Valuing a Distressed Business

Valuing a Distressed Business

  Over the last two years, market conditions — from cost increases and forced shutdowns to shortages of labor and supplies — have taken their toll on many businesses. While owners of distressed businesses may hope to turn things around, some will unfortunately...
Common Misconceptions About Business Value

Common Misconceptions About Business Value

When it comes time to sell the company, owners often believe their business is worth far more than it really is. Valuation analysts are often the bearers of bad—but realistic—news in this regard, explaining that value depends on several factors, including the nature...
COVID-19 and Valuation Date

COVID-19 and Valuation Date

A business valuation reflects the business’ value at a specific point in time. While it may be based on assumptions about future cash flows, a valuation is an opinion of value about the company’s circumstances and prospects at a certain date. The pandemic has had a...
COVID-19 Discount for Lack of Marketability

COVID-19 Discount for Lack of Marketability

Forward-looking valuation of small businesses has always been a challenge. Few comparable transactions exist, in-house financial information may be scant, and projections are complicated for owners—even in the best of times. The pandemic magnified these difficulties....
Fraud Expected to Rise During Recovery

Fraud Expected to Rise During Recovery

Fraud negatively affects the value of your business. Potential buyers and investors are attracted to companies with strong anti-fraud programs aimed at both external attacks and employee fraud. Don’t let fraud stand in the way of a healthy post-pandemic recovery....