Equity Value Enhancement: A Tool to Leverage Human and Financial Capital While Managing Risk (Wiley Finance)

Equity Value Enhancement: A Tool to Leverage Human and Financial Capital While Managing Risk (Wiley Finance)

By: Carl L. Sheeler (author)Hardback

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A detailed look at risk identification and value creation in private equity investment Equity Value Enhancement ("EVE"): Governance, Risk, Relationships & Knowledge ("GRRK") provides the information and tools practitioners and business owners need to work with the multitude of intangibles ("GRRK") in equity investment decisions. The author engages readers with an insightful and brief claim: "Values are more than numbers." He then provides support for just how important human capital is to the value creation paradox. He doesn't stop there because ideas without definitive actions don't promote transformation. He further challenges the reader with: "If you don't think outside of the box, you're doomed to live in the box." A user-friendly manual chock full of vignettes, suggestions and pithy commentary EVE is a must read for owners, officers, boards and advisors to derive understanding of business value drivers. This book teaches the reader how to conduct more intangible asset due diligence as well as what decisions and behaviors impact value. With more effective methods of risk identification, measurement, management, and mitigation ("IMMM"), trusted advisors and owners can establish a "working on the business" strategy to prioritize issues impacting a company's intangible assets assets which almost inevitably create the largest component of value in flourishing companies. This focus also serves to reduce risk while leveraging human capital and operational effectiveness. This book challenges users of value enhancement and valuation services to demand greater intellectual rigor to best serve owners/investors of the United States' economic engine the midmarket company. Therefore, readers are challenged to look beyond the common metrics and numbers. They are admonished to rely less on formulaic approaches and on software that can generate spurious opinions. The reader is called to action by the author, a US Marine Combat Officer veteran, to lead the change: "You burn the boats if you want to be sure you succeed taking the island." Trillions of dollars of private equity are changing hands as Baby Boomer owners and investors seek greater liquidity and legacies while investors seek higher returns from direct investment in private companies. This book provides risk and human capital guidance removing some of the guesswork on valuation and value creation. * Provide better evidence of value & equity discounts * Identify and quantify risk and provide tools to manage it * Inform better business management and investment decisions * Create a more comprehensive valuation for equity investments * Roadmap and strategy for enhancement of going concern value Governance, Risk and Compliance ("GRC") management are hot topics in today's economic environment. The familiar financial metrics may not be providing adequate indications of value creation the core principle of most shareholder investment expectation. To identify risk and work with it effectively, practitioners need an in-depth understanding of the forces at play. Equity Value Enhancement is a detailed, insightful guide for making better equity decisions. Finally, the author puts his passion front and center by offering the reader the opportunity to invest in the human capital this book addresses by encouraging support of military veteran's with combat PTSD so they may be productive citizens with the leadership and business skills provided by our country's "Greatest Generation."

About Author

CARL L. SHEELER, PhD, ASA, is the managing director and global group leader of family office and business strategies at Berkeley Research Group, LLC a 900+ staff global business litigation and advisory services firm. He is also the founder of Business Valuations, Ltd./Allison Appraisals & Assessments, Inc. and co-founder of Privatus CI3O Services, LLC. He has performed more than 1,200 high-profile litigation, valuation, and restructuring engagements from midmarket to national companies. He has testified more than 170 times on matters ranging from IRS taxpayer to shareholder disputes and assisted hundreds of clients on the measurement, creation, management, and defense of more than $50 billion in values. Carl is also a Manager of the Two Bears Ranch, LLC, formed to receive the proceeds from the sale of this book which will be used to serve combat PTSD veterans and at-risk horses and dogs. They will be healed through equine and canine therapy. Donations, grants, and ranch operation revenues will also subsidize this cause. If interested, contact Carl at his website at www.carlsheeler.com or www.twobearsranch.com.


Foreword xv Preface xix Acknowledgments xxxi About the Author xxxiii Author s Vision and Challenge xxxvii CHAPTER 1 Value ABCs 1 Capital and Risk 4 Understanding Assets 5 Plugging the Gap 7 Notes 8 CHAPTER 2 Focus on Trusted Advisors 9 The Path to Being the Best 16 Question Yourself 18 Taking It to the Next Level 19 Notes 22 CHAPTER 3 Focus on Business Owners 23 The Role of Advisors 27 The Cost of Bad Advice 28 The Value of Leveraged Knowledge 29 Engaging the Best 31 Practical Vetting Suggestions 32 Size and Scope Considerations 33 Setting Expectations 34 Note 44 CHAPTER 4 Risk in the Eye of the Beholder 45 Inexperienced Business Appraiser Lenses 47 CPA Lenses 48 Attorney Lenses 51 Investment Banker/Business Broker/Business Intermediary Lenses 52 Commercial Banker Lenses 54 Insurance Professional Lenses 55 Wealth Manager/Financial Advisor/ Fiduciary/Trust Officer Lenses 55 Research on Risk and Returns 59 Economist Lenses 60 MBA/PhD/CFA Lenses 61 Owner/Family Lenses 63 Family Business Advisor Lenses 70 Staff/Vendor Lenses 71 Client Lenses 75 Notes 80 CHAPTER 5 The Role of Governance 81 Governance 83 Focus on Culture 84 About Boards, Governance, and Strategy 85 Healthy Board Governance and Strategy Creates Value 87 Strategy and Equity Value 90 Family Harmony and Legacy as a Governance Driver 93 Board Strategic Direction and Accountability 94 Board Structure and Member Traits 95 Governance and Risk Management 97 Qualitative Value Measures 98 Taking Control 99 The Secret Sauce 101 Governance Measurements 104 Governance Takeaways 106 Notes 106 CHAPTER 6 The Role of Relationships 107 Client Relationships 112 Advisor Relationships 114 Commercial Bankers 116 Investment Bankers 116 Insurance Agents 118 Wealth Advisors 120 Board of Directors 121 The Bottom Line on Free Advisors 122 Accountants 122 Attorneys 126 Fractional CFO 127 Family Relationships 128 Shareholder Relationships 129 Vendor Relationships 129 Community/Legislative/Philanthropic Relationships 130 CHAPTER 7 The Role of Risk: Financial- and Legal-Oriented Risk 131 Commonly Missed Risks 137 Final Thoughts 172 Notes 174 CHAPTER 8 The Role of Risk: Operational-Related Risks 175 CHAPTER 9 The Role of Knowledge 241 A Matter of Culture 244 Healthy Knowledge 247 Be Transparent 248 Encourage Two-Way Communication 249 Knowledge and Human Capital 249 Knowledge Measures 252 Notes 253 CHAPTER 10 Valuation versus Value Creation (GRRK) 255 Software and Rules of Thumb 258 A Personal Aside 260 Collaboration, Cohesion, and Transformation 261 Notes 262 CHAPTER 11 Putting It All Together Four Vignettes 263 Vignette One: What the 2009 Financial Crisis Can Teach Us (It s about Relationships) 265 Vignette Two: The Trees-and-Forest Syndrome 272 Vignette Three: The Path Not Taken 275 Vignette Four: Putting It All Together (Strategy, Human Capital and Finance) 284 Recommended Reading 313 Index 317

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118871003
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781118871003
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 1118871006

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