Derived from “deal viability score”, the DVSCORE is a quickly calculated indicator of the financial viability of a business acquisition deal. It's calculation is based on what Yarmouth Venture group has learned during countless hours of communications with bankers and financiers regarding the stringent requirements for business acquisition financing.
Since 1999, every one of our Clients has secured the financing needed to acquire the business they were targeting. The logic of the DVSCORE Model was a major contributor to this success!
The DVSCORE calculation results in a number ranging from 0 to 100.
• “0” is an indication of very low deal viability
• “100” is an indication of very high deal viability.
Calculate the DVSCORE to evaluate a potential business acquisition and you will:
• prevent wasting time and money on a deal that isn’t financially viable
• gain clarity and focus for negotiations with the business seller
• become better prepared to present a deal structure to a financier
To attempt to “force” a business acquisition deal is unwise and risky. Devote time to find the right business to buy, and buy it the best way – beginning with a DVSCORE which indicates financial viability!
A note from Ed Knox, Founder, Yarmouth Venture Group:
"Since 1982 I personally have bought and sold many businesses in almost all business sectors. I whole-heartedly believe owning a business affords one the opportunity to control one’s financial destiny.
I also believe in “buying” rather than “starting” a business. According to Gallup, 50% of start-up businesses fail in the first five years.
Yarmouth Venture Group guides individuals along the often convoluted pathway to business ownership. Buy the right business the best way and your chance for business ownership success increases tremendously.
Screening potential business acquisition opportunities for our Clients can be extremely time-consuming. Often we review more than 100 prospects to uncover 2 or 3 which satisfy our Client’s acquisition criteria. Quickly rejecting those businesses which are not acceptable acquisition candidates is of paramount importance.
Many businesses are relatively easy to reject. A business might transact in an unwanted industry or the business revenues are higher or lower than desired.
Of those acquisition opportunities remaining, it is essential to quickly assess the financial viability of a potential deal. But how?
The DVSCORE was conceived!"