The Holy Grail of a Valid DLOM

Business valuation analysts have been frustrated for years trying to arrive at a reasonable, plausible, defensible and supportable discount for lack of marketability (DLOM). After spending hours studying and adjusting financials, analyzing market data, calculating ratios, writing text, and calculating valuation methods, it is highly unsatisfying for the analyst to simply deduct some more or less arbitrary

Business valuation analysts have been frustrated for years trying to arrive at a reasonable, plausible, defensible and supportable discount for lack of marketability (DLOM). After spending hours studying and adjusting financials, analyzing market data, calculating ratios, writing text, and calculating valuation methods, it is highly unsatisfying for the analyst to simply deduct some more or less arbitrary percentage for lack of marketability.

There are several commonly used methods fo

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