goodwill

/gυd'wɪl/ noun
1. good feeling towards someone
To show goodwill, the management increased the terms of the offer.
2. the good reputation of a business, which can be calculated as part of a company’s asset value, though separate from its tangible asset value
He paid £10,000 for the goodwill of the shop and £4,000 for the stock.
COMMENT: Goodwill can include such things as the trading reputation, the patents, the trade names used and the value of a ‘good site’ and is very difficult to establish accurately. It is an intangible asset, and so is not shown as an asset in a company’s accounts, unless it figures as part of the purchase price paid when acquiring another company.

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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