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Archive for October, 2011

If you are valuing a private company, one of the key elements of the appraisal is assessment of the business risk. You can quantify your risk assessment as the discount or capitalization rates. To calculate these rates use any number of the cost of capital models such as the build-up or CAPM. Regardless of the… Continue Reading


If you are thinking of valuing an environmental consulting company, here are some key industry statistics to ponder. The industry sector, classified under the SIC code 8748-9905 and NAICS code 541620, consists of over 10,220 firms; mostly in private ownership. The industry sector as a whole generates about $13.4B in annual revenues. The average environmental… Continue Reading