Determine a company's value, what drives it, and how to enhance value during a M&A Valuation for M&A lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in non-publicly traded entities, and helps investors, executives, and their advisors determine the optimum strategy to enhance both market value and strategic value and maximize return on investment. As a starting point in planning for a transaction, it is helpful to compute fair market value, which represents a “floor” value for the seller since it by definition represents a value agreed upon by any hypothetical willing and able buyer and seller. But for M&A, it is more important to compute investment value, which is the value of the target company to a strategic buyer (and which can vary with each prospective buyer).
- Prepare for the sale and acquisition of a firm
- Identify, quantify, and qualify the synergies that increase value to strategic buyers
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About the Author
CHRIS M. MELLEN is a managing director with Valuation Research Corporation who leads its Boston office. Previously, he was president of Delphi Valuation Advisors, Inc., which he founded in 2000 and sold to VRC in 2015. Mellen is the author of numerous articles on valuation-related topics and coauthor of the second edition and author of the third edition of Valuation for M&A. FRANK C. EVANS is the founder of Evans and Associates Valuation Advisory Services. A prolific educator and speaker, he is coauthor of the first and second editions of Valuation for M&A.