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Deal Announcement

We are excited to announce Greener Equity and Economics Partners are joining forces. The merger brings together Greener Equity – likely the fastest growing and one of the premier valuation firms in the country with EP – a global leader and perhaps the foremost authority in transfer pricing and complex intangible asset valuation. Greener [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:04+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Company Updates, Uncategorized|

To PPA or Not to PPA … That is the Question – We Can Answer

[vc_member name="Taylor Beckstead, CPA, CFA" role="Senior Analyst" img=""] [/vc_member] In the last few years, accounting policymakers have relaxed certain requirements to assign value of intangible assets as part of a purchase price allocation (as discussed in a previous Greener Equity blog post). This trend looks to continue, most recently with the FASB presenting an Accounting [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:05+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|ASU (Accounting Standards Update)|

An Update on Greener Equity

This past year Greener Equity has continued to accomplish great things! The company had its second consecutive year of approximately 3x growth in annual topline results. To handle the stellar growth, we added top tier talent that was recruited from valuation practices of premier firms like PWC, Deloitte, and Andersen Tax, in addition to incredible [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:05+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Company Updates|

Attracting an Investor

Unless you have the luxury of taking out a bank loan, asking investors to fund your business is a great option to get the money for your business. In order to attract the right investor and gain the capital you want, you must present you and your business in the right light. When pitching, investors are sure [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:05+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

What Every Business Owner Needs: A Buy-Sell Agreement

Determine the Rules of the Game Upfront Any business owner, whether they are the sole owner or in a partnership, should become knowledgeable about buy-sell agreements. In the event of financial problems, death, divorce, or retirement you do not want to be without one. A well-prepared agreement will cover all bases including: Purchase or sale [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:05+00:00 October 29th, 2015|buy-sell agreement, Valuations|

Betting on the future of Business Intelligence

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about Business Intelligence ("BI") lately. And you likely know that it’s something you’re going to need to keep your business competitive in an increasingly data driven marketplace—you’re just having trouble cutting through the noise, or knowing where to start. Right off the bat you’re faced with an extremely [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:05+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Business Intelligence|

Macro Thoughts on Tech Valuations

Tech valuations are in the spotlight with recent articles/blogs from Fortune and the WSJ. Early and growth-stage tech valuations have increased to levels not seen since the dotcom bubble. We are hoping the Pure Storage IPO could serve the valuable purpose of getting investors to cool their jets at least a bit. The accelerating pace [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:46:05+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized, Valuations|