Enterprise Value


7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It's Worth 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It's Worth 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It's Worth 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It's Worth


Business owner sometimes have lofty expectations on the value of their companies. Here are reasons why these expectations might not be...

Forget About Business Value. What Are My Net Cash Proceeds?! Forget About Business Value. What Are My Net Cash Proceeds?! Forget About Business Value. What Are My Net Cash Proceeds?! Forget About Business Value. What Are My Net Cash Proceeds?!


Understanding the value of your business is important, but even more important is determining the amount of cash that will land in your...

5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value 5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value 5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value 5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value


Different types of insurance for small and medium-sized businesses can not only provide you with the support you need in the event an issue...

What Your Supply Chain Business Is Really Worth What Your Supply Chain Business Is Really Worth What Your Supply Chain Business Is Really Worth What Your Supply Chain Business Is Really Worth


Jock Purtle, owner of digitalexits.com, explains the types of valuations to consider, the average multiple that supply chain businesses are...

How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit


Have you considered the stage of consolidation in your industry and how that might impact your plans for an exit?

Comparing Comparables: The Problem with Transactional Data Comparing Comparables: The Problem with Transactional Data Comparing Comparables: The Problem with Transactional Data Comparing Comparables: The Problem with Transactional Data


George Abraham of Business Evaluation Systems explains the Direct Market Data Method and the issues facing transactional data from the top...

A Calculation of Value Report and an Appraisal...There is a Difference A Calculation of Value Report and an Appraisal...There is a Difference A Calculation of Value Report and an Appraisal...There is a Difference A Calculation of Value Report and an Appraisal...There is a Difference


George Abraham of Business Evaluation Systems explains what a calculation of value report is and how it differs from an appraisal. Knowing...

How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed


Understand the basic financing structures used in the sale and acquisition of a lower mid-market business.

Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling


For companies with low debt on their balance sheets, leveraging back to an optimal capital structure can allow an owner to monetize the...

11 Reasons to Use Earnouts in the Sale of Your Company (Part 2) 11 Reasons to Use Earnouts in the Sale of Your Company (Part 2) 11 Reasons to Use Earnouts in the Sale of Your Company (Part 2) 11 Reasons to Use Earnouts in the Sale of Your Company (Part 2)


Dave Kauppi, M&A advisor with MidMarket Capital, Inc., gives five more reasons out of 11 why earnouts should be considered when selling...

Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur


MidMarket Capital, Inc. explains their "smart equity" model and how it can serve both small entrepreneurial firms looking for an investment...

For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic


Dave Kauppi, president of MidMarket Capital, Inc., describes his recent experience in helping a health care information system company get...

Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company


David Kauppi from MidMarket Capital calculates an adjustment factor for valuations between publicly traded and privately held companies,...

Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders


Evolutionary capital fits somewhere between venture capital and private equity in the second stage of a company’s growth. Although, only...

Spring Clean Your Revenue First, Then Grow It Spring Clean Your Revenue First, Then Grow It Spring Clean Your Revenue First, Then Grow It Spring Clean Your Revenue First, Then Grow It


Not all revenue is created equal. Valuable companies focus on revenue that is high margin and repeatable to maximize their value.

EBIT or EBITDA? Sometimes the DA in EBITDA Really Does Matter EBIT or EBITDA? Sometimes the DA in EBITDA Really Does Matter EBIT or EBITDA? Sometimes the DA in EBITDA Really Does Matter EBIT or EBITDA? Sometimes the DA in EBITDA Really Does Matter


Cashflow metrics, like EBITDA, EBIT and FCF, are often thrown around interchangeably. But there can be big differences in each of these...

How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value


A balance sheet is one of the most common starting places for buyers when attempting to assess the value of your company. Learn which line...

What Would You Like Your Business Value to Be? What Would You Like Your Business Value to Be? What Would You Like Your Business Value to Be? What Would You Like Your Business Value to Be?


There are a number of different applicable valuation concepts depending on the specific situation. Learn which concept is most appropriate...

Acquisition Synergies (An Automotive Aftermarket Case Study) Acquisition Synergies (An Automotive Aftermarket Case Study) Acquisition Synergies (An Automotive Aftermarket Case Study) Acquisition Synergies (An Automotive Aftermarket Case Study)


Consolidation in the entire automotive aftermarket industry will likely continue due to both financial and strategic components. Here's how...