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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.

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.

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.

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

2020 EBITDA multiples rebound, per DealStats

In 2Q20, EBITDA multiples (median selling price/EBITDA) across all industries dropped to 3.7x as deal activity almost came to a halt, according to BVR’s DealStats Value Index (DVI) report for 1Q 2021.

BVU News and Trends January 2021

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

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.

The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, Fourth Edition

May 2020 Hardcover, PDF

Alina Niculita

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Edited by esteemed BV practitioner Alina Niculita, ASA, CFA, MBA and now in its 4th edition, The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases has become the most trusted source for details on every transaction set available to the valuation profession for use in the market approach. Learn more >>

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends March 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

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

New study gleans DLOMs from the BIZCOMPS database

Imbedded discounts for lack of marketability (DLOMs) have been uncovered in a new study of the BIZCOMPS database of sales of small private companies.

Private firm multiples up, per BIZCOMPS update

The median sale price-to-SDE multiple for all industries reported at its highest level in 2019, at 2.09x, according to the BIZCOMPS Deal Review, a regular publication that analyzes general trends, valuation multiples, and operating ratios for transactions in the BIZCOMPS database.

BVU News and Trends January 2020

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

Two new EV/EBITDA SME transaction studies from Epsilon-Research and UK 200

Epsilon Research has released the Q3 2019 Argos Index, which measures private midmarket company valuations in the euro zone.

BVU News and Trends December 2019

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

Median EBITDA multiple now 4.4x for small and medium enterprises

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 4Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

New DealStats Hall of Fame members

DealStats now lists over 30,000 private-company and 4,000 public-company M&A transactions, thanks to business brokers and other intermediaries who contribute the data.

DealStats adds 35 new fields of data, other enhancements

As of October 16, DealStats, the leading database of transactions in the private and public sectors, will have 35 new fields of data.

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