"Jay Abrams' book is close to the equivalent of several graduate dissertations rolled into one book. For each topic (covered), he presents a scholarly summary of past research, new empirical research of his own, and his conclusions. It is a well-documented contribution to in-depth understanding of important business valuation issues, and should not be overlooked by the serious practitioner."
-Shannon Pratt, DBA, Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates and Co-author, Valuing a Business
"A Must-buy for the serious business appraiser"
-Jay Fishman, Editor, Business Valuation Review
"The problem of simplified valuation procedures and coherent theory still remains complex and is ever evolving. Jay Abrams deals very effectively with this complexity through the use of mathematical formulas. Input to his models is explained with clarity and effectiveness, which adds to the overall value of this advanced text on business Valuation."
-Terry A. Isom, Chairman, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
"Jay Abrams' book strives to provide mathematical modeling for what practitioners often do by reasoning alone. This book is a must read for practitioners who are searching for additional techniques for dealing with some of business valuation's imponderables."
-David M. Bishop, FIBA, BVAL, ASA, MCBA, President, American Business Appraisers, Inc.
"Jay Abrams' book will not only challenge the top theoreticians in the field; his step-by-step explanations will make advanced quantitative techniques available to the many appraisers who are not capable of independently creating the underlying mathematical analysis."
-Kent Osborne, ASA, Chairman, Editorial Review Board of the American Society of Appraisers
"While a proliferation of business valuation treatises and guides exists in the market, most are very general in nature and do nothing more than rehash fundamental concepts. I am unaware of any author that has stepped into the unknown as Jay Abrams has and compiled and developed a treatise of extremely useful analytical tools for the serious valuator."
-Robert J. Grossman, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, Partner, Grossman Yanak & Ford
Jay B. Abrams, ASA, CPA, MBA, is one of today's leading valuation and litigation economists. The principal in Abrams Valuation Group, Inc., he is credited with numerous inventions including the Abrams Log Size Model for calculating discount rates, the Economic Components Model for calculating the discount for lack of marketability, the Abrams Table of Accounting Transposition Errors, Periodic Perpetuity Factors, Annuity Discount Formulas for cash flows with constant growth and stub year, and formulas for valuing leveraged ESOPs with calculating dilution. In addition, Abrams is a popular finance lecturer and the author of numerous influential journal articles.
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