February 8, 2019

How Elements of Control Affect the Valuation of a Business Interest

Control is important to investors.  And they usually will pay less for a business interest that lacks control over key decisions. As a result, the old adage […]
January 17, 2019

Discount for Lack of Marketability Requires Empirical Support

Business Appraisers calculate valuation adjustments by examining detailed evidence. Yet, the discount for lack of marketability remains an often-contested valuation adjustment. Here is an explanation of how appraisers dig […]
December 18, 2018

Reliable Experts Are Independent Experts

A valuation expert witness builds on a solid foundation constructed by a reputable source — or multiple sources — to reach a reliable conclusion. These are the assumptions […]
October 14, 2018

Evaluating a Business Valuation Report

When evaluating a business valuation report, many people focus on the valuation conclusion and the mechanics of calculating it. However, the process that the valuator used to arrive […]