Expand the following panels for additional search options.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Updated DealStats Companion Guide now available

The DealStats public- and private-transaction database has a newly revised Companion Guide that reflects updated charts, graphs, and exhibits.

BVU News and Trends November 2020

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

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

Time to Take a Fresh Look at the Use of Transaction Databases

This is an adaptation of an article contained in the new fourth edition of The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases.

Key Issues in Valuing Owner Operated Small Businesses

Owner-operated business must be considered in a different framework than many other types of business. Everything from hypothetical transaction (asset sale versus equity interest) to financial objectives (minimize taxable income versus maximize shareholder value) must be considered from a different perspective. Join David Coffman as he discusses rate of return and personal goodwill through this unique lens.

DealStats now lets nonsubscribers search comparables

The DealStats public- and private-transaction database now allows a nonsubscriber to fully utilize the “Quick Search” and “Search” tabs to view limited information on the “Data” tab.

New enhancements made to DealStats transaction database

DealStats (formerly Pratt’s Stats), the state-of-the-art platform for private- and public-company transaction comparables, has made some enhancements.

BVU News and Trends July 2020

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

Put extra scrutiny on market comps, panel advises

The market approach is obviously troublesome now, which makes it even more important to scrutinize your comps, according to a panel that participated in BVR’s second free Town Hall event on the impact of COVID-19 on valuations.

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.

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.

BVU News and Trends December 2019

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

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.

EBITDA multiples by industry: 2Q 2019 analysis on private-company selling prices

Business Valuation Resources recently published EBITDA multiples by industry in our DealStats Value Index (DVI). DVI presents an aggregated summary of valuation multiples and profit margins for over 30,000 sold private companies listed in our DealStats database. This post includes some of the highlights from the 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 2Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

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.

BVU News and Trends March 2019

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

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).

BVU News and Trends February 2019

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

1 - 25 of 46 results