A Supermarket Acquisition Case: Daring's Market

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Joseph Larkin


Business Valuation, Pro-forma Financial Statements, Free Cash Flow


This case chronicles the growth of a family-owned retail food store business across three generations. Stanges, Inc. is now managed by the grandsons of the founder, John Stange, Sr. Recently, the opportunity arose to purchase Darings Market, a well-established local grocery store. Students will assume the role of business valuation consultants and prepare pro-forma financial statements for management. This business valuation engagement will utilize several approaches to determine an appropriate asking price, including a free cash flow model and an earnings-based estimate approach.


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