Season 4, Episode 2: Economic Outlook and What it Means for Company Valuations

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Summary

In this episode we sit down with two valuation experts, Eric Flickinger and Matt Silla of Apple Growth Partners. The conversation is wide ranging and includes discussion of high level trends we saw in 2022 that will impact company valuations, what their general 2023 outlook is, and what they are watching for. More specific conversations also include the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and what it means for valuations and acquisitions, what the economic trends tell us about a possible 2023 recession, and what may happen around the US debt ceiling debate.

Guest Bios

Eric Flickinger

Apple Growth Partners

Eric Flickinger is a Manager of business valuations at Apple Growth Partners where he focuses on Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Business Valuation and Succession Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Finance from the The University of Akron

Matthew Silla is a Senior Manager of business valuations at Apple Growth Partners where he focuses on Business Valuation, Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Fair Value for Financing Reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

SPONSOR

This episode of the Owners At Work podcast is sponsored by Prairie Capital Advisors, itself an ESOP company, provides a full suite of services to middle-market companies, with a focus on ESOPs. Services include ESOP Sell-side and Trust-side advisory services, ESOP valuations, M&A, sustainability and Mature ESOP consulting.

About the Podcast

The Owners at Work Podcast is a continuation of the biannual Owners at Work Newsletter which ran for 19 years (1990-2019). We are hoping to continue the same conversations and focus on providing updates on everything employee ownership. We plan to interview practitioners with expertise in different facets of employee ownership, academics doing new and interesting research, and most importantly, individuals who have a personal experience with employee ownership, including current and former employee-owners, mid-level to C suite management, and selling owners.

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We want to produce a show that engages with relevant questions and provides practical lessons and information. We want this podcast to include the voices of those who practice employee-ownership each and every day. To that end we want to hear from you! We want to highlight what you are doing, whether you are an employee-owned company, a practitioner, or researcher.

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