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Putting A Price Tag On Intangible Assets

Intangible assets — such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks — are essential to the operations of many companies, but they’re rarely reported on the balance sheet. And even when they’re

Valuing LLC Profits Interest Awards

Limited liability companies (LLCs) sometimes award employees and contractors a unique form of equity-based compensation known as “profits interests.” These interests aren’t actively sold on a public market, so a

Valuators Know How To Evaluate Compensation Levels

Reasonable (or replacement) owners’ compensation can be a hot button during IRS audits, divorces, shareholder disputes, and other litigation matters involving the value of a private business. What’s appropriate depends

Valuing ESOPs

Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) provide tax-saving opportunities for business owners who want to cash out and transfer ownership to employees without immediately giving up control of the business. However,

Valuing Synergies

In mergers and acquisitions (M&As), there are buyers who are willing to pay a premium above the fair market value of the business on a controlling basis. This premium typically