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New Guidance in Updated Edition of Economic Damages Book

The editors of The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, Nancy J. Fannon, CPA, ASA, MCBA (Marcum LLP), and Jonathan M. Dunitz, Esq. (Verrill Dana), talk about the book and give some insights on economic damages.

Aruba Networks: Should Appraisals Rely on Unaffected Market Price?

Delaware appraisal decisions in recent years have effectively endorsed the concept that the price paid in an arm’s-length transaction is “fair value” when there has been a “robust” sales process. This article examines the “troubling” ruling in which the court based its appraisal solely on the unaffected market price.

Testing the S Corp Value Premium for Realism and Reasonableness

Not long ago, we attended the author’s session at a NACVA conference where she presented on this topic. We asked her for this article, which has some key takeaways from that session as well as from a longer paper she wrote.

Users Reveal Insights and Tips on DealStats and the GCTM

A valuation expert and a business broker/appraiser give some insight into the use of the new DealStats database and some comments on a few aspects of the guideline company transaction method.

Industry Snapshot: Home Hospice Firms

An at-a-glance overview of the valuation nuances of home hospices firms, based on a webinar presented by Darcy Devine and William Hamilton, who are both with Buckhead FMV.

Recap of the AM&AA 2018 Summer Conference

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2018 Summer Conference had a single track focused on doing business in the intermediary market. Attendees included investors, intermediaries, consultants, and industry partners, from across North America, Europe, as well as Asia.

Work File Checklist for the Tax Amortization Benefit

A practice aid based on the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) for the Certified in Entity and Intangibles Valuation (CEIV) credential.

BVU News and Trends October 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends October 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Heavy Construction Companies: Government Contracts, Damages and Valuation

Big projects come with big headaches. The legal, financial, and economic risks associated with complex, long-term heavy construction projects can be significant. The architects of this program, James O’Brien and Roy Meyers, will guide you from the bidding process through finalizing the punch list of items for the project. Learn the importance of documentation to substantiate both financial and operational issues with contemporaneous records to address delays, cost overruns, damages, and the impact to the ...

Veterinary Practices: Unleashing Value

© 2018 Business Valuation Resources, LLC. All Rights Reserved. September 26, 2018 Webinar Handbook Veterinary Practices: Unleashing Value Featuring: Mary Beth Koester (Rea & Associates) Veterinary Practices: Unleashing Value Please note: This Handbook does not qualify for self study CPE credits. Copyright © 2018 Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR). All rights reserved. The materials contained herein represent the opinions of each contributing author, not those of BVR. Please note this handbook cannot be reproduced ...

Mock IRS Audit: Real World Valuation Examples on Working with the IRS (A BVR Web Workshop)

During this session Mike Gregory and Bryant Lancaster will provide you with a real world mock estate IRS audit example based on a case the two worked on together. After a couple of real world “war stories” and an initial introduction to IRS processes and procedures to help you understand the mock audit, Mike and Bryant will play the roles of the IRS business valuer and the taxpayer’s business valuer while narrating the process to ...

Better. Faster. Free. How Business Intermediaries Can Excel with DealStats (A Free Webinar)

Listing a business with well researched comps and data backed analysis gives confidence to both the advisor and business owner. In this special session, designed for business intermediaries and business brokers, learn how to use DealStats (formerly Pratt’s Stats) to identify and analyze comparable private business sales. DealStats has advanced search functionality and built-in analysis tools to take the pain out of doing market research. Join over 10,000 deal professionals who make up the BVR ...

Calculation Engagements: The REAL Story

The authors respond the article "'Breaking Bad' in the Valuation Profession" and discuss recent AICPA guidance on calculation engagements.

Give the Market a Voice: Applying the Market Approach in Healthcare Business Valuations

The Market Approach often gets ignored in favor of the Income and Asset Approaches for a variety of reasons including a lack of comparable transactions, limited comparability with whatever market data does exist, and a general lack of contextual information related to precedent deals. In this webinar, William Hamilton will address industry-specific issues related to applying the Market Approach in healthcare business valuations. The Market Approach is a very important reasonableness check that shouldn’t be ...

Calculation Engagements: Risks, Rewards and New Guidance

Are you frustrated with the chatter and discussion on the uses of calculations under the AICPA SSVS (Valuation Standards)? Do you feel like the business valuation profession is “Breaking Bad” with the use of calculations of value? Because of the misunderstandings about calculations the AICPA has taken the unusual step of issuing a non-authoritative pronouncement entitled Calculation Engagements Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This is a must read and Jim Alerding, one of the authors of ...

Stale Fairness Opinions in Related Party Transactions Should Be Updated

It is common practice for proxy statements to contain fairness opinions that are dated weeks (or months) prior to the mailing date. Typically, they are not reviewed in the interim, which can be a problem.

Letter to the Editor: Comments on Adequate Sample Size in the Transaction Method

A letter to the editor in response to the article “Valuation Experts Clash Over Analysis of Transactional Data” and accompanying supplement that appeared in the April 2018 issue of BVU.

Valuation Expert Gains Key Insights—By Buying a Small Business

A valuation expert turns company acquiror and gets a unique perspective on evaluating firms for valuation or transaction purposes.

BVU News and Trends September 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

New Board and Pending Standards Highlight PCAOB Update

At the recent ASA/USC 13th Annual Fair Value Conference in Los Angeles, George Wilfert, deputy director of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), gave an update on the organization's activities.

Work File Checklist for Contributory Asset Charges

Based on the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) for the Certified in Entity and Intangibles Valuation (CEIV) credential, this checklist helps document contributory asset charges, which are charges against revenues to reflect a fair return on or return of contributory assets used in the generation of the cash flows associated with the intangible asset being valued.

A Method for Quantifying Contract Renewal Risk in Valuations

A formula that explicitly incorporates the assumed probability of renewal in the valuation of businesses that depend on contracts, licenses, or permits for their future cash flows; it builds on the Gordon growth model and the formula for the future value of a growing annuity.

Global BVU News and Trends September 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Prospective Financial Modeling with Excel

Getting started: Define the modeling objectives Developing the assumptions Sufficient relevant data Sample size Evaluate data integrity and reliability Building the model Designing the model to address the objectives or stated problem Continuity with historic data Integrated progressive sub-models Movable and scalable models Evaluating precision Precision vs. Reasonable certainty Establishing a baseline Minimizing forecasting errors Identifying issues Data based errors Calculation Errors Outlier values Anomalies and random events Common sense and professional judgement ...

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