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How Rising Interest Rates Impact Business Valuations with Robert “Brant” Hammer, Assistant Professor at West Virginia University (Ep. 24)

How Rising Interest Rates Impact Business Valuations with Robert “Brant” Hammer, Assistant Professor at West Virginia University (Ep. 24)

Preparing to exit your business starts with understanding where your business’s value currently sits and how that value will impact your exit. How could market shifts impact that valuation?

In this episode, Mark Dorman speaks with Robert Brant Hammer, a finance professor at West Virginia University, on the current economic environment, focusing on interest rates, inflation, and growth. Brant explores how understanding what impacts business valuation relates to exit planning and what current business owners should review as the market shifts.

Brant discusses: 

  • What the current economic environment looks like from a number of perspectives
  • How rising interest rates impact business owners
  • The challenges of finding good deals in the current environment
  • Why business owners need to understand the impact of the market on their business valuation when preparing to exit
  • And more

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About our Guest: 

Robert Hammer earned his undergraduate degree in finance at West Virginia University and his M.S. Finance degree at West Virginia University. Prior to joining WVU full time, he spent 8+ years in industry, primarily banking and consulting, while also working as an adjunct finance faculty member for WVU. His specialties and areas of interest include business valuation, corporate finance, banking and disruptive financial technology, credit risk management, portfolio management system design, and bitcoin. He is a member of The Risk Management Association.