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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 October 2023

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

Private Equity Roll Up of Professional Practices Valuation Considerations

This webinar transcript focuses on private equity roll-up acquisitions of professional practices and the possible effect of these transactions on business valuation.

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.

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.

Probing Questions Valuers Will Face About Their Guideline Transaction Analysis

Here are the questions a trier of fact (or other reviewer) will ask the analyst about his or her guideline transactions method. Includes a worksheet judges use to compare the work of two opposing experts.

A ‘Radical’ Market Data Approach to Startup Valuations

Michael Blake (Brady Ware & Co.) has issued a challenge to appraisers of early-stage companies: add rationality to valuing startups by relying more heavily on market inputs. The income approach is not always effective in prerevenue situations, so Blake turns to guideline public-company and transaction method alternatives.

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.

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.

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