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A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study - Sixth Edition

Survey Introduction and Questions 1-12

Thank you for participating in the A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study - 6th Edition. The goal of this study is to gather transactional data on the fair market value of businesses in the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries. The questionnaire below is designed to allow us to analyze the valuations of stock from actual transactions including transactions between employee-owners, ESOP transactions and contributions, and mergers/acquisitions.

We will supplement the data gathered through this questionnaire with data compiled from public sources. The results of the study will be presented in a form that will allow the user to benchmark the value of their own company or an acquisition target under a variety of circumstances.

Confidentiality: Nothing is more important to us than the integrity and confidentiality of this study. This extends from the collection of data, to the compilation and analysis, and finally to the presentation of our findings.

Survey data is collected confidentially and respondents are not required to identify themselves or their firm. Information provided by survey respondents will not be used for any purpose other than the compilation of this study. Finally, all information and metrics in this study will be published in aggregated statistical form only.

Important: You will be able to “save” and go back and complete the study at your convenience. In order to do this you must complete the page you are on and click on the blue "save” button at the top of the page. You will then be provided with a unique URL that will allow you to navigate back to your partially completed survey. Please be sure to complete the survey in its entirety, answering all relevant questions. Incomplete survey data will not be included in the study. If you would prefer a pdf version of the survey, send your request to Ashley Cristman at

When you have completed the survey you will be provided with a coupon code for a $200 discount on the non-participant price of $399 and a link to a separate and secure web page where you may pre-order your copy of the completed study. We anticipate completion of the study by the end of the year.