breach of contract action arose as a result of defendant's alleged termination of plaintiff's employment relationship.

Expanded analysis from Emory

Expanded Study of the Value of Marketability as Illustrated in Initial Public Offering of Common Stock May 1997 through December 2000 , John D. Emory Sr., ASA, F.R. Dengel III, and John D. Emory Jr.

Pollen v. Aware, Inc.

This action arose as a result of defendant's alleged termination of plaintiff's employment relationship, which defendant claimed resulted in the extinguishments of plaintiff's stock options.

Highlighting the ASA Advanced BV Conference

With over 300 people at the American Society of Appraiser's Advanced BV Conference in Philadelphia in November, there were enough informative presentations to satisfy the attendees' needs. Here are so ...

The bubble will burst

"Valuing a going concern: e-Commerce business," Alfred M. King , M&A Today , April 2000, pp.6-7,9. The article investigates the applicability of traditional valuation methods to the "new and wil ...

Fiduciary and Valuation Issues Arising from Eyler v. Commissioner

n FIDUCIARY AND VALUATION ISSUES ARISING FROM EYLER V. COMMISSIONER , Gould, Susan E., and Gregory K. Brown, Esq. Willamette Management Associates Insights , Spring 1999. This article is av ...

Conduct of the parties now a factor in New Jersey fair value determinations

Two recent New Jersey Supreme Court business valuation decisions seem to have established the principle that the behavior of a party seeking a fair value determination can play a role in determining ...

Restricted stock discounts decline as result of 1-year holding period

This article addresses the changes in the marketplace for restricted securities that have occurred since 1990 and the impact that those changes have had on the overall level of discounts for lack of marketability for these securities.

Markets awash in capital for private equity financing

The Institute for International Research presented a new conference, "Financing Privately-Owned Middle Market Companies," in Atlanta Jan. 25-26. Although the conference was poorly attended, there were ...

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