ValuAdder Business Valuation Blog

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Even the most experienced business appraisers are often confused: do the discount or cap rates apply to valuing minority or controlling business ownership interests? One share of company stock – a classical minority ownership interest The question is worth considering: values of controlling shares of business ownership can be a lot higher than the typical… Continue Reading


Valuing a civil engineering firm in the heavy construction industry? Some sector statistics to consider: There are over 32,600 establishments in this highly competitive industry in the USA alone. Together these companies generate about $256.3 billion in annual revenues. The average civil engineering firm makes some $7.8 million in sales per year employing about 30… Continue Reading


If you are valuing a business, assessing the company’s earning capacity and risk should sound familiar. Risk estimation gives you the all-important discount rate to plug into your business valuation, especially with the discounted cash flow method. Business appraisers use a number of ways to calculate the discount rates. The best known of these are… Continue Reading


If cash is king in business, then an accurate picture of business earnings is king in business valuation. That’s because business value is all about the company’s earning power and risk. It goes without saying then, that a business with a history of superior earnings is more valuable than its less profitable industry peers. Investors… Continue Reading


If you are planning on valuing a business in an international setting, consider complying with the International Valuation Standards (IVS). Just about in any jurisdiction where business assets are valued, standard compliance is key and the IVS rules the roost. One of the key requirements under the IVS is a properly conducted fact finding investigation.… Continue Reading