7 of the Most Successful Deals on Shark Tank

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Performing a business valuation is complicated, to say the least. From varying formulas to varying investor interests, a company’s value is largely dependent on revenue trends, industry and customer concentration, profit margins, EBITDA, personnel, and competitive advantages. But that’s not all that matters. Entrepreneurs must knock their pitch out of the park in order to…

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IPO Watch List for 2022

IPO 2022

With significant rounds of fundraising over the last 10+ years, the market is bracing itself for a massive wave of IPOs. This wave is the result, in part, to the last decade of trillions of venture capital dollars directed to startups. Ernst & Young noted that 2021 gave us the highest yearly deal volume ever,…

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Corporate Fraud Spike is Inevitable

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From financial statement fraud to cybercrimes, and many other types of fraud in between, 2021 and beyond is likely to see a rise in fraud reaching nearly every industry. The pandemic has laid the foundation for fraud to run rampant, creating an environment where fraudulent activity will increase due to a number of major factors:…

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Valuations for Distressed Companies

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While every business valuation is different, struggling businesses do face unique challenges during the evaluation process. There is no one magic formula to decide the value of a company, these numbers are based on both qualitative and quantitative factors, which is further complicated by a failing company. A distressed company is defined by the inability…

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Business Valuations for Public vs Non-Public Companies

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For both public and non-public companies, a business valuation indicates how much that company is worth according to the market, which includes market participants and investors. However, a public company has shares that are traded on the stock exchange and the shares for a private, or non-public company, are not. This is a crucial differentiation…

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Some of the Largest Mergers and Acquisitions Ever

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From August 2019 to August 2020, there were a total of 12,123 merger and acquisition deals negotiated between businesses. Regardless if the agreements are large or small, each financial negotiation comes with its own set of complexities and requires intricate attention to detail. If you’re looking to complete your own merger or acquisition this year,…

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ENSS Hires New Valuation Analyst in Business Valuation Department

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The Business Valuation Department at Ellrich, Neal, Smith & Stohlman, P.A. is thrilled to announce the hiring of a new Valuation Analyst, Matthew Cornell. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering and a Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown University, Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge…

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ENSS Opens New Orlando Office

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Our team is proud to announce ENSS’s expansion into Central Florida with the opening of our new office in Orlando. The expansion will be led by shareholder and long-time team member Keith E. Gardere, CPA/ABV. Our Orlando office will allow us to better serve our clients in that market and reach new customers across the…

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Conclusion of Value vs. Calculation of Value

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The common assumption is that a business valuation is just a business valuation. The reality, however, is that there are two distinctive categories that a valuation comes in: conclusion of value and calculation of value. When a business valuation expert is engaged to provide professional services, they are providing one of the two and, while…

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Understanding Valuations During COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic has given business owners and entrepreneurs a different perspective on how to navigate the “new normal” of business relations. As uncertainty and volatility continue to plague business dealings of all kinds, many wonder where business valuations fall into the mix. Financial markets and the global economy have undoubtedly suffered, so understanding the…

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