Pluris DLOM Database
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Fresh transactions: The Pluris DLOM Database is updated regularly, so you always have the freshest available data to select from in developing your discount. Because the database is web-based, you don’t have to worry about getting the latest CD or downloading an update. The latest data is always at your fingertips when you sign on to the database.
More data: The Pluris DLOM Database contains over 80 data points for each transaction, including closing and announcement dates, market prices for the underlying stock on each date plus at set intervals before and after each date, industry descriptions and classifications, trading volume and volatility for each stock as well as the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) as of each transaction date, details on any warrants issued with each deal, plus rich detail on the operating performance and financial position of each restricted stock issuer.
This level of detail is essential when selecting the transactions for developing your discount. In each private placement, the reference price determines the restricted stock discount. To get an accurate reference price requires an accurate transaction date. Without this, the analysis is fatally flawed. Because the Pluris DLOM Database is derived from deal-maker private placement data, we believe the transaction dates are highly accurate. In addition, with the wealth of data in the Pluris DLOM Database, you can determine how discounts change in response to changing economic conditions and to such economic indicators as the VIX, providing you with an even more accurate and defensible discount.
Transparency & Selection Method: The Pluris DLOM Database is backed by a methodology document which explains exactly which methods were used in constructing the database, down to individual search terms. Transparency means the analysis can be replicated – the cornerstone of the scientific method. That might come in handy someday in a Daubert challenge!
Moreover, the Pluris DLOM Database is constructed from widely used and respected data sources. The initial data selection comes from PrivateRaise, a service of DealFlow Media. PrivateRaise’s data on Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPEs), Shelf Registration Statements , Reverse Mergers and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) , is relied on by investment managers, banks, public corporations, law firms, and financial companies worldwide.
The search interface for the Pluris DLOM Database allows you to select transactions based on SIC codes, Volatility, market capitalization, revenue, assets and block size, plus twelve additional filter options.
The search quickly returns a number of company transactions. You can click on any transaction for the details (as shown in Figure 1 above) of the transaction. You can also sort the transactions you have selected:
By adjusting the filters and ranges you select, you can change the transactions selected until you have the specific range of transactions needed.
Then, a simple click on the Data button exports your data as an Excel spreadsheet with both a data and statistics tab, which you can now use to calculate the appropriate discount for lack of marketability for the subject of your valuation.”
Why Use the Pluris DLOM Database
You want your professional standard of care reflected throughout your valuation, including the development of the discount for lack of marketability (DLOM), not a median or a value copied from an outdated study by someone else. You want a legally defensible discount. The Pluris DLOM Database gives you the ability to select recent transactions in restricted stock on which to base your discount, with recent data from respected sources in sufficient volume and detail to inform your decision. In addition, the search criteria used to construct the database are completely transparent.
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