Purchase Accounting

We are a community bank interested in evaluating a merger from a purchase accounting perspective. Our stock is not publicly traded and has no ready market value. How would we value an acquisition assuming
we issue stock for the target?
We are looking to prepare a proforma to reflect the transaction. Does anyone have a source explaining the general accounting or a sample which can be easily read and understood which discusses purchase accounting and proformas including the valuing of goodwill and potential writeoff of intangibles.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

I think you are looking at the problem from the wrong perspective. If it were up to me to come up with a justifiable stock value I would look at the price/earnings ratios for the publicly traded companies in my industry and apply the same ratio to the stock(s) being evaluated.
Once you have determined a stock value the difference between equity and the selling/purchase price is the goodwill.
HTH
Jerry
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These are questions for your CPA firm/other knowledgeable advisor.
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