Building Value Newsletter Volume XI, Issue I

A Business Valuation Newsletter for Business Owners and the Professionals Who Advise Them

Synergy and Fair Market Value: Are they mutually exclusive? BTR Dunlop says ‘no’

We were recently engaged to value an electric supply business that had received a letter of intent (LOI) from an unrelated party to purchase the stock of the company for a very large purchase price. The valuation was for gifting purposes, so the standard of value was fair market value.

While LOI does not carry the weight of an actual sale, it is a foreseeable event that should be given consideration on the valuation date.

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