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The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of the Transaction Databases (Fourth Edition)

Authors: Alina Niculita
Year: 2020
Month: May

Edited by esteemed BV practitioner Alina Niculita, ASA, CFA, MBA and now in its 4th edition, The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases has become the most trusted source for details on every transaction set available to the valuation profession for use in the market approach.

This comprehensive guide covers the most popular transaction databases and accounts for resources that have come to market including DealsStats, BIZCOMPS, ValuSource, DoneDeals, Tagnifi, S&P Capital IQ, and many more. In addition, the author analyzes rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value and the guide includes more screen shots and details than previous editions.You’ll want to keep a copy of this one close at hand for daily reference!

Highlights of this Guide include:

  • Clear explanations of the differences between the most commonly used transaction databases and platforms – and how to avoid common traps
  • Key concepts in applying valuation multiples, most notably invested capital versus equity (and related pricing multiples) and how each of the databases and platforms handles liabilities
  • Deep dive into expanded platforms such as DealStats from BVR
  • User friendly format allows easy comparison across databases and platforms

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