Mergers & Acquisitions

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Guideline Public Company Method


An analysis and evaluation of the market prices of publicly traded companies which are engaged in similar lines of businesses to help determine the value of the subject company.

See Also

Comparable transactions.


This method is not suitable to smaller-sized companies unless the public company is similar in size.

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