Privately held companies often represent the lion’s share of their owners’ total net worth, frequently exceeding the value of all other assets combined. Yet many hold notions of value that buyers would never pay. According to M&A professionals, unrealistic valuation expectations are the primary cause of failed transactions. Given the financial significance, owners should always understand the market value of their companies.

Blue River invites you to a free valuation webinar, designed for business owners and professional M&A advisors (e.g., attorneys, CPAs, investment bankers, wealth advisors, and others). Attendees will discover how professional acquirers and lenders establish values for privately held companies, because without cash, deals don’t happen. We will explore topics like:


DATE: Thu, May 23, 2024

TIME: 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST


  • Normalizing adjustments to financial statements (a.k.a., add-backs).
  • Benefit streams influencing value, including EBIT, EBITDA, and free cash flows.
  • Risks and mitigation techniques that can increase or diminish the purchase price.
  • How buyers and lenders determine offering prices.
  • Why do some buyers pay more than others?
  • How to ensure you get fair value when selling your business.

Our panelists include William Loftis, Blue River’s Co-founder and Managing Partner, and Evan Haigh, Vice President at Blue River.

Please register before May 23rd, 2024. There is no cost to attend. We will forward you a meeting link once you complete the registration form. If plans change and you cannot attend, you can still watch a recording of the live event.

This webinar will begin promptly at 12:00 PM EDT, utilizing Teams, with the lines opening for connections beginning at 11:55 AM EDT.

About Blue River

Blue River Financial Group is a middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm. We assist corporations, private equity groups and individuals in the sale and acquisition of businesses, and have completed assignments in multiple business segments. With over 20 years of experience spanning across 50 global industries, Blue River provides a suite of services to middle market clients including corporate development, private equity support, valuations and transaction consulting, placing a premium on relationship-centered transaction counsel and client focus.

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