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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Valuing a Business

Materials discussing how to value a business include:

  1. PrivCo's Private Company Valuation page, for a quick overview of valuation methods;
  2. Shannon P. Pratt's Valuing a Business and the many other publications by SPV Shanon Pratt Valuation;
  3. Tom West's The 20__ Business Reference Guide - The Essential Guide to Pricing a Business (Business Book Press);
  4. The full line of valuation guides and books by BVR Business Valuation Resources, published in print and online through the BVR Digital Library. BVR also publishes BV Law, a database of valuation-related case law, and many other business valuation resources.

Resources providing data for valuing businesses include:

  1. The Business Valuations by Industry: Detailed Studies of Businesses Actually Sold series (NVST Publications);
  2. Pratt Stat, BVR's private company merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction database (subscription);
  3. BISCOMPS for data on sales of small businesses (subscription);
  4. PrivCo for data on sales of large private companies.

See Also
Auditing Standards
Automobile Valuation Information
Bond Prices
Future Value
Present Value
Stock Prices

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