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BV News and Trends March 2024

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

DealStats Hall of Fame members for 2023

Business brokers and other intermediaries generously contribute data to DealStats, making it the leading database of private-company and public-company M&A transactions.

BV News and Trends November 2023

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

BV News and Trends October 2023

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

Private-company EBITDA multiples up in 2Q2023

After a downward slide in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023, the median selling price-to-EBITDA multiple has jumped to 4.0x in the second quarter of 2023 (see the graph below), according to the latest issue of the DealStats Value Index (DVI).

BVR-supported research examines small-firm M&A valuations

Using the DealStats database, M&A advisor Ray Johnson (Exit Experts) conducted a study to examine how various financial factors influence acquisition valuations for small businesses.

Private-company EBITDA multiples down again in 1Q2023

After a rebound in the third quarter of 2022, EBITDA multiples continue to drop.

BV News and Trends June 2023

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

BVU News and Trends April 2023

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

BV News and Trends March 2023

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

New Deal Alert feature in DealStats

In response to user feedback, DealStats has added a Deal Alert feature that allows you to receive notifications when new transactions are added to DealStats, based on your specific saved search parameters.

BIZCOMPS now has over 15,000 transactions

A new infographic shows that BIZCOMPS, the database of sales transactions involving small “Main Street” private companies, now includes over 15,165 deals.

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).

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.

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.

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.

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

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