Most common errors in company valuation
This paper contains a collection and a classification of the 12 most common errors seen in company valuations performed by financial analysts, investment banks and financial consultants. The author had access to most of the valuations referred to in this paper when consulting in company acquisitions, sales and mergers, and in arbitrage processes. Some of the errors are from public reports by financial analysts.
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