What’s the Value of My Franchise?

The International Franchise Association estimates that there are currently more than 2,000 different brands operating over 700,000 franchised units in the United States. Based on the number of people who own franchises, it may seem like an easy route… Read More
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The Trials and Tribulations of Selling a Business

Whether described as a tsunami of sellers, the coming “Baby Boomer bust” or other names, many private company owners are in sell mode, whether they know it or not. However, many don’t know it, while others are too involved with the… Read More
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Why Cybersecurity is Critical to Your Deal’s Success

Conducting due diligence during the M&A process doesn’t just mean reviewing a target’s financial statements and operations. Not anymore, anyway. These days, in addition to performing financial, legal and operational due diligence, buyers need… Read More
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Ed Pratesi quoted in "Dedicated Succession Planning Can Thwart Bad Apple Advisors"

The genesis of a massive $102 million fraud allegedly committed by a quintet of financial advisors started inconspicuously enough – with the purchase of books of business from retiring investment professionals. But in the changeover, the alleged cr… Read More
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Categories: In the News

Ed Pratesi's Byline Featured on PharmExec.com - "Does the Pfizer Restructuring Make Sense?"

Pfizer recently announced a major restructuring into three business segments. The move followed an unsuccessful attempt by the company to market its OTC, or Consumer Healthcare segment as it will be named under the new regime. The reorganization will… Read More
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Categories: In the News

BUSINESS VALUATION SERVICES GROUP GROWS

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the Business Valuation Services Group.   Bruce Del Conte  Managing Director Bruce has over 35 years of experience providing accounting, tax, strategic business planning and valuation services… Read More
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Categories: In the News

How the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) Impacts Business Value

When valuing a private business interest, experts try to think like prospective investors. If you were buying a private business interest, would taxes affect how much you’d be willing to pay? Of course, investors consider a wide range of tax issues… Read More
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Categories: Valuation

Using Your Failed M&A Deal Constructively

How Past M&A Mistakes can Strengthen New Initiatives Business owners and executives sometimes look back on M&A transactions that seemed promising but failed to go through. Naturally, you want to limit the amount of time you dwell on past fail… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Pre Sale, Sale Process

Perspectives on Business Value for Business Owners

Click to read our latest issue of Perspectives on Business Value for Business Owners.   Read More
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Categories: In the News

A Strategic Undervaluation Can Come Back to Bite You

Reusing discounted financial projections prepared for transfer tax purposes can quickly backfire in a shareholder dispute. A recent opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery, Fox v. CDX Holdings, Inc., shows the importance of allowing valuators to… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Valuation

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