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....
Does Size Still Matter in Valuation?

Does Size Still Matter in Valuation?

For decades, valuation analysts have incorporated a “size premium” when calculating the cost of capital in their valuation engagements. A paper by Rolf Banz first documented the size effect in a 1981. Simply put, the theory asserts smaller companies have greater risks...