Preview of the June issue of Business Valuation Update

BVWireIssue #164-3
May 18, 2016

Here’s what you’ll see:

  • DLOMs in N.Y. Fair Value Cases: Private Company Discounts Are Not Caused by Lack of Marketability (Gilbert E. Matthews).  The author believes no private-company discount is attributable to closely held or private company status as such, and he presents his thinking in this ongoing discussion over DLOM in fair value proceedings.
  • Definitional Problem Underlies N.Y. Courts’ Unfair DLOM Stance (Chris E. Best). In this Letter to the Editor, the managing director of Acclaro Valuation Advisers supports a call for the BV profession to take a consistent stance on this issue.
  • ESOP Valuations in the Wake of ‘Final’ DOL Rule (BVR Editor). Experts comment on the recent DOL final rule that removed ESOP appraisals from fiduciary treatment. But the appraiser-as-fiduciary issue is not completely put to rest.
  • Attorneys Reveal Seven Surprising Views on Expert Depositions (Sylvia Golden). A recent workshop on expert testimony offered some unusual views from two experienced litigators on how to work with and against experts.
  • Book Review: What’s New and Noteworthy in the DP 2016 Valuation Handbook (Ronald L. Seigneur). Refinements and addition to the Duff & Phelps 2016 Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital.
  • Valuation and Forensics Expert Provides Tips on Damages Engagements (BVR Editor). An interview with Lee D. Sanderson, founder of Valuation Forensics LLC.

The issue also includes:

  • Regular Features: BV News At-a-Glance, Ask the Experts, Tip of the Month, Pratt’s Stats MVIC/EBITDA Trends, Economic Outlook for the Month, and Cost of Capital Center.
  • BV Case Update and Analysis: The latest court cases that involve business valuation issues.

To read these articles, regular features, and case digests, see the June issue of Business Valuation Update.

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