Whether intentionally or not, the “lower value” side of divorce, shareholder or other conflicts may obscure or ignore certain assets to bolster its case. To establish a fully rounded value estimate, financial experts have to look harder. They must enter the shadowy world of hidden assets. This article explains the kinds of financial data experts look for and how they detect hidden assets.
When it’s time to sell, how a private business is marketed can have a significant impact on the cash available for distribution to owners. This article discusses current M&A trends, methods for establishing a reasonable asking price and why it’s important to do one’s homework before seeking prospective buyers. A sidebar discusses the tempered market response to the new online equity crowdfunding rules that recently went into effect.