Business owners are faced with three universal questions as they run their businesses. These questions are addressed by every business every year, one way or the other, directly or indirectly, consciously or unconsciously. This post addresses these three questions.
Softbank wants to invest $10 billion in Uber, mostly by buying existing stock from shareholders. However, some shareholders resist, apparently thinking the price is too low. And there’s more bad news for Uber in London.
I recently attended the 2017 Extraordinary Banking Awards ceremony hosted by the Emmerich Group. I was honored to be a judge. I also learned several good things from being there and share the ideas in this post.
In today’s post, we discuss Softbank’s proposed investment in Uber.
What are you doing today to be sure you are ready to spend the time after you retire or sell your business, i.e., the rest of your life, in the style you desire with the resources needed to take care of you and your family and any other charitable desires you may have? This post […]
I spoke to the North Texas Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute on September 8, 2017 on the topic of Business Valuation for Exit Planning. I appreciated the opportunity to address the group.
This post discusses how understanding core deposit intangible assets in a bank valuation taught me about customer attrition.
The pricing mechanism is that part of a buy-sell agreement that defines how the price for transactions triggered under it will be determined. There are three basic types of pricing mechanisms: Fixed price buy-sell agreements. The price at which transactions occur is set by agreement of the parties within some buy-sell agreements. The price is set […]
Over the years, I have been called upon to review the work of other appraisers and damages experts. To a certain extent, the requirements for appraisal review come with the territory of being an expert witness. Appraisers for a side in litigation are often asked to review the work of the opposing expert. In the […]
The idea of normalizing Treasury yields when building up equity discount rates has been around for about a decade. I do not believe that “normalizing” Treasury rates when building up discount rates is a procedure that should be used by business appraisers. This post provides the rationale for this position.