Marital divorces are often difficult under the best of circumstances, but tensions may be even higher when the marital estate includes substantial interests the married couple own jointly in private companies, which they are seeking to divide in their divorce proceeding. The issues likely to create conflict include (i) determining the fair market value of
We accept that beauty is in eye of the beholder but determining what a private company is worth should be much more objective. Yet, for a business owner who is considering a sale of the company, it may come as a surprise that the methods commonly used by valuation experts to determine the company’s value…
Oliver Cone is a co-author of this post, and is a Senior Vice President at Bulkley Capital. Bulkley is an M&A advisory firm based in Dallas that manages tailored sales processes for privately held companies across the U.S. with values of $15 million or more.
The reasons for selling your private company are highly individualized.