News Category: global business valuation


Indiana and South Carolina courts issue key discount rulings

The Indiana Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued noteworthy rulings on the appropriateness of discounts in valuing minority interests. The contexts in which the issue arose were different, but both situations amounted to a compelled buyback of shares. Read more >>

How Has the Coronavirus Affected Consumer Confidence, Retail Sales, and Unemployment?

When it comes to saving time and effort when performing economic research, where is the best place to start given the current climate due to the coronavirus pandemic? The Economic Outlook Update (EOU), published by Business Valuation Resources, reports digest expansive research from the leading authoritative sources into one convenient report. Get a sneak peek of our April 2020 EOU report. Read more >>

Cybersecurity Risk in the Business Valuation Profession

Every company—large and small alike—now faces material risks related to data security and privacy concerns that need to be addressed when performing a business valuation. This is a challenging area for valuators because it is a complex issue and there is little guidance or empirical data to help quantify these risks. Fortunately, ideas and techniques are emerging to help pave the way to better understand and measure the impact of data security and cyber liability risks on the value of a business. Read more >>

A Closer Look at BVR’s New Guideline Public Company Comps Tool

BVR is excited to announce the release of its new Guideline Public Company Comps Tool (GPCCT), a state-of-the-art, web-based platform that offers access to complete financial statements, financial ratios, and multiples for comparable companies—and even includes an Excel add-in. Read more >>

Business interruption cases and the role financial experts can play

Filing a business interruption claim has become one of the go-to moves for businesses as they try to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. A discussion of two cases that were adjudicated just before the COVID-19 crisis came into relief explains the trajectory many claims, including claims arising out of the COVID-19 crisis, may take and points to opportunities for damages experts. Read more >>

Force Majeure: Examining the Post COVID-19 Intercompany Agreement Reality

As COVID-19 continues to shift everyday life and the global economy, accounting professionals are looking for information to help guide their clients through these trying times. These organizations will lean on their in-house experience and should pay close attention to the lessons learned during the 2008 market crisis. Force Majeure is a clause included within an agreement that is commonly referred to as the “Act of God” clause. The clause is generally intended for acts of nature that were unpredictable such as floods, fires, or earthquakes but are not limited to these examples. Force Majeure clauses use specific language in transactions that can absolve the involved parties of their responsibilities. This allows the opportunity to renegotiate when an event occurs that is outside the control of either party. Read more >>

Business interruption and other legal claims arising out of COVID-19 crisis

Just as the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 brought businesses and economic activity to a sudden halt, an ABA panel discussed the grave effects on businesses and the legal doctrines available to business owners to mitigate the economic injury stemming from business interruption and unforeseeable circumstances. Read more >>

How BVR Is Helping to Keep You Connected During Coronavirus

As the world continues to feel the crippling effects of coronavirus, we can’t help but observe the ingenuity and compassion that citizens are showing for their communities. Musicians are hosting live concerts on social media, online subscriptions are discounted left and right, and events all over the world are transforming to webcast versions for all to utilize. We are entering an era of adaptation in a way the world has never seen—and BVR is here for it. Here are some ways BVR is supporting the valuation community during this unpredictable, uncertain time. Read more >>

How Is Coronavirus Affecting the Business Valuation Community?

The unpredictable coronavirus is disrupting work plans of valuation and accounting firms and impacting the global market. Conferences are being postponed and offering webcast versions, firms are limiting travel, supervisors are encouraging virtual meetings, and new ways to help prevent the spread of the disease are introduced every day. Here are some recent developments, issues, and advice that everyone should consider, including factors to favor when performing a valuation in this turbulent, uncertain time. Read more >>

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 >>

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