ValuAdder Business Valuation Blog

Business valuation tips, updates and advice. Pick up a few suggestions on how to value a business. Feel free to browse the contents or share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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











Pick up a text book on corporate finance and you will run right into the discounted cash flow valuation method. It is so important that it usually deserves a chapter on its own. Students sweat it, professors hammer in the fundamentals, professionals remember the bruising experience studying the DCF method for years afterwards. So what’s… Continue Reading


If you are valuing businesses internationally, it is wise to consider compliance with the International Valuation Standards or IVS for short. These standards cover valuation of all types of assets world-wide, including businesses, real property, personal business property, market securities and more. In the United States, the USPAP set of standards has long governed how… Continue Reading


You heard the old adage, ‘time and tide wait for no man’. None more apt than in business appraisal. You don’t have to go back a ways to see why. Remember the heady days of the Great Recession? Businesses were trembling in anticipation, markets creaked at the seams, and politicians spouted their usual platitudes and… Continue Reading