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Welcome to Business Valuation Resources

Every informed stakeholder in business valuation, performance benchmarking, or risk assessment turns to Business Valuation Resources (BVR) for authoritative deal and market data, news and research, training, and expert opinion. Trust BVR for unimpeachable business valuation intelligence. BVR’s data, publications, and analysis have won in the boardroom and the courtroom for over two decades.Who turns to our best-in-class tools to support their valuation conclusions? Business appraisers; CPAs, M&A advisors, CFOs; private equity professionals; venture capitalists; investment bankers; business brokers and intermediaries; lawyers and judges; and business owners. Visit our other sites: and

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S Corporation Valuation Resource Center

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There are no easy answers to the myriad of questions around  valuing pass-through entities - the ongoing research is dense and complex. The cutting-edge resources from BVR comprise authoritative thought leadership on the issue of S corps, taxes and valuation. BVR brings case studies from the real world together with the latest in academic research to inform the thinking among all stakeholders in the S corporation debate and pass-through entity puzzle. 

Valuation Handbook- Guide to Cost of Capital

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The new Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital, authored by Duff & Phelps, includes both the ERP data available in the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report and picks up where the previous SBBI Valuation Edition left off, with new features, tools, and analysis. Quarterly dataset updates are now available for an additional fee.

International Valuation Handbook- Guide to Cost of Capital

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The 2015 International Valuation Handbook-Guide to Cost of Capital, published by Duff & Phelps, is a must-have publication that includes data through December 2014 and March 2015 and builds on the same rigorous country-level cost of capital analysis previously published in the Morningstar/Ibbotson “international” reports. It includes country-level country risk premia (CRPs) and country-level equity risk premia (ERPs) which can be used to estimate country-level cost of equity capital globally, from the perspective of investors based in up to 56 different countries.

Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital

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The 2015 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital with data through March 2015, provides the same rigorous industry-level analysis previously published in the green-cover Morningstar/Ibbotson Cost of Capital Yearbook. New and noteworthy will be the inclusion of additional methods to calculate cost of equity capital and extra statistics, which will enable a more robust benchmarking analysis when developing industry cost of capital estimates.

Digital Library

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The Digital Library offers you significant savings off the retail price of publications, in addition to online access, regular updates, advanced search capability to save you time, and more. Guarantee that you have the most up-to-date references in your library by subscribing to the Digital Library today.

Business Valuation Australia

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Business Valuation Australia (BVA) - the quarterly newsletter for all Australian and New Zealand business valuation practitioners - is the voice of the profession that keeps you at the centre of critical business valuation thought leadership. With BVA you keep up with the latest thinking in business valuation, analysis of new methodologies, regulatory and standards updates, and much more! Plus, your BVA subscription also includes online access to all issues - helping you get ahead in your challenging and rewarding profession.

First Research Industry and State/Province Reports

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In today’s competitive landscape, professionals must stand out from the crowd by bringing real value and insight to the table. First Research Industry Profiles and State/Province Profiles provide detailed industry analysis and state economics analysis. In a matter of minutes you can gain key insights into your industry or state. The First Research Profiles provide information across an array of industries and niche markets that can be easily accessed and configured to help you and your clients address specific business issues, avoid risks, and capture opportunities. Now available as a subscription!



Risk Premium Toolkit

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Designed by Roger Grabowski and James Harrington, the Valuation Handbook  Risk Premium Toolkit (formerly the Risk Premium Calculator) is a web-based model that offers defensible cost of capital measures, particularly for small target companies. Users can enter 1-18 inputs and the online Toolkit instantly delivers a fully customizable “Executive Summary” in Microsoft Word format that includes sourcing, key inputs, and a concluded range of cost of equity capital estimates using both the buildup and CAPM methods. In addition, a detailed record of all inputs, outputs, and calculations is exported to a “Support and Detail” Microsoft Excel workbook.  Use of the Toolkit ensures accuracy and prevents spreadsheet errors.

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Our timely webinars and workshops keep you on the cutting edge of the profession.  Earn interactive CPE credits and interact with the most preeminent thought-leaders in the profession. Training packs of past sessions and self-study CPE are also available for many of our sessions. Register for our next webinar:

BVR's Special Reports and Guides

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BVR's Special Reports and Guides, authored by top thought-leaders, are the essential reference tools you need to stay current with the state of the profession. Many of our publications are offered in print, e-Book, Kindle-friendly, and online formats. Check out our newest publications on Healthcare Compensation, Benchmarking Identifiable Intangibles, Normalizaton Adjustments, and more!

Cost of Capital Resource Center

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BVR's Cost of Capital Resource Center has the latest and most up-to-date valuation data and analysis possible for financial professionals. We are committed to continually furthering and adding to the analysis available, and to providing you with useful resources, including the new Duff & Phelps Valuation Handbook.  

Healthcare Resource Center

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The Healthcare Resource Center is the leading sources for news, analysis and tools related to every aspect of value and financial leadership in the healthcare industry.  BVR provides best-in-class healthcare value resources on risk management and cost of capital implications, specialty practice benchmarking, the effect of healthcare reform on future cash flows, and much more.

Intellectual Property Resource Center

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We recognize the increasing importance of accurate and defensible intangible property and intellectual property valuations not only to fulfill compliance requirements, but also to sustain business growth strategies worldwide. You can count on BVR for authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion as it relates specifically to valuation of intangible property.

BV Compensation Resource Center

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A private company owner's compensation is among the most contested issues in a business valuation, right up there with discounts and premium issues. To help you navigate this complicated issue, we have developed the BV Compensation Resource Center that puts all our compensation resources in one place.

Pratt's Stats - Private Company Merger & Acquisition Transaction Database

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Every stakeholder in private company deals can rely on Pratt's Stats – the leading private company merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction database. This deal transaction database, available exclusively through Business Valuation Resources, boasts the most complete financial details on 22,900+ acquired private companies.

Business Valuation Update

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The Business Valuation Update is the leading newsletter in the business valuation profession with the widest range of news, analysis, and expert debate on the most challenging valuation issues. Timely articles by top experts in the profession, court case digests, and more guarantees you won't want to miss a single issue.

Economic Outlook Update — Monthly & Quarterly Updates

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The Economic Outlook Update™ is a must-have quarterly update on the national economy that provides excellent support for the economic outlook section of a valuation report. The EOU now includes a monthly update as well as a state-by-state summary of economic information sites.

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