The Comprehensive Guide To The Use And Application Of The Transaction Databases
Publish Date: 2015-01-05
Author: Heidi P. Walker
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Transactional databases provide analysts and businesses of all kinds with a wealth of information about the prices of privately held companies. When determining the value of a particular company, transactional databases are one place analysts look to derive indications of the price at which buyers and sellers might converge. The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of the Transaction Databases, now in its third edition, is the essential resource for business appraisers, business brokers, bankers, accountants, lawyers, judges and anyone who needs to understand how to most precisely and accurately use the valuable data found in transactional databases. The information in this easy-to-use guide is provided in a consistent manner for each database so that the reader can cross-reference from one database to another to facilitate comparisons among multiple databases, as well as facilitate a consistent application. This newly updated and expanded resource covers the most popular databases from Pratt's Stats to BIZCOMPS to S&P Capital IQ, and much more. Author Heidi Walker also discusses rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value. Highlights of this Guide include: Clear explanations of the differences between the most commonly used transaction databases - 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 handles liabilities Thorough analysis of the most popular and well-regarded transaction databases