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What does unlevering the beta for a company buy you? If you open any textbook on corporate finance, you will quickly run across the capital asset pricing model or CAPM. Experts use the CAPM in order to figure out business risk. More formally, the model lets you estimate the important discount rate. And that you… Continue Reading



Are you valuing businesses with operations outside the United States? Then you would do well to consider compliance with the International Valuation Standards or IVS for short. Published and promulgated by the IVS Council, this key valuation standard has been adopted by most market economies world-wide. Standards build public trust As the IVS Council states,… Continue Reading


Guess what keeps business appraisers busy and well paid. The fact that business people confuse the value, price or cost of businesses and business assets. But these are different things. Who says? The market. In fact, the market is where many participants express their opinions each and every day. So as your business appraiser would… Continue Reading






All manner of confusing euphemisms pop up in various contexts. So you shouldn’t be surprised when you hear about pre-revenue companies. Young companies in the early stages of their development sometimes want to get an appraisal. For example, business owners may need to reach out for external funding or address issues such as deferred compensation… Continue Reading



Ever wonder how valuations of small and large businesses differ from each other? To be sure, some things should be obvious. For example, a big bell weather corporation looks a lot different than a mom and pop shop around the corner. Now compare a single owner-operator professional practice to a multinational firm. A tiny private… Continue Reading


With all the dollar printing going on, many business people wonder: what if the US government fails to repay its mounting debt? What effect would this have on the global financial markets?  And, more importantly, how will this affect what my business is worth? Risk free rate of return and discount rate The devil, as… Continue Reading