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June 14, 2016

In our previous blogs we have looked at some detail information that we would need to develop an indication of the value of a business, such as EBITDA and then adjustments to that number to arrive at the earning power of a business.  I want to step back now and look at...

March 14, 2016

In our last blog we discussed what EBITDA is and why it is an important starting point for determining a business value.  EBITDA has increasingly become the key metric to show the "intrinsic operational performance" of the business, but there are further adjustments th...

December 31, 2015


What do you think my company is worth? How much should I pay for this company?  Those are the questions we get when owners are thinking about selling or a purchaser is contemplating an acquisition.

In many these cases, there is no need to undergo a rigorous and someti...

December 14, 2015


In our last post we covered some highlights of the business valuation process. That overview ended with the introduction of a commonly used metric known as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization—or simply EBITDA.  In this post, we take a closer...

August 10, 2015


What’s my company worth? How much should I pay to acquire this company?  At Kaplan CFO, we get these questions a lot; typically when business owners are thinking about selling a business.


Unless gifting, tax or legal issues are involved, or valuation needs to be certi...

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