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CCH Business Valuation Guide Brings Financial, Legal, Business Professionals Into
Rewarding, Expanding Field
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 9, 1999 ) The ability
to assess and place a value on a business is a rapidly
growing specialty for financial analysts, accountants,
lawyers and other business professionals. Now, CCH INCORPORATED,
a leading provider of tax and business law and
information, offers the CCH Business Valuation Guide, a
valuable resource that provides professionals with
everything they need to enter, and excel in, this
challenging and rewarding specialty.
Valuing businesses is an essential skill, driven by an
accelerating rate of small business formation, increasing
litigation and more frequent challenges of estate
valuations by the IRS.
Throughout, the emphasis in the Guide is on a
wide-ranging and professional approach, with a stress on
lifelong learning, rather than the application of a few
"No two companies are alike; nor do numbers and
financial statements tell the whole story. Successful
business valuators need to be detectives while sifting
through the details of a company. They must also be able
to step back and see the big picture from the point of
view of a buyer. It is this variety, and the intellectual
challenges it provides, that makes business valuation
both interesting and exciting," said co-authors
George B. Hawkins and Michael A. Paschall in the
In a single loose-leaf volume, the CCH Business
Valuation Guide presents thorough treatment of the
subject, with step-by-step guidance on how to gather and
analyze information for valuation purposes. The Guide
begins with a discussion of the education and training
necessary, followed by an extensive review of engagement
agreements, minimizing the risk of malpractice liability
and insights in to how best to market valuation services.
The in-depth treatment on interviewing company management
is supplemented by a helpful appendix and a free diskette
with valuable, timesaving information checklists.
In addition, the Guide details the income,
market and cost approaches to valuing businesses, as well
as the discounts and premiums that may have to be
considered in determining a final value. Subscribers also
are shown how to pull together the results of their
research and analysis in professional valuation reports,
with an extensive sample report included for study.
Subscribers to the CCH Business Valuation Guide
will receive periodic updates to the loose-leaf service.
In addition, a quarterly newsletter, CCH Business
Valuation Alert, is an integral part of every
subscription to the Guide. The Business
Valuation Alert will contain the authors views
of new developments, the opinions of other experts and
practitioners, a calendar of meetings and seminars and
reviews of books and products.
About the Authors
George B. Hawkins is president, Banister Financial, a
Charlotte, N.C., firm specializing in business
valuations. An Accredited Senior Appraiser and Chartered
Financial Analyst, he has extensive experience, including
valuations for mergers, estate and gift tax plans,
employee stock ownership plans and bankruptcies.
Co-author Michael Paschall, executive vice president,
Banister Financial, has a similarly broad experience in
valuing businesses, from professional practices to large
companies with multi-state operations. He is an attorney
who is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser and a
Chartered Financial Analyst.
Availability and Pricing
For more information or a risk-free 30-day review of
the CCH Business Valuation Guide, call
800-449-8114. Price for a one-year subscription is $295,
including one year of the CCH Business Valuation Alert
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four
generations of business professionals and their clients.
The company produces approximately 700 print and
electronic products for tax, legal, securities, human
resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH
web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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