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Potential Changes in Estate Tax Rules: Watch Out!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The proposed changes would allow the IRS to ignore (more…)

What exactly does a non-compete agreement protect?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Virtually every single private√ā¬†company transaction√ā¬†includes a covenant not to compete.√ā¬† Who in their right mind would (more…)

Robo-Valuation: “Buyer” Beware

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

I just lost my first assignment to one of (more…)

Private Equity is not the NYSE

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

When I get a chance to speak to business owners on the topic of valuation and exit planning, I often use (more…)

Rules of Thumb: ROT

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Recently, Valtrend was engaged to value a restaurant.¬† Like any other industry, restaurants allegedly have a rule of thumb.¬† Depending on what you look at, the restaurant thumb (more…)

Buy Sell Agreements: A Misnomer

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I recently reviewed a potential buy-sell “agreement” which had a formula to determine the buy-out price.

It used a (more…)

While not planned for, failing is an option

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Top teams as well as top companies do not remain at the top of their game forever.¬† Some go through (more…)

Business Valuation: In Action

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Some people may be surprised to know that the Washington Post owns Kaplan, the college admissions test preparation company which also has a for-profit education arm.¬† They may be more suprised that the Kaplan unit (more…)

Dividends and Valuation: They Matter

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Investors frequently purchase utility stocks for their dividends.¬† Recently, however, (more…)

What is the value of a trademark?

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Based on a recent court decision in Europe, maybe not as much (more…)