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3Q20 private-company EBITDA multiples rise, per DealStats

After a drop in 2Q20, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) across all industries increased to 5.1x in the third quarter of 2020, the highest level since 2018, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI) report.

Private-company selling price/EBITDA median is 4.4x, per DealStats

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple across all industry sectors is 4.4x, according to the 4Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Private-company selling price/EBITDA median is 4.4x, per DealStats

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple across all industry sectors is 4.4x, according to the 2Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

BVU News and Trends April 2019

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

Pratt’s Stats/Deal Stats analysis holds up in divorce litigation

A Maryland divorce case illustrates the difficulties an appraiser charged with valuing a small company in the divorce context may face and how he or she may prevail in court.

The Legend of Weighted Average Return on Assets and Benchmarking Purchase Price Allocation Data

The author's research shows that only current assets, non-competes, and customer relationships have any predictability to WACC in limited industries. In general, when intangibles have significance, their coefficients are negative, which reduces WACC and implied risk. This finding supports the claim by Lev and Gu (2008) that intangibles are important assets, which reduce, not increase risk. The concept that intangible always should have a premium above WACC is unfounded, and the premise of ARM 34 that intangibles are ancillary assets is outdated. The author suggests and alternative method to use purchase price allocation data to support the selection of premiums above WACC.

BVU News and Trends March 2019

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

Pratt’s Stats/DealStats Market Analysis Survives Appeal by Owner Spouse

Appellate court finds no error in trial court’s adoption of market-based value determination by husband’s expert; expert acknowledged this was not the preferred method to value the small company, but company’s problematic financials and uncooperative attitude “compelled” use of this approach.

Hultz v. Kuhn

Appellate court finds no error in trial court’s adoption of market-based value determination by husband’s expert; expert acknowledged this was not the preferred method to value the small company, but company’s problematic financials and uncooperative attitude “compelled” use of this approach.

Private-company EBITDA multiples rise in the second half of 2018

After being down sharply in 2Q18, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) across all industries increased to 4.5x and 4.2x in the third and fourth quarters of 2018, respectively, according to the BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Recording available of Hitchner’s 2018 BV highlights

Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) does an annual rundown of the prior year’s new need-to-know BV concepts, data, models, and methods (see our coverage of his latest update).

BVU News and Trends February 2019

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

Hitchner outlines BV highlights of 2018

During his annual update webinar, Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) does a rundown of the new need-to-know BV concepts, data, models, and methods.

BVU News and Trends January 2019

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

Surprising statistic on private firm multiples

A white paper, the “Private Business Valuation Market Update,” examines the median price-to-revenue metric private firm buyers paid for all private firms from 2003 to 2017.

BVU News and Trends November 2018

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

Private-company EBITDA multiples down sharply in 2Q18

In the second quarter of 2018, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) for private companies plummeted to 2.8x, the largest decline reported in recent years, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI).

Users Reveal Insights and Tips on DealStats and the GCTM

A valuation expert and a business broker/appraiser give some insight into the use of the new DealStats database and some comments on a few aspects of the guideline company transaction method.

Biz brokers love the market approach

People who regularly buy and sell businesses rely on the market approach much more than traditional valuation experts when valuing a company.

BVU News and Trends September 2018

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

DealStats: The future of comparable M&A transaction analysis is here

Explore the new DealStats platform that's revolutionizing comparable transaction analysis and providing business appraisers an objective reference point when benchmarking or valuing businesses. Learn about how DealStats offers statistics on private and public M&A transactions including valuation multiples, purchase price allocations, and more.

DealStats Ushers in Next Generation of Transaction Data

BVR has revolutionized Pratt’s Stats, the leading private-company transaction database, with the release of DealStats, which merges Pratt’s Stats and Public Stats transactions into one powerful platform.

BVU News and Trends August 2018

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

New DealStats platform is now live!

BVR has officially launched DealStats, which merges Pratt’s Stats and Public Stats transactions into one powerful platform with state-of-the-art search capabilities, additional data fields, easier saving and report generation, and much more.

New DealStats platform getting final touches

BVR is putting the finishing touches on DealStats, which merges Pratt’s Stats and Public Stats transactions into one powerful platform with state-of-the-art search capabilities, additional data fields, easier saving and report generation, and much more.

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