Mergers & Acquisitions

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Control Premium


The premium buyers are willing to pay to acquire a controlling share in a business.

See Also

Valuation discounts.


Control premiums and minority discounts are applied when valuing controlling or minority interests in a business. Control premiums typically range from 20% to 40%.

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