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COVID-19 Means Being More Vigilant Online

Overview Cybersecurity awareness tells us that when there are high levels of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that is when we are most susceptible to being attacked or exploited. The bad actors out there, they know this – and they. Read More >>

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Navigating Challenging Times: Protect Your Cash Flow

Social distancing. Remote workforces. Information overload. Making payroll. Running a business isn’t easy under ordinary circumstances, let alone during the unprecedented volatile economic environment driven by the COVID-19 crisis. We need to take care of each other and that. Read More >>

When Assets are Divided: Goodwill in Divorce

One of the most wearisome aspects of divorce is when there is a division of assets. While some marital assets are readily divisible, such as a joint bank account, other assets, such as ownership in a privately held business,. Read More >>

Sell-Side Strategies: Preparing Your Business for Sale

As seen in Crain’s Cleveland ACG Corporate Growth & M&A edition, January 2020 There are a myriad of diligence issues that can adversely impact purchase price and sometimes kill the deal. While there is no absolute on completely avoiding. Read More >>

Business Interruption – 5 Pitfalls that can foul-up your claim

To weather a business interruption, damaged businesses need to be made whole again as quickly as possible. Business interruption (BI) insurance – or business income insurance – is a type of insurance that covers the loss of income because. Read More >>

Due Diligence: Staying ahead of the game

September 11, 2019 Valuation Advisor

You wouldn’t buy a car without having your trusted mechanic look under the hood, right? That same idea should be applied when buying a company without having your trusted financial advisor perform due diligence. Whether you’re buying a car. Read More >>

Valuation Considerations in Buy-Sell Agreements

Every business with more than one owner needs a buy-sell agreement to handle voluntary and involuntary ownership transfers. A well-written buy-sell agreement will cover valuation considerations in addition to legal and tax matters. Buy-sell agreements should be put into. Read More >>

Shareholder Loans – The Real McCoy

As part of the appraisal process, the value of a shareholder loan is considered, which oftentimes leads to these loans being adjusted. Back in college, accounting 101 instructed us on the treatment of loans. Loans owed to the company. Read More >>

Avoiding and Resolving Post-Acquisition Disputes

Sometimes mergers and acquisitions don’t meet the expectations of the buyer and/or seller for a variety of reasons. In some cases, forecasted results contain unrealistic synergies or cost savings. In other cases, misrepresentations are made regarding the Company’s historical. Read More >>

Red Flags for Ponzi Schemes

Have you ever heard the phrase “rob Peter to pay Paul”? This, my friends, is a great metaphor for how a Ponzi scheme works. Essentially, this phrase means to take something away from one person (Peter) to pay another. Read More >>

Understanding Projections and the Discounted Cash Flow Method

An initial step in any business valuation engagement tasks the valuator to identify the valuation approach and methodology. One of the most commonly used valuation methods is the discounted cash flow (“DCF”) method of the income approach. The DCF. Read More >>