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Marketability and Control are Key Factors in a Privately Held Business Valuation

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Under what conditions does $4 million divided by four NOT equal $1 million? When you are a… Read more »

What is a Calculation of Value?

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. There are many circumstances under which a business valuation is required.  These can include: For estate and… Read more »

Five Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid – Part Two

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Our two-part study of the most significant mistakes made while performing a business valuation concludes as Philadelphia… Read more »

Five Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid – Part One

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The business valuation process, in almost all instances, follows proper professional procedures; however, there are times when… Read more »

‘Rules of Thumb’ Can Leave You ‘All Thumbs’ In Most Business Valuations

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Some trade associations and business brokers, among others, use what are called Rules of Thumb to explain… Read more »

Watch David Anderson Interview on Collaborative Divorce

The July 23, 2019, interview in which David Anderson, CPA, CFE, CVA, and principal of David Anderson and Associates, explains and discusses the topic of collaborative divorce has been posted to the home page of his corporate website – davidandersonassociates.com. Anderson, a Philadelphia forensic accountant who provides a full range of forensic accounting services in… Read more »

David Anderson to be Interviewed on Collaborative Divorce

David Anderson, CPA, CFE, CVA, and principal of David Anderson and Associates, will be interviewed tomorrow on the topic of collaborative divorce on the RadioVision TV Network. Anderson, a Philadelphia forensic accountant who provides a full range of forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, will appear on Bill Borton’s “Live Better Longer”… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Four

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the fourth of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Business valuation experts must undertake… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Three

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the third of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Determining the worth of your… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Two

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the second of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation.  Knowing how to calculate a… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part I

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the first of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Do you know what your… Read more »

An Unprofitable Business Still Can Have Value

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Uncovering value in an unprofitable business might seem to make as much sense as wringing water out of a rock, but… Read more »

Adjusting Executive Compensation in Business Valuations

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Establishing the fair value of a business requires a business valuation expert to adjust the revenues and expenses of the business… Read more »