The Guideline Public Company (GPC) Method is one of the more popular valuation methodologies because people often hear about it in the news or in presentations. This method identifies prices for individual shares of publicly traded companies that are subject to the same industry dynamics as the subject company (the company you are trying to […]

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Valuation, establishing the financial worth of a company, is an important step of the acquisition process. People often get excited about valuation and start crunching numbers in order to reach the best deal. However, before you become too focused on the financials, remember that valuation and price are not the same. I have seen many […]

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How often do sellers have unrealistic expectations of their company’s value? What’s the best way for a buyer to approach them early in the process and address their concerns? Todd Nelson, Capstone Valuation Advisor, answers: This is a common issue where sellers hold high value expectations for their businesses. While price is not the only […]

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The question below comes from our webinar “Mastering Valuation for M&A” led by Capstone Valuation Advisor, Todd Nelson, ASA, CVA. Q: “How do we reconcile data available from larger public companies to smaller, private transactions?” This situation is something we run into all the time in the middle market today when using the market approach […]

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What should I consider when valuing a business for acquisition? There are many aspects to consider including business growth, revenues, profitability and sustainability of cash flows to investors, but there is no one way to establish a business’s worth. Business valuation takes preparation, thought and experience.  Let Capstone guide you through the valuation process for […]

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According to Business Valuation Resources, new analysis shows time needed to market and sell a privately held business is 211 days, up from 200 days in previous analysis. Todd Nelson, Capstone Valuation Advisor, weighs in on these observations: “There are many variables that impact the time it takes to complete a private company sale. Those […]

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Capstone is pleased to announce the recent accreditation of Valuation Advisor Todd Nelson. Mr. Nelson has completed American Society of Appraisers’ Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation program, which is one of the industry’s most vigorous and difficult designations to achieve. We congratulates Mr. Nelson on his achievement. As an ASA, Mr. Nelson joins a select […]

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Unlike traditional valuation models which analyze companies based on past performance, there is a difference in the valuation of an acquisition prospect. You are predicting future synergies that will only materialize after the acquisition. How can you predict these synergies? How can you make calculations based on performance that has yet to happen? Join Capstone […]

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Join Capstone Strategic Managing Director John Dearing & Valuation Advisor Todd Nelson as they discuss Advanced Valuation Techniques in a Capstone Webinar on Wednesday, June 29. For many, business valuation is a complex, intimidating topic.  While valuation is simply a process and set of procedures used to determine what a business is worth, it requires […]

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