Preview of the November 2020 issue of Business Valuation Update

BVWireIssue #217-2
October 14, 2020

Here’s what you’ll see:

  • Estimating a COVID-19 Marketability Discount for Small Businesses” (Gregory R. Caruso, JD, CPA, CVA, Harvest Business Advisors). A framework of thinking for developing a marketability discount for a control interest on a small business in the wake of the pandemic.
  • Attorneys and Valuers Link Up at AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference” (BVR Editors). Coverage of several sessions that include tips on managing client expectations in uncertain times and the new “abnormal” with respect to executive compensation.
  • Recap of the VSCPA Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services Conference” (BVR Editors). Timely topics include how BVFLS experts are accounting for the impact of COVID-19, reviewing a valuation report, an estate/trust update, and a new idea to boost your practice. This two-day event was sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).
  • COVID-19 to Trigger More Requests for ‘Risky’ Calculation Reports, Expert Says” (BVR Editors). It’s a settled matter about whether calculation reports “can” be used, but “should” they be used is another issue. Veteran valuation expert Kevin Yeanoplos (Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos PC) explores this concern in a session at the recent BVFLS conference sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).
  • Sink or Swim: The New World of Virtual Testimony” (BVR Editors). Most people do not realize how different it is appearing in court through virtual technology compared to being there in person. Fortunately, some attorneys and valuation experts have gone through this experience, and they share their advice on how to make the best of it.
  • Company or Damage Valuation in a Mediation Context” (Charles Markowicz, Costmasters Center for Dispute Resolution, Belgium). The number of online mediations has soared due to the pandemic. This article outlines the standard phases of a valuator-assisted mediation and the concept of the best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA) and includes some real-world case studies.

The issue also includes:

  • An expanded section of “BV News and Trends/Global BV News and Trends.”
  • Regular features: “Ask the Experts” and “Tip of the Month.”
  • BV data spotlight: “DealStats MVIC/EBITDA Trends,” “Stout Restricted Stock Study and DLOM Calculator,” “Economic Outlook for the Month,” and the “Cost of Capital Center.”
  • BVLaw Case Update: The latest court cases that involve business valuation issues.

To stay current on business valuation, check out the November 2020 issue of Business Valuation Update.

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