Increased Capital Creates a Seller’s Market

Bloomberg reports private equity firms currently have more than $950 billion of capital waiting to be invested in the marketplace. The results: Private equity firms are competing for quality investments. EBTIDA multiples have increased significantly. A seller’s market exists for…

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The Valuation Gap

  According to IBISWorld, 98% of business owners do not know the value of their business or have an unrealistic idea of the value of their business.[1]  Business owners who have unrealistic expectations on the value of their business can…

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A New Day, A New Way: Goodwill Impairment Testing

The measurement of goodwill and subsequent tests for impairment under purchase accounting rules is complicated and sometimes a source of controversy between companies and their auditors and advisors. Fortunately, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has come to understand that…

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PEGs & ESOPs: An Unlikely Duo

On their face Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) appear to be a vehicle for employee ownership and not something that invites Private Equity Group (PEG) investment due to differing ownership structures. On the contrary, ESOPs and PEGs can co-exist in…

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