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Technical note
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Reference no. UVA-F-1274
Published by: Darden Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2000
Version: 19 March 2018
Revision date: 26-Mar-2018
Length: 18 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

This note addresses the methods used to value companies in an M&A (mergers and acquisitions) setting. It provides a detailed description of the discounted-cash-flow (DCF) approach and reviews other methods of valuation such as book value, liquidation value, replacement cost, market value, trading multiples of peer firms, and comparable transaction multiples.

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Abstract

This note addresses the methods used to value companies in an M&A (mergers and acquisitions) setting. It provides a detailed description of the discounted-cash-flow (DCF) approach and reviews other methods of valuation such as book value, liquidation value, replacement cost, market value, trading multiples of peer firms, and comparable transaction multiples.

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