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The Yield Curve Just Inverted… Doomsday?

Yesterday, December 3, 2018, the United States Treasury Yield curve officially inverted for the first time since the Great Recession around the three- and five-year Treasury yields, with the yield closing at 2.840% and 2.830%, respectively. Of course, this resulted in headline readers reaching out to their brokers to liquidate their stocks in favor [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:40:30+00:00December 4th, 2018|Acquisitions, Featured, Spotlight, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financial Reporting in the Cannabis Industry: Impact of ‘Biological Asset’ Rules

By: Zach S. Ramey, CPA In the world of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, words like “high-growth potential” and “new markets” are music to the ears of analysts and investors. Companies that operate in the unchartered waters of new industries are poised to disrupt the status quo and can change the [...]

By |2018-11-19T15:10:26+00:00November 19th, 2018|Acquisitions, Cannabis, Featured|0 Comments

Rise and Fall of the Top 15 Cryptocurrencies

The recent rise and fall of the total network value of cryptocurrencies illustrates both the quick nature of bubbles and the creation of a new form of asset monetization. Below, we provide a visual timeline of the top 15 cryptocurrencies over the last 2 years. Visit our Cryptocurrency Asset Valuation page for additional information on Intrinsic's [...]

By |2018-11-14T20:14:25+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blockchain, Presentations|0 Comments

Search Fund Advisory Services

After the laborious process of finding the right deal, the signing of an LOI leads to a new set of obstacles for search entrepreneurs. Often, these obstacles can shift a search entrepreneur’s focus away from getting the deal closed. Typical examples of these ‘deal breakers’ include: Inaccurate financial statements Failure to track KPIs Recent [...]

By |2018-11-14T16:04:25+00:00November 6th, 2018|Private Equity, Search Funds|Comments Off on Search Fund Advisory Services

Bitcoin Volatility: Evidence of Market Maturity After Cryptocurrency Bubble

Since the inception of Bitcoin and the concept of ‘digital assets’, institutional and retail investors kept their distance (and rightfully so) given the extreme volatility in prices, uncertainty around regulation, and questions around consumer adoption. Not only was the concept of Bitcoin foreign, but potential opportunities surrounding the digital currency and its underlying technology [...]

By |2018-11-06T15:08:11+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Blockchain, Valuation|Comments Off on Bitcoin Volatility: Evidence of Market Maturity After Cryptocurrency Bubble

Can the Goodwill Rate of Return be Equal to the WACC?

By: David Turney, CFA Intrinsic has performed hundreds of purchase price allocations over the past few years and, usually, the rate of return assigned to goodwill is the highest among the assets in the weighted average return on assets (WARA) analysis. However, this idea can be challenged in certain situations. This post is not [...]

By |2018-11-04T20:44:49+00:00October 24th, 2018|Financial, Valuation|Comments Off on Can the Goodwill Rate of Return be Equal to the WACC?

Policy & Procedures Checklist for Private Equity Investments in the Blockchain Industry

By Daniyal Inamullah, CFA Overview After the recent collapse of the cryptocurrency bubble, the appetite for institutional capital in the blockchain industry is still low, but there is an intensified focus on corporate governance, legal structure, and project teams. Investors looking to structure deals in the space need to implement appropriate methodologies for valuation [...]

By |2018-11-06T15:08:48+00:00October 24th, 2018|Acquisitions, Blockchain, Private Equity, Valuation|Comments Off on Policy & Procedures Checklist for Private Equity Investments in the Blockchain Industry

Intrinsic Welcomes Jenn Brusco to Our Team

Jenn Brusco joined Intrinsic in September 2018 as the Marketing Director. Prior to joining Intrinsic, Jenn spent more than a decade working with technology companies in the Denver area. She is a seasoned B2B marketing professional who brings vibrant energy and a clear strategic vision to all marketing initiatives. With two writing degrees and a [...]

By |2018-10-18T21:01:41+00:00October 18th, 2018|Personal|Comments Off on Intrinsic Welcomes Jenn Brusco to Our Team

Intrinsic Welcomes Zach Ramey, CPA, to Our Team

Zach Ramey joined Intrinsic as an Associate in the Advisory Services practice in September 2018. Prior to Intrinsic, Zach worked in Deloitte’s Denver office acting as a tax specialist on the audits of some on the largest Denver-area clients focusing on the financial services, insurance, and manufacturing sectors. His experience includes auditing and consulting [...]

By |2018-10-17T22:45:58+00:00October 16th, 2018|Personal|Comments Off on Intrinsic Welcomes Zach Ramey, CPA, to Our Team