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More on what’s the multiple
January 27, 2020
More on what’s the multiple – follow up on article from January 15, 2020
            In the January 15, 2020 article [go read it on our website under Alarm Articles if you missed it] I opined about multiples, how they are arrived at, what factors contribute to the calculation and the likelihood of multiples in the future.  The articles prompted a request for some concrete figures so they could be used in compiling statistics for the industry.  I decided to share the data here and you can arrive at your own conclusions.
            K&K identified 10 deals that closed in 2019 that where K&K represented either buyer or seller [some both].  I had a feeling for the numbers when I wrote my January 15 2020 article, but now I can present you with the actual figures.  The low was 23 times, the high 42.  Another figure that you’ll be interested in is that the deals had guarantees of 12 months, except one that had no guarantee.  We also tracked the deals where the seller had Kirschenbaum Contracts ™ for most if not all subscribers.  The conclusion you should reach on that point is obvious.
            So here are the numbers:
1. $38,700           38 [Kirschenbaum Contracts]
2. $280,792.59    42 [Kirschenbaum Contracts]
3. $273,840.93    37 [Kirschenbaum Contracts]
4. $36,625.51       34.5
5. $26,705.12       35 (monitoring RM; Kirschenbaum Contracts]; $1,707.34 18 (service                                        RMR)
6. $67,295.16        40 [Kirschenbaum Contracts]
7. $30,495.64        23
8. $3,400               28
9. $6,570               32
10. $21,727           23
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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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