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Write a 500 word case analysis for Case 24 using the case study and spreadsheet information.

Bloomington Clinics Practice Valuation Case Study. HAP, 2010.

Practice Valuation

This case illustrates the valuation of a medical practice, including cash flow estimation and
the use of both DCF and market multiple techniques. Furthermore, the DCF valuation
consists of both the free operating cash flow and cash flow to equity methods.

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1. As a matter of fact, the valuation of the Practice will vary depending on who will make the acquisition. The variation will come mainly on whether the acquirer will be able to take advantage of the Practice's status as an S corporation. The case specifically stated that the valuation was made on the assumption that the practice will file as a C corporation. Now, if the acquirer is a non-for-profit hospital, its valuation on the Practice would drastically differ from that of another for-profit group since the non-for-profit will not take into account taxes into its cash flow projections while the for-profit will have to.

2. The valuation can also differ depending on what assumptions the acquirer will take into account. For example, one potential acquirer may decide to use the worst case revenue growth rate estimates in projecting the Practice's cash flows over its future while another may prefer to use the average of the best, most likely and worst rates. Also, the tax status of the acquirer also plays a major role in ...

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