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Apple Tops $1 Trillion Market Capitalization Threshold

Earlier this month, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to surpass $1 trillion in market capitalization. It tops a list that, as of August ... read more >

The Benefits of Sell Side Due Diligence

There has been an uptick in the number of companies doing sell side due diligence over the past few years, for many good reasons. Sell side diligence helps ... read more >

Domain Names Acquired in a Business Combination

This article provides a brief discussion of some common valuation methods used to determine the fair value of one particular type of intangible asset: ... read more >

How are Automobile Dealerships Valued?

Typically, when valuing a business, three approaches to valuation are considered: the income approach, the market approach and the asset-based approach. ... read more >

Accounting Firm Trade Names

What is the value of the Schneider Downs trade name? The number is too large to fit on this page! I am joking, but in all seriousness, a company’s ... read more >

Impairment Testing for Intangible Assets with Indefinite Lives

Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 350 Intangibles – Goodwill and Other states that “an intangible asset with a finite useful ... read more >

Consider Stock Transactions When Performing Business Valuations

Business valuations performed for gift or estate tax purposes utilize the fair market value (“FMV”) standard of value. That is, the value of ... read more >