Entries by Al Statz

Factors to Consider When Valuing a Closely Held Company

Revenue Ruling 59-60 was developed by the Internal Revenue Service to provide guidelines for the valuation of closely held companies. The ruling specifically addresses stock valuations for gift and estate tax purposes, yet the principles set forth are commonly applied in a wide spectrum of business valuations, including those prepared for employee stock ownership plans, […]

IRS Requires Qualified Appraisals from Qualified Appraisers

Taxpayers should be aware and tax practitioners must know that Internal Revenue Service regulations for filing of estate and gift tax returns and charitable contributions involving business interests worth more than $5,000 require a qualified (business) appraisal by a qualified (business) appraiser. How do our friends at the IRS define these terms you ask? Please read on … […]

Roy Martinez Adds CVA Business Valuation Credential

Last month our colleague J. Roy Martinez completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential. The CVA credential is granted only to qualified individuals with considerable training and experience in the field of business valuation. CVA recipients must meet rigorous standards of professionalism, […]

Al Statz Earns Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA) Credential

September 30, 2013 (Reston, VA) – The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is pleased to announce the accreditation of Petaluma, California based Al Statz. Mr. Statz has completed the Society’s appraisal designation program, which is the industry’s most vigorous and difficult designation to achieve. Al’s accomplishment has earned him the right to bear the “ASA” […]

Exit Strategies Opens Sacramento Valley Office

After 12 years serving Northern California business owners, Exit Strategies Group, Inc. is planting its flag in the Sacramento Valley. Seasoned professionals Jim Leonhard and Bob Altieri will open the firm’s new Roseville office on October 1st. This new location is an important step for us in serving a growing number of Sacramento area M&A […]

Jim Leonhard Earns CVA Valuation Credential

Today I want to congratulate our associate Jim Leonhard, CVA, MBA, for recently completing the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential.  The CVA credential is granted to qualified individuals with considerable experience in the field of business valuation. The CVA designation is […]

Role of Business Appraisers and M&A Advisors in Estates and Trusts

I was recently asked about Exit Strategies’ role as business appraisers and M&A advisors in estates, estate planning and trust administration.  Here was my answer … Business Valuation (a.k.a. Appraisal) As business valuation experts, we provide fair market value appraisals of closely-held corporations, FLPs and LLCs for estate planning, gifting, estate tax, charitable donations, buy-sell […]

Do Strategic Buyers Share Synergies with Sellers?

In successful M&A deals involving substantial synergies, the deal price usually falls in the range between the standalone fair market value of the target business and that value plus the full value of potential synergies. Value of potential synergies? Increased value (over and above fair market value) to a strategic buyer, involves synergies between the acquired […]