One of the many tools used to value a business is a Leveraged Buyout (LBO) model. These models tend to be favorites of private equity/financial buyers, because valuation is driven primarily by the Return on Investment (ROI) that a company can generate. For example, if a financial buyer pays too much for a company, their ROI will fall below acceptable levels. This model will hold you to an acceptable level of ROI for a typical private equity group. Please note, this ROI level changes with the marketplace, so a range of values will be generated upon completion.
This model is often used in combination with other analysis performed by your investment banker to develop a thorough value for the business. Because it doesn't look at industry specific events, synergies, or company characteristics other than growth, investment bankers tend to use this model as a "soft floor" for value.
We invite you to take the model for a spin! It's a great way to see how different company metrics can drive valuation. If after you check this model out, you'd like to have a more in-depth conversation about value and what role the LBO model plays in overall company valuation, please give us a call.
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