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12 Practical Ideas From NACVA’s 2018 Annual Conference

The ability to gather all kinds of useful tips and advice from leading valuation practitioners is one of the benefits of attending conferences. There was no shortage of good ideas at the annual conference of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) in Las Vegas. Here are just a few pieces of helpful guidance from some of the sessions. Read more >>

How to document the selection of a royalty rate when valuing intellectual property assets or rights

Under the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) for the Certified in Entity and Intangibles Valuation (CEIV) credential, valuation experts will be expected to have a certain amount of documentation in their work files. Regardless of whether you hold the CEIV credential or not, anyone doing fair value for financial reporting should comply with these new rules. This post covers how to document the selection of a royalty rate when valuing intellectual property assets or rights. Read more >>

DOL urges court to uphold judgment against trustee in Brundle ESOP litigation

In the ongoing Brundle v. Wilmington Trust ESOP saga, which is now in the appeals stage, the Department of Labor recently filed an amicus brief in support of the district court’s $29.8 million judgment against the ESOP trustee. The case arose out of a plan participant’s claim that the ESOP trustee breached its fiduciary duties to the plan by causing the ESOP to pay more than fair market value for the employer’s stock. Read more >>

Healthcare valuation 101: Surgery center case study

In BVR’s recent webinar, Healthcare Valuation 101, Jim Lloyd and Kathryn Culver (both of PYA) presented a case study in which their client engaged them to value a controlling interest in a multispecialty surgery center. Keep reading for the key facts on the case and be sure to watch the webinar clip in which the presenters cover the case study in detail. Read more >>

DealStats: The future of comparable M&A transaction analysis is here

Explore the new DealStats platform that's revolutionizing comparable transaction analysis and providing business appraisers an objective reference point when benchmarking or valuing businesses. Learn about how DealStats offers statistics on private and public M&A transactions including valuation multiples, purchase price allocations, and more. Read more >>

ASA squarely aligns itself with trustee and appraiser in Brundle ESOP litigation

One of the most controversial ESOP cases, Brundle v. Wilmington Trust, has now entered the appeals court phase. In 2017, the district court found that the trustee had caused the plan to overpay by $29.8 million by failing to scrutinize the financial advisor’s obviously flawed valuation analysis and value conclusions. The trustee and valuator had strong ESOP credentials. Read more >>

Grow your business valuation practice and brand with these top tips

I want to grow my business valuation practice and brand, but where do I start? Business Valuation Update had the pleasure of talking with Debby Sweeney and Mellanie Bartlett, co-owners of Sweeney & Bartlett Marketing Partners Inc. Sweeney and Bartlett work with a number of business valuation (BV) firms, as well as other professional service firms, including attorneys, CPAs, and professional associations, to help them build their corporate and individual brands. Read more >>

Delaware Chancery explains logic behind use of market price in Aruba case

After the petitioners in a statutory appraisal action recently lost big, they undertook a multifaceted assault on the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision to use the unaffected market price as the indicator of value. Their motion for reargument went nowhere. Read more >>

Valuing goodwill in divorce: State-by-state breakdown of enterprise & professional goodwill jurisprudence

Appraisers working on divorce cases know that goodwill is a fundamental concept they have to master. What makes it challenging is that divorce is a state matter and that different states adhere to different rules as to how to treat goodwill. BVR is excited to offer legal and valuation professionals a handy reference guide that includes a state-by-state breakdown of goodwill jurisprudence Read more >>

Last chance to take survey on growing controversy over the ABV credential

Leading members of the CPA/ABV community ask that you take a survey on the AICPA’s decision to open up the ABV credential to non-CPAs. The survey will be closed soon, so please make your voice heard on this important matter. Read more >>

How to document the life for the projection period with respect to noncontractual customer-related intangible assets

Under the new requirements for fair value for financial reporting, valuation experts will be expected to have a certain amount of documentation in their work files. The new requirements are contained in the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) for the Certified in Entity and Intangibles Valuation (CEIV) credential. Regardless of whether you hold the CEIV credential or not, anyone doing fair value for financial reporting should comply with these new rules. Read more >>

AICPA’s move to allow non-CPAs to get ABV sparks strong reaction

A number of prominent CPA/ABVs are urging the AICPA to reconsider a recent decision by its governing board to allow non-CPAs to be eligible for the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential. Please take a survey and give your thoughts. Read more >>

Can a nonprofessional business have personal goodwill? Arkansas court explains

Arkansas is one of the many states that differentiate between enterprise goodwill and personal goodwill. The former is marital property and divisible at divorce; the latter is not. A question that has come up in recent years is whether the owner of a nonprofessional business can claim personal goodwill whose value is excludable from the marital estate. Read more >>

Special Situations Affecting Home Healthcare Value

Healthcare is arguably the most highly regulated industry in the country. For any healthcare valuation, appraisers should have a reasonable understanding of regulations affecting healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations and a grasp of the current changes that Congress and state legislatures may enact. Excerpted from the Guide to Ancillary Healthcare Services Valuation, here are some special considerations to take into account when valuing home healthcare businesses. Read more >>

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