Valuation of Contingent Consideration in M&A Transactions
Companies often use contingent consideration when structuring M&A transactions to bridge differing perceptions of value between a buyer and seller, to share risk related to uncertainty of future events, to create an incentive for sellers who will remain active in the business post-acquisition, and other reasons says Lucas M. Parris, a senior member of Mercer Capitalâ€™s Financial Reporting Valuation Group.Â In this article, he discusses the requirements of ASC 805, fair value, and the complexity of the procedures necessary to estimate future payment.
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