Industry Analysis

Unique value drivers vary wildly across industries – benchmarks that hold true in one vertical may be completely irrelevant in another.  BVR’s industry-level data and research illuminates the unique factors at play across a host of sectors.  

Guides & Books

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2017

April 2017

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales. 
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2017 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital

March 2017

The 2017 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital includes both the ERP data available in the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report, and picks up where the previous SBBI Valuation Edition left off, with new features, tools, and analysis. Learn more >>

2016 International Valuation Handbook: Industry Cost of Capital

November 2016

The 2016 International Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital offers the same type of rigorous industry-level analysis published in the U.S.-centric Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital. It provides industry-level cost of capital estimates (cost of equity, cost of debt, and weighted average cost of capital, or WACC), plus detailed industry-level statistics for sales, market capitalization, capital structure, various levered and unlevered beta estimates (e.g., ordinary-least squares (OLS) beta, sum beta, peer group beta, downside beta, etc.), valuation (trading) multiples, financial and profitability ratios, equity returns, aggregate forward-looking earnings-per-share (EPS) growth rates, and more. Learn more >>

Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide, 2017 Edition

November 2016

The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide, 2017 Edition, co-published by Cannabiz Media and BVR, is an invaluable resource for owners and operators, investors, business appraisers, financial experts, regulators, lobbyists, government officials, and others who want and need to understand the marketplace opportunities and risks of this industry. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, Third Edition

August 2016

BVR's Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, Third Edition is the essential resource for understanding the complexities inherent in physician practice valuation, whether for sale to a hospital, private equity firm, or to another physician. Edited by renowned healthcare valuation thought leader Mark Dietrich, CPA/ABV, with contributions from 21 of the top healthcare valuation experts and attorneys in the profession, this new guide provides healthcare administrators, appraisers, and attorneys with current and comprehensive "how-to" guidance on valuation approaches in this evolving industry. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry (PDF)

August 2016

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry helps you navigate the swirl of issues that surround providing services to cannabis businesses. The authors, experts who know this industry inside and out, walk readers through the unique aspects of a cannabis business’s financial records, key valuation challenges, benchmarking data, and more.
 
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2016 International Valuation Handbook: Guide to Cost of Capital

August 2016

The 2016 International Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital provides data and methodology guidance that will enable the reader to assess risk and develop cost of capital estimates on a global scale, coupled with data exhibits that provide country-level country risk premia (CRPs), Relative Volatility (RV) factors, and equity risk premia (ERPs).  Learn more >>

2016 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital

June 2016

The 2016 Valuation Handbook  Industry Cost of Capital provides valuation professionals with the same type of rigorous industry-level analysis previously published in the green-cover Morningstar/Ibbotson Cost of Capital Yearbook (now discontinued). Using the most recent, up-to-date data is critical. This resource provides current data, updated annually (with data through March). Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Hotel Business Value

June 2016

In "What It's Worth: Hotel Business Value," the authors provide an overview of the opportunities available in the hospitality industry and walk readers through a detailed case study covering valuation considerations from estimating room revenues and expenses to applying a cost approach and asset allocation method.  Learn more >>

The BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, Fourth Edition

May 2016

The new edition of the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, is the premier resource for appraisers, attorneys, and healthcare administrators involved in any healthcare valuation. Edited by renowned valuation thought leader Mark Dietrich, and co-published with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), this comprehensive guide addresses all aspects of healthcare valuation. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Brewery Value

May 2016

BVR's new special report, What It’s Worth: Brewery Value, offers advice from top experts who work with craft breweries and study valuation issues associated with this industry daily. These experts walk you through the very specific factors involved in brewery valuation, from the best valuation approaches to use, considerations for valuing the buildings associated with the brewery, the specialized equipment needed to produce the beers, and the value of the key personnel who operate the brewery. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Winery Value

May 2016

In What It’s Worth: Winery Value, you’ll get advice from top experts who work with wineries and study valuation issues associated with this industry on a daily basis. These experts walk you through the factors involved in winery valuation and examine the top value drivers including real estate, wine clubs, ancillary product sales, and production capacity.  Learn more >>

Franchise Value: Valuation Methods and Benchmarking Data

April 2016

This special report, "Franchise Value: Valuation Methods and Benchmarking Data," tackles the myriad of valuation challenges and presents a vast amount of valuable franchise benchmarking data, broken down by major industry. Successfully navigate your next franchise valuation with important lessons from the courts and tips on how to overcome the most common franchise valuation issues. Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2016

April 2016

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales. 
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2016 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital

March 2016

The 2016 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital includes both the ERP data available in the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report, and picks up where the previous SBBI Valuation Edition left off, with new features, tools, and analysis. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Automobile Dealership Value

March 2016

What It’s Worth:  Auto Dealership Value (formerly Key Trends Driving Auto Dealership Value) provides you with wisdom from numerous experts who work with auto dealerships and study the valuation issues associated with this industry daily.  Learn more >>

Business Valuation Yearbook 2016

February 2016

Keep up with business valuation’s most innovative approaches and techniques, new court decisions, and regulatory and professional standards updates. BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2016. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016

February 2016

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016 is essential for business appraisers and attorneys who want to stay ahead of their peers on the most important legal issues confronting business valuation. With in-depth analysis from BVR’s legal team, the lessons learned in this book help appraisers come to better and more defensible valuation conclusions. Learn more >>

2016 Business Reference Guide

January 2016

Now in its 26th year, the 2016 Business Reference Guide is the essential guide to pricing businesses. With up-to-date rules of thumb and pricing details on nearly 700 types of businesses, this guide is a must-have for transaction brokers, accountants, attorneys, business appraisers, banks, business-lending institutions, professional advisors—anyone involved with privately owned business. Learn more >>

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2016: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry (PDF)

December 2015

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2016: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Intelligence Network's (HIN) 12th annual business forecast, pins down the trends destined to impact the industry in the year to come and proposes tactics C-suite executives can employ to distinguish their operations in a dynamic marketplace. Learn more >>

What It’s Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value (PDF)

December 2015

In this BVR special report, What It's Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value, experts home in on these issues to help business valuators, business brokers, and A/E practice owners understand the nuances to valuing a firm, along with data analysis that reveals the latest benchmarks in A/E firm value. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Accounting Firm Value (PDF)

November 2015

BVR’s new What It’s Worth series starts out with Accounting Firm Value, which offers an in depth look at the value drivers in and the valuation of accounting firms. This report contains vital advice from industry experts for both firm owners and the appraisers who value them. These experts share their vast knowledge and best practices, which will bring readers up-to-date on the pressing issues and key drivers of practice value, along with data analysis that shows the latest benchmarks in accounting firm valuation. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Veterinary Practice Value (PDF)

November 2015

BVR’s new special report, What It’s Worth: Veterinary Practice Value, brings business appraisers, practice owners, and potential buyers up-to-date on the current market trends and key drivers of vet practice value. This report provides important benchmarking data  and valuation rules of thumb, along with expert guidance on professional practice issues such as goodwill, covenants not to compete, and common valuation errors and challenges. Learn more >>

Benchmarking Identifiable Intangibles and Their Useful Lives in Business Combinations, Second Edition

September 2015

Now in its second edition, Benchmarking Identifiable Intangibles and Their Useful Lives in Business Combinations delivers a compilation of reported, vetted and carefully analyzed data, particularly focused on useful lives of intangible assets as reflected in over 6,000 purchase price allocations. Learn more >>

2015 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital

July 2015

The 2015 Valuation Handbook- Industry Cost of Capital includes cost of capital estimates (equity capital, debt capital, and WACC) for over 200 U.S. industries, plus a host of detailed statistics that can be used for benchmarking purposes. It is an excellent way to support and augment the financial analyst's own custom analysis of the industry in which the subject business, business ownership interest, security, or intangible asset resides. Learn more >>

2015 International Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital

June 2015

The 2015 International Valuation Handbook-Guide to Cost of Capital is a must-have publication that includes data through December 2014 and March 2015 and builds on the same rigorous country-level cost of capital analysis previously published in the Morningstar/Ibbotson “international” reports. Learn more >>

2015 International Valuation Handbook: Industry Cost of Capital

June 2015

The Duff & Phelps 2015 International Valuation Handbook—Industry Cost of Capital is the essential reference for valuation professionals, providing country-level cost of equity capital estimates for many regions. Updated annually by the valuation experts at Duff & Phelps, this authoritative guide allows quick access to the data and adjustable capital models required to accurately determine company risk. Learn more >>

Benchmarking Seller's Discretionary Earnings in a Small Business: Based on data from Pratt's Stats (PDF)

June 2015

This special report reveals what small business owners are achieving in seller's discretionary earnings by sector and company size with benchmarking from 21 industry groupings including real estate, personal services, restaurants, construction and more.
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FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2015

April 2015

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

2015 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital

March 2015

The 2015 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital, authored by Duff & Phelps, replaces the discontinuedSBBI Valuation Edition and the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report. The Valuation Handbook includes both the ERP data available in the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report, and picks up where the previous SBBI Valuation Edition left off, with new features, tools, and analysis.  Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015

BVR has you covered with the latest news in the business valuation profession! Get your Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015 now to stay up to date with the most innovative approaches and techniques, leading conferences, new court decisions and changes in regulations and standards in the profession with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders and the BVR editorial team. Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015 is essential for business valuation professionals and attorneys to stay current on the most important legal issues confronting the profession. The Yearbook covers marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Learn more >>

2015 Architecture/Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study

January 2015

The 2015 Architecture and Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study examines data from over 230 distinct stock transactions collected via a confidential online survey. Learn more >>

2014 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital

October 2014

The 2014 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital with data through March 2014, provides the same rigorous industry-level analysis previously published in the green-cover Morningstar/Ibbotson Cost of Capital Yearbook. Learn more >>

Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues (PDF)

September 2014

BVR’s special report,Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues addresses the unique concerns and challenges of valuing a company with real estate. This report, with perspective from both real estate and business appraisers will help steer the profession toward a more sensible consensus.
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Painting Companies: What's Your Business Worth? (PDF)

June 2014

After a long lull, construction and home buying, along with remodeling activity are on the rise. With this improving industry landscape, contractors need to know how to create more value in their painting companies to get the most when they are ready to sell. Painting Companies: What’s Your Business Worth? hones in on the unique characteristics and considerations important to contractors who are looking to increase and maintain value in their businesses. Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2014

May 2014

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

Guide to Value-Based Reimbursement: Profiting from Payment Bundling, PHO Shared Savings, and Pay for Performance (PDF)

September 2013

The Guide to Value-Based Reimbursement: Profiting from Payment Bundling, PHO Shared Savings, and Pay for Performance explores emerging models of episode-based payments, physician-hospital organizations and physician bonus structures. Learn more >>

Guidance from the Experts: Valuing Oil and Gas Entities (PDF)

July 2013

Guidance from the Experts: Valuing Oil and Gas Entities, A BVR Special Report dives into discussion of the unique characteristics and considerations owners and valuation professionals should consider when deriving value estimates for all companies along the oil and gas value chain.  Learn more >>

The 2013-2014 Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook (PDF)

June 2013

The 2013-2014 Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook, 17th edition presents a comprehensive analysis of the $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare marketplace with the most recent statistics and data available. Now expanded to 718 pages and 160 chapters, this is the #1 best-selling publication of its kind available from any source. Learn more >>

Essential Guide to Physician-Hospital Organizations: 7 Key Elements for PHO Success (PDF)

May 2013

The Essential Guide to Physician-Hospital Organizations: 7 Key Elements for PHO Success describes the seven critical areas of PHO development, from defining the PHO mission to creating a data environment conducive to registry use, analytics and active patient management. The 25-page resource describes the changing payor environment and the incentives available to providers, while offering practical considerations for creating a culture of collaboration with the PHO and engaging both providers and employers in this emerging model. Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2013

April 2013

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms (PDF)

January 2013

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms: A BVR Special Report discusses the unique characteristics and considerations important to owners and valuation professionals in deriving value estimates for businesses that contract with the federal government. Learn more >>

BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Compensation and Valuation

December 2012

The Guide offers the first comprehensive body of knowledge for the emerging appraisal discipline of compensation valuation (CV) in the healthcare industry. It includes 42 chapters and five practice aides, presenting a systematic treatment of both the theory and practice of CV. Learn more >>

The Financial Professional's Guide to Healthcare Reform

May 2012

The Financial Professional's Guide to Healthcare Reform provides a historical backdrop on how the healthcare system got to its present state including the Massachusetts Reform and Medicare Advantage along with an explanation of the principal types of health insurance in the United States and how "insurance" actually works.  Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2012

April 2012

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuing Wholesalers

November 2011

Like few other economic sectors, small and medium-sized distribution companies, wholesalers are under extreme margin pressure because of price discovery enabled by the internet. Shrinking margins mean that savvy wholesalers must fight technological fire with technology investments in purchasing, selling, and warehouse operations.  Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices

October 2011

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices details the mature, multi-method process of dental practice valuation and the qualitative factors that go into the appraisal. With exclusive articles by top experts in the profession and actual valuation reports to aid the practitioner in understanding the critical elements, this Guide is an important resource every appraiser should have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>

Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims (PDF)

September 2011

The nature of economic damages in the construction industry is unique mainly due to the numerous events that can impact timing, performance or the sequence of a project. BVR’s Special Report on Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims covers the examination of typical claim types and pricing methodologies as well as the calculation of lost profits and the appropriate methods and procedures used to determine net economic damages. Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2011

April 2011

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2010

April 2010

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Restaurant Valuation

March 2010

In BVR’s Guide to Restaurant Valuation, expert Ed Moran, along with a small army of other franchise and restaurant professionals, walks you through the complicated, yet fascinating, process of determining a restaurant's value - while sharing some of his favorite eating establishments along the way. Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2009

March 2009

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

Business Valuation Internet Research Guide

January 2009

Save hours on your first financial research project...and every project thereafter. Renowned business valuation research expert Jan Davis points readers to the most useful and information-rich web sites and online resources available. The Business Valuation Internet Research Guide helps readers track down industry benchmarks, definitions of valuation terms, regional data, public records and much more. Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2008

April 2008

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales. Learn more >>
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Deal & Market Data

BIZCOMPS

BIZCOMPS, a comprehensive online database, is the most thorough and accurate resource for financial details on “Main Street” private companies. This must-have tool includes 12,120+ deals dating back to 2000 and removes marketplace uncertainty with access to meaningful financial information. Learn more >>

BizMiner Competitive Market Analyzer

Quickly and easily compare your subject company to firms in both the same industry and market area. This product prepares a complete, 12-page custom report that benchmarks your subject company with its peers in both the same industry and zip code, develops industry market growth trend benchmarks, projects future industry sales, and more.  Learn more >>

BizMiner Industry Financial Analysis Series

BizMiner Industry Financial Profiles are the best choice for extensive and cost-effective industry and geographic data. Sourced from an array of the nation’s government and private statistical sources, BizMiner covers 6,500 lines of business in thousands of US market areas. Learn more >>

BizMiner Local Industry Financial Reports

The BizMiner Local Industry Financial Reports offer a full range of BizMiner local financial content. Subscribers get complete local 3-5 year reports available for states and metro areas for up to a dozen sales classes and 5,500 industries in each market area. Learn more >>

BizMiner Suite

BizMiner Suite is the gold standard for industry and geographic data. There’s simply no other analysis out there that consistently reports at BizMiner’s level of detail. With 6,500 lines of business in thousands of U.S. market areas included in their analysis, you'll get the most specific and accurate information and metrics not available from any other source. Learn more >>

Butler Pinkerton Calculator - Total Risk Allocator

The Butler Pinkerton Calculator (BPC) offers empirical data for total cost of equity (TCOE) and company-specific risk premiums (CSRP) – a first for the business valuation profession.  Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat/BVR Control Premium Study

Rely on nearly 19 years of detailed transaction data in the FactSet Mergerstat /BVR Control Premium Study database. This robust online resource provides empirical support for quantifying control premiums, implied minority discounts, and public company valuation multiples.  Learn more >>

First Research Profiles

First Research Industry Profiles, State Profiles, and Canadian Province Profiles provide detailed industry and economic analysis in thousands of segments. In a matter of minutes you can gain key insights into your industry or geographic area. Reports are available on a subscription or single report basis. Learn more >>

PitchBook/BVR Guideline Public Company Comps Tool

The PitchBook/BVR Guideline Public Company Comps Tool is a cost-effective resource designed specifically for business valuation professionals. With this all-inclusive tool you can build a list of comparables with comprehensive financials and links to source documents, income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow.   Learn more >>

Pratt's Stats & Public Stats Combo

Business appraisers, M&A professionals, financial advisors, investment bankers and lawyers have relied on Pratt's & Public Stats Deal Databases, an unbeatable combination, to most accurately value - or to dispute the value of - any subject company.  Learn more >>

Valuation Handbook Risk Premium Toolkit (Includes 2017 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital)

Designed by Roger Grabowski and James Harrington, the Risk Premium Toolkit is a web-based model that offers defensible cost of capital measures, particularly for small target companies. Users can perform a calculation based on risk premium report data or CRSP deciles data. Learn more >>
News & Research

Business Reference Guide Online

The Business Reference Guide Online (BRGO), published by Business Brokerage Press, is the essential guide to pricing businesses. With the online database, subscribers enjoy the BRG data they depend on with the additional benefits of keyword searching, regular updates throughout the year, and more. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update

The Business Valuation Update (BVU), a monthly newsletter with searchable online access, includes new thinking from leading professionals, detailed reports from valuation conferences, analysis of new business valuation approaches, thorough analysis of “landmark” legal cases in key business valuation issues, regulatory and standards updates, and much more. Learn more >>

BVLaw

Attorneys and appraisers alike turn to the exclusive BVLaw collection of 3,700+ cases and case digests concerning business valuation issues including economic damages, lost profits, estate and gift tax, divorce, shareholder repression, partnership dissolution, securities litigation, and more. Learn more >>
Blog Posts

Industry-specific empirical support for passive appreciation

A survey is open for respondents to indicate which industries they would like to see analyzed for economic causal factors and their elasticities in order to better determine passive appreciation in business assets in a divorce context. The resulting analyses will be published. Read more >>