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Valuing Residential and Nonresidential Construction Companies: Opportunities for Business Appraisers in Today’s Market

When looking to appraise or value both residential and commercial construction companies, there are many unique factors to consider that set this industry apart from others. In BVR’s new special report, What It’s Worth: Valuing Residential and Commercial Construction Companies, expert Pasquale Rafanelli covers the opportunities these types of valuations can provide for business appraisers, which we’ve excerpted here. Read more >>

10 Unique Factors That Drive Paving Company Value

When looking to appraise or value paving companies, there are many unique factors to consider that set this industry apart from others: the seasonality of the business, specific bidding requirements for federal, state, and local governments, as well as contracted set asides for businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans. There are even special rules for determining what qualifies for these ownership types. Read more >>

Examining the Correlation Between IP and Startup Valuations

In a recent article published in the Business Valuation Update, Efrat Kasznik (Foresight Valuation Group) covered six of the most common questions that routinely come up with regard to the correlation between intellectual property (IP) and startup valuations. These questions are important for each startup (particularly in the software industry) looking to manage IP as a strategic business asset. Read more >>

Delaware Court of Chancery says no to expert’s novel approach to beta calculation

In an appraisal proceeding in which the Delaware Court of Chancery favored the discounted cash flow analysis as the means with which to determine fair value, the court had sharp words for the company expert’s decision to introduce a new way for calculating equity beta. Read more >>

Connecticut court affirms lower court's decision not to tax affect

In a buyout dispute involving a Connecticut family business, an appellate court recently upheld the trial court’s earlier decision not to tax affect the earnings of the company in valuing the departing shareholder’s interest, even though experts for both sides tax affected. Read more >>

2019 Key Business Valuation and Damages Cases

At the end of every year, BVLaw takes stock of valuation and damages cases that have dominated the conversation among financial experts by making law or influencing in some other way attitudes on key valuation issues. Here is our selection of 2019 cases by Sylvia Golden, Esq., BVR’s executive legal editor. Read more >>

Value Drivers and Considerations for Valuing Hotels

While hotels are a business and as such may be appraised as any other business would be, there are some distinguishing factors that valuation experts need to consider. As with any business being valued, each case will be different, and there may be other tangible and intangible assets to consider for your subject hotel. Read more >>

Is Your Cost of Capital Data Backing You Into a Corner?

In a recent article from the Business Valuation Update, we covered a court case that was a good example of a cost of capital analysis gone awry. One of the problems the financial expert had was trying to use her professional judgment on one of the inputs, but the data she used did not support her opinion. So she found herself in the uncomfortable position of trying to explain why she chose not to go where the data were leading her. Read more >>

Six Profit Indicators to Consider When Valuing Veterinary Practices

The various attributes of a veterinary clinic, such as location, the affluence of clientele, and the quality of medicine practiced, may all be outstanding and provide support for value considerations in veterinary practices. However, such characteristics do not provide insights into the profitability of the practice. Read more >>

Regulatory Considerations Affecting Tax-Exempt Healthcare Entities

In addition to IRS and taxation considerations, tax-exempt healthcare entities must comply with the same federal and state regulations regarding the transfer of property or services as for-profit entities. Outlined in The BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, 4th edition, the chapter author Robert F. Reilly, MBA, CPA/ABV/CFF, provides a brief overview of some of the regulatory considerations that a valuation analyst should be aware of in property or services transfer transactions. Read more >>

Tales From the Trenches: How to Successfully Use Statistics—Without Being a Data Guru

Mark Twain said there are “lies, damned lies and statistics.” Some valuation experts may be uncomfortable using statistics in an engagement. But you don’t have to be a statistics guru to successfully use them when the engagement calls for it. For instance, many damages litigations include the use of regression analyses and/or statistical sampling. Both are statistical methods of determining the amount of damages in a dispute. Read more >>

Case Study: How an expert business appraiser used DealStats to value a popular Italian restaurant in California

BVR’s most recent case study explains how a valuation professional used DealStats to help determine the value of an Italian restaurant and how the platform provided the real-world data necessary to arrive at a reliable value conclusion. Read more >>

10 tips for business valuation report writing and standards compliance

How to write a business valuation report may seem an unlikely subject. However, several current trends reflect confusion in this area and make it surprisingly relevant. In BVR’s evergreen special report, “How to Write Bulletproof Valuation Reports,” expert valuator Sheri Schultz provides her top 10 practical tips for best report-writing practices. Read more >>

Grow your business valuation practice with unique content that showcases your expertise

As a financial professional, you know the value of staying in touch with your clients and prospects, but where do you start and how do you find the time to create unique content to engage your audience and add value to their professional lives? Content marketing, the creation and sharing of online materials such as blog posts, videos, and social media posts, has gained popularity in recent years. Why? Because consumers are now more than ever attracted to friendly brands that focus on relationship building. Read more >>

Key Updates and Insights in the U.S. Economy

Having a firm grasp on the current state of the economy is vital to any business valuation engagement. Business valuation experts and many other industry professionals rely on economic indicators as a key point of reference in their work. Economic factors can have a significant impact when valuing businesses, evaluating mergers and acquisitions, and a variety of other financial analyses. Read more >>

Tax Court adopts tax-affected valuation of PTE without overturning Gross

For years, the appraisal community has wondered when the U.S. Tax Court will recognize the need for tax affecting when valuing pass-through entities (PTE) and how the court will square its decision with precedent, i.e., the Gross case in which the Tax Court rejected the taxpayer’s tax-affected valuation. Read more >>

Building a credible forecast for brand valuation

The most visible and recognizable intangible asset for a firm is its brand. A brand contains legal protections that trigger value. But knowing how to quantify the latter in view of the former can be perplexing to even the most experienced valuation professional. According to expert Mike Pellegrino, the author of BVR’s guide on Intellectual Property Valuation, there are some fundamental, underlying legal rights that provide brands monopoly protection and, ultimately, their value. Read more >>

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