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Private equity valuations: Best practices and pitfalls

Private equity valuationsA Grant Thornton LLP 2015 survey

Company valuations are up, and regulators and limited partners (LPs) are taking notice. As a result, the private equity industry will need to provide increasing amounts of transparency regarding valuations, says Grant Thornton’s Survey on Valuations of Portfolio Companies, conducted in late 2014.

To gain more insight into what private equity firms can do to keep LPs and regulators comfortable with valuation methods, we interviewed Grant Thornton leaders and experienced professionals who evaluate companies on a daily basis. The goal of this discussion is to provide readers with a better understanding of what private equity firms can do to attract less scrutiny and produce valuations that set LPs and regulators at ease.

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