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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PCE M&A Industry Reports – Q2 2017

As a continuation of PCE’s series of quarterly M&A industry reports, below you’ll find an in-depth analysis of trends in the M&A marketplace that impact your business. These reports provide industry trends, sub-sector performance as well as deliver insight into…

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2017 Federal Policy Conference

When:  September 13 - 15, 2017 Where: Washington, DC PCE is pleased to attend the 2017 Federal Policy Conference & Lobby Day hosted by the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA).  This event gives company executives and employee-owners the opportunity to…

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