Important New Book, Principles of Private Firm Valuation, Published by Wiley

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This is the first book to focus on valuation issues of the privately held firm. It is a must read for CFOs of private firms, private equity investors, accountants, and other finance professionals.

Principles of Private Firm Valuation by Dr. Stan Feldman and published by John Wiley & Sons is now available for sale. This book combines recent academic research and practical real-world experience to help readers better understand the multitude of factors that determine private firm value. For the financial professional serving private firms–who are increasingly being called upon to give advice on issues related to firm valuation and deal structure–this comprehensive guide discusses critical topics, including how firms create value and how to measure it, valuing control, determining the size of the marketability discount, creating transparency and the implications for value, the value of tax pass-through entities versus a C corporation, determining transaction value, and the valuation implications of FASB 141 (purchase price accounting) and 142 (goodwill impairment).

The book is available at book stores and on-line at

Dr. Stanley J. Feldman (Wakefield, MA) is Associate Professor of Finance at Bentley College, where he currently teaches courses in corporate finance with a focus on business valuation and business strategy at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a member of the FASB Valuation Resource Group and is Chairman and cofounder of Axiom Valuation Solutions.

Axiom Valuation Solutions is a leading national provider of business valuation services based in Wakefield, MA. Its clients come primarily through referrals from professional advisors, including CPAs, financial advisors, and attorneys. Axiom Valuation offers competitively priced, certified business valuations for use in IRS gifting and estate tax filings and in litigation cases; and a unique service designed and priced for business owner planning applications: an accurate value estimate documented in a customized 50+ page report using the most accurate method of business valuation. For more information visit

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