Valuing a Business, 6th Edition

By Shannon Pratt (Author), ASA Educational Foundation (Author)

Pre-order: This title will be released on March 22, 2022. Price includes $10 shipping & handling fee for domestic orders.

The seminal book on business valuation is back and better than ever. Shannon Pratt's Valuing a Business has been the go-to valuation guide for 40 years. We are excited to announce the publication of the 6th Edition! It has been updated with need-to-know information and is again the best resource on the market for both new and experienced business appraisers. It is available for pre-order now.

Shannon Pratt wrote and published the groundbreaking first edition of Valuing a Business in 1981. The 6th edition is written for business appraisers and users of business appraisal reports by some of the most accomplished appraisers in the profession in honor of Dr. Pratt and with his input and blessing. The 6th edition provides a comprehensive reference and update for business appraisers, a complete self-contained text for both academic courses and beginning practitioners, and an easy-to-use reference for non-appraisers who use and/or evaluate business appraisals.

Updates include:

  • Many new court decisions from the last 12 years shedding new light on aspects of valuation
  • Checklists for reviewing reports―perfect for practitioners and attorneys
  • Risk-measurement methods for estimating cost of capital
  • Data sources for estimating discounts for lack of control, liquidity, and marketability
  • 8 new chapters including chapters on fairness and solvency opinions and the valuation of REITs

Additional fees apply for international orders. For international quotations, e-mail your complete mailing address and phone number (including country code) to .

All proceeds benefit the ASA Educational Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on education, research, and charitable activities to advance the appraisal profession.

Pricing $105.00
ASA-Member $95.00
Non-Member $105.00
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