Market Comparables

Good private company comps are the key to a successful market approach in business valuation.  BVR is renowned as the source for the most reliable, the most accurate and the most data-rich transaction set available.  Our team of financial analysts scrutinize every deal before it is accepted and our data withstands cross-examination on a daily basis.  Any bulletproof valuation will also include public company comps.  BVR has the right tools for your public company peer analysis – tested and proven by valuation experts around the globe, every day.  Think beyond the usual multiples with these BVR solutions.
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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Analyzing Complex Appraisals for Business Professionals

July 2016

This guide to understanding, interpreting, and evaluating residential, commercial, business, and industrial appraisals, gives any business professional straightforward, practical steps to achieve sound financial reasoning in the face of numerous valuation intricacies and problem areas. 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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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 >>

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 >>

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

January 2015

The newly expanded edition of Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, is the go-to resource for anyone who relies on the market approach. Heidi Walker covers the most popular transaction databases including Pratt’s Stats, BIZCOMPS, S&P Capital IQ, and many more, plus she analyzes rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value.  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 >>

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 >>

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses, 4th edition

September 2012

Written by Gary Trugman, Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small-to Medium-Sized Businessessimplifies a technical and complex area of practice with real-world experience and examples. Trugman's informal, easy-to-read style covers all the bases in the various valuation approaches, methods, and techniques.  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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Mergerstat Asia Quarterly Review

Published by FactSet, the Mergerstat Asia Quarterly Review publication keeps the reader up-to-date on M&A news and trends and provides an inside look on active M&A companies and industries by activity and value. Learn more >>

Mergerstat Europe Quarterly Review

Published by FactSet, the Mergerstat Europe Quarterly Review publication keeps the reader up-to-date on M&A news and trends and provides an inside look on active M&A companies and industries by activity and value.  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

Pratt’s Stats is robust online database that boasts the most complete financial details available on 25,760+ acquired private companies, with up to 149 data points that include six valuation multiples and 13 financial ratios. 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 >>
News & Research

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 >>
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