The guideline public company method (GPCM) is a multiples-based valuation method that uses the prices of comparable public companies to value a private portfolio company.
Investors typically use the GPCM to gain a clear picture of a company’s financial health and is most useful when the portfolio company has significant financials, but hasn’t had a recent round of financing.
To calculate the valuation of a private company using the GPC method, investors typically go through several steps: Identifying comparable companies, making appropriate adjustments to company information, and applying valuation multiples to calculate a final valuation.
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