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ValuationResources.Com™ is a free online guide to business valuation resources, industry information, economic data, and more. Designed as a comprehensive reference guide for business appraisers, the site's audience encompasses a broad mix of business owners, professionals, educators, students, and other parties interested in business valuation and industry information.

A special feature of this site is the Industry Information Resources section which provides resource guides for over 400 industries. Individual guides for each of these industries provide sources for industry information, research, and analysis including industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

Select from the following page sections or scroll below to see a complete listing of available guides:

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BV Books and Publications

The following guides provide information on books and publications which focus on business valuation and related topics such as valuing intangible assets, determining lost profits and damages, and providing litigation support and expert witness services. Items are organized by subject matter, with texts covering a broad spectrum of valuation topics included under the "General Valuation Publications" subject heading.

General Valuation Publications Fair Value In Shareholder Actions
Professional Practices Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreements
Estate and Gift Taxes Valuation Discounts and Premiums
Limited Partnership Interests Litigation Support & Expert Witness Services
Divorce and Marital Dissolution Lost Profits and Damages
Employee Stock Ownership Plans BV Standards and Definitions
Mergers and Acquisitions Sample Appraisal Reports
Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property BV Software Applications
Real Property Business Interests BV Journals and Newsletters
Financial Reporting & Impairment Analysis BV Articles, Papers, and Presentations

Industry Resources

The following guides provide sources for industry analysis, statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial information and financial ratios, and compensation and salary surveys for a wide range of industries, with information provided for each entry including the name of the publisher or organization, a brief description of the information available and its primary features, and any information that is available free online.
Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Financial Information and Financial Ratios
Compensation and Salary Surveys
For guides specific to a particular industry, see Industry Information Resources which lists individual guides for over 400 industries by category and SIC code, with categories covered including agriculture, fishing, and forestry; mining and construction; manufacturing; transportation and warehousing; communications and utilities; wholesale distribution; retail; finance and insurance; real estate; and personal and business services.

Economic Data

This section includes guides to economic analysis and forecasts and related financial and economic data; cost of living, consumer price index (CPI), and inflation data; bond yields and interest rates; cost of equity capital and related information such as equity risk premiums and size premiums; and royalty rates and licensing fees for intangible assets and intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
Economic Forecasts Cost of Equity Capital
Cost of Living, CPI, and Inflation Royalty Rates and License Fees
Bond Yields and Interest Rates  

Public Company Market Data

Public Company Market Data is a guide to online services which provide public company information, with topics covered  including finding publicly-traded companies by SIC code, NAICS code, or market sector; company profiles and financial information; current and historical stock price quotes; analyst earnings growth forecasts; investment research reports; and closed-end fund and real estate investment trust information.

M&A Transaction Data

M&A Transaction Data is a guide to publications, software, and online services which provide mergers and acquisitions transaction data for a wide range of industries, with the latter allowing users to search by SIC code, NAICS code, business description, and other selected criteria for comparable M&A transactions.

BV Multiples

BV Multiples is a guide to publications, software, and online services which provide valuation multiples derived from public and private company sales transactions for a wide range of industries, with the latter searchable by SIC code, NAICS code, business description, and other selected criteria for comparable sale transactions.

BV Legal and Tax

BV Legal and Tax is a guide to publications and online services which focus on state and federal case law, regulations, and rulings dealing with valuation issues and related topics, with the latter allowing users to search for relevant court decisions by keyword, date, type of case, parties, judge, and jurisdiction.

More Resources

This section includes guides to business and industry article databases covering newspapers, magazines, journals, and other publications; trade association directories which are searchable by name, industry, location, and other selected criteria; BV professional certifications and designations; BV career information and job opportunities; and searchable directories for business appraisers and brokers.
Business and Industry Articles BV Certifications and Designations
Trade Association Directories BV Career Opportunities
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