Archive 2017-105: Best Practices-Guideline Transactions Method




Archive 2017-105: Best Practices: Business Valuation Methods – The Guideline Company Transactions Method

**Webinar 105 Live Broadcast Date: March 8, 2017 **

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Business Valuation Methods – The Guideline Company Transactions Method with Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Learn the Best Practices of the Business Valuation Methods starting with this session. This is Part 1 of a series on Best Practices.


Best Practices – New case study applying Pratt’s Stats data

  • Initial and subsequent screening
  • Proper analysis of the data
  • Adjustments to the data
  • Proper application of the data
  • Selecting multiples
  • Conclusion and reconciliation
  • Level of reliance

Also covered in this session:

  • Proper and improper reliance on the GCTM
  • Detailed discussion of the four databases and their reliability
  • Linking the database instructions to the use of the data and its credibility
  • Differences among the databases and why certain databases should be used in some circumstances and not others
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each database and the proper application of the data
  • How an attorney can attack your credibility, including violations of standards

Learning Objectives:

Using a detailed case study, the participant will learn:

  • The benefits and pitfalls of utilizing a standalone transactions method to value
  • How attorneys can attack this method and how analysts can defend this method
  • The sources and types of data included in the various transaction databases
  • How to evaluate, interpret, and apply the database information, including strengths and weaknesses
  • How to select the proper level of reliability of this method


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