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‘Eye-opening’ valuations for RIA firms

A review of 2021 M&A activity among registered investment advisors (RIAs) shows that valuations “increased materially, while the median-adjusted EBITDA multiple set a record,” according to the newest edition of “The RIA Deal Room,” an annual study from Advisor Growth Strategies.

Three special BVR workshops in May: energy, estate/gift, and intangibles

The month of May will see BVR webcast three special events.

Shining a Spotlight on Nightclub Valuation

Get ready to jump the line with this lesson on valuing bars and nightclubs with Jason Pierce and Lynton Kotzin. The entertainment venue industry is nuanced, and the pandemic changed the approach for these valuations. Hear specific examples of specialized issues, including deconstructing the revenue streams, matching the risk to the business model, properly applying transaction multiples and other benchmarks, and utilizing lessons learned from court cases. Valuation experts, financial analysts, legal counsel, industry practitioners ...

Newest valuation data for A/E firms

The latest transactional data on the fair market value of businesses in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) is now available in the Architecture/Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 9th edition.

BV News and Trends November 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends November 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Newest What It’s Worth guide examines insurance agencies

What makes insurance agencies and brokerages tick? How are changes in the industry impacting firms?

Global BV News: Market risk premium reverts in Germany

Recent analysis on the German market suggests that the perceived risk of equity investing has dropped back to its precrisis levels, according to Alvarez & Marsal, which does a regular analysis of pricing dynamics in Germany.

Global BV News: Multiples in China lower than year-end 2020

As of Aug. 31, 2021, earnings multiples (price to LTM earnings) for Chinese companies were lower overall than those at the end of 2020, with an average of 30.8x compared to 40.3x for year-end 2020, according to “China Transactions Insights—Fall 2021” from Duff & Phelps (a Kroll business).

Evaluating and Applying Control Premiums

In recent years, a greater amount of scrutiny has been placed on valuation analysts’ selection and use of control premiums. As a result, there has been a renewed interest in distinguishing acquisition premiums from control premiums and equity premiums from invested capital premiums. Join Timothy Meinhart for a comprehensive discussion of the proper quantification and application of acquisition premiums and control premiums and also learn about the benefits of using market-based invested capital premiums rather ...

Valuing Enterprise Cash Flows

The integrated theory of business valuation provides a conceptual framework for disciplined analysis of valuation questions. Too often, valuation analysts are tempted to view individual components of a valuation assignment on a piecemeal basis. Adhering to the integrated theory helps valuation analysts develop base valuation conclusions, discounts, and premiums that are rooted in a shared perspective of the subject company and the subject ownership interest. In Part 1 of the series, Chris Mercer and Travis ...

BVU News and Trends December 2020

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

Restaurant Valuation: Serving Your Clients During the Covid-19 Crisis

Few industries have been as harshly impacted by COVID-19 as the restaurant industry. Join Lynton Kotzin for an overview of the state of the restaurant industry and what the future looks like for different restaurant types. Learn the reasonableness test, value drivers, and proper application of the approaches during these volatile times. Be ready to advise and value your restaurant clients.

Take Control of Your Premiums

Join BVR for a first look at the new Control Premium Study platform. In the session we will cover the basics of the control premium study, discuss the enhancements to the platform, and provide a walkthrough of how to best utilize the new platform to retrieve control premiums, minority discounts, and multiples.

Food for thought in BVR’s new guide to valuing restaurants

There is no magic formula for doing valuations for firms impacted by the pandemic—especially in the hard-hit restaurant sector.

Reminder to take the A/E firm valuation survey

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to respond to a survey on the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) for the A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 8th edition, from Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners.

Participants needed for A/E firm valuation study

Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners is collecting transactional data on the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) for its A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 8th edition.

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.

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.

A/E industry flying high

“Fueled by a national economic expansion that appears to have no limits, the A/E [architectural/engineering] industry is undoubtedly finishing this decade exhibiting some of the highest levels of confidence, optimism, and growth that we can recall,” says a report from Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners.

UK buyers deepen ‘local’ footprint with UK target companies

BVWire—UK had the pleasure of catching up with well-known experts Konstantine Mossios and Sandra Mossios of Business Valuation Benchmarks (BVB) at the ICAEW conference in London on 23 October.

Industry Snapshot: Automobile Dealers

An at-a-glance overview and update on current trends, value drivers, and valuation approaches in the complex world of automobile dealerships.

BVU News and Trends May 2019

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

Valuations steady for A/E firms, per new study

Valuations of minority interests in privately held architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms (A/E firms) held steady from 2017 to 2018, according to a new study.

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