Ed Pratesi featured on Fox 61's 'The Stan Simpson Show'

UHY’s Ed Pratesi recently sat down with Fox 61’s Stan Simpson to discuss Tips on How to Increase the Value of Your Business. Click here to view ‘The Stan Simpson Show’ episode   Read More
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Categories: In the News

Find out how Ed Pratesi has made a career out of valuing businesses

In a recent article published in the Hartford Business Journal find out how Ed Pratesi has made a career out of valuing businesses. Click to read the article. Read More
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Categories: In the News

DEAL PRICE DOESN’T ALWAYS REPRESENT FAIR VALUE

Many states have enacted laws that grant dissenting minority shareholders the right to receive “fair value” for their shares. Appraisal rights provisions protect investors — who may not be “willing” sellers — from being shortchanged in mi… Read More
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Categories: Blog

Beyond Beta

Assessing Industry Risk is a Critical Part of the Valuation Process Valuation professionals typically factor industry risk into the cost of capital, using a “beta” or other industry-specific risk premium. But industry risk isn’t something you f… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Hunting for Misplaced “Goods”: Fraud Experts Can Help Recover Lost Items

One of the most difficult administrative tasks for retailers, manufacturers and contractors is keeping tabs on inventory. New items are purchased from suppliers, items are sold to customers, obsolete and damaged items are written off, and markdowns p… Read More
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Categories: Maximize Value

Selling Your Business? Think Retirement & Estate Planning

Derek was ready to sell his midsize manufacturing business and begin retirement. He’d spent several years preparing for sale — reducing debt, selling off old equipment and ensuring the company’s senior managers could run the business successful… Read More
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Categories: Pre Sale, Sale Process

Combining Liquidity and Efficiency Metrics

Cash Conversion Cycle can be a Useful Management Tool How long does it take your company to convert raw materials to cash collected from customers? The cash conversion cycle is one of the financial metrics that answers this critical question. Here’… Read More
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Categories: Maximize Value

Delaware Court Narrows Valuation Gap

Owen v. Cannon Appraisal issues took center stage in a dissenting shareholder case. In addition to addressing the concept of “tax affecting,” the Delaware Chancery Court also dealt with several other issues that resulted in a valuation discrepanc… Read More
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Categories: Valuation

BIG Time: Applying a Discount for the Tax Liability Related to Built-In Gains

Calculating the Discount for Imbedded Capital Gains on C Corporations In recent years, courts have increasingly allowed experts to apply a discount for the tax liability related to built-in gains (BIGs) when determining a C corporation’s value for… Read More
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Marketability: Questions to gauge it — or lack thereof

The discount for lack of marketability (DLOM) is often a contentious issue. Why? First, the DLOM can have a significant impact on the value of a business interest, reducing it by, say, 15%, 30% or more. Moreover, quantifying the appropriate discount… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Sale Process, Valuation

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