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What It's Worth: Accounting Firm Value (PDF)

November 2015 978-1-62150-058-2 PDF (85 pages)

BVR’s new What It’s Worth series starts out with Accounting Firm Value, which offers an in depth look at the value drivers in and the valuation of accounting firms. This report contains vital advice from industry experts for both firm owners and the appraisers who value them. These experts share their vast knowledge and best practices, which will bring readers up-to-date on the pressing issues and key drivers of practice value, along with data analysis that shows the latest benchmarks in accounting firm valuation. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2017 Edition

February 2017 Hardcover, PDF (349 pages)

BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2017. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation including IRC Sec. 2704, DLOM, cost of capital, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Valuing Electrical Contracting Companies

July 2017 PDF (105 pages)

BVR's special report, What It’s Worth: Valuing Electrical Contracting Companies, is your resource for understanding the accounting, operational, and workforce components that affect value within this dynamic industry. With guidance from valuation experts Erin Hollis, Matthew Crane, and others, this report explores the components that go into valuing electrical contractors, as well as the risk factors associated with their operations. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Valuing HVAC Companies

August 2017 PDF (93 pages)

BVR's new special report, "What It's Worth: Valuing HVAC Companies," covers the unique factors that drive HVAC company value, the fundamental ways to measure what a business is worth, insight into the current market for HVAC companies, and how to boost the value of your HVAC business before cashing out. This comprehensive resource is a must-have to benchmark the value of an HVAC company. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2018 Edition

February 2018 Hardcover, PDF

BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2018. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2019 Edition

February 2019 Hardcover, PDF

BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2019. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

The BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, Fourth Edition

May 2016 Hardcover, PDF (1,153 pages)

Mark Dietrich

The new edition of the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, is the premier resource for appraisers, attorneys, and healthcare administrators involved in any healthcare valuation. Edited by renowned valuation thought leader Mark Dietrich, and co-published with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), this comprehensive guide addresses all aspects of healthcare valuation. Learn more >>

Dates for your business valuation diary

IVSC-WAVO Global Valuation Conference 2019—13-14 June, Frankfurt, Germany ...

BV movers . . .

Richard Hayler (FCA) has joined Deloitte Southeast Asia as the Lead Partner for Disputes specialising in valuation, financial and accounting issues.

Dates for your business valuation diary

IVSC-WAVO Global Valuation Conference 2019,13-14 June, Frankfurt, Germany ...

Dates for your business valuation diary

ICAEW Practical Business Valuation, 11 and 25 September and 11 and 25 November, London ...

Dates for your business valuation diary

ICAEW Practical Business Valuation, 11 and 25 September and 11 and 25 November, London ...

Debunking the Myth That Business Valuers Lowball Brand Values

How does something as emotional and intangible as brands and someone as fact-based and conservative as an accountant fit together? Not particularly well, according to marketers and brand valuation specialists. When they say “accountant,” however, what they’re really referring to are valuation professionals who happen to practice outside of the world of marketing.

BVA Profile: An Expatriate’s Perspective on Australian BV

BVA recently spoke with John-Henry Eversgerd, a valuation specialist in Australia with over 20 years of valuation and financial analysis experience. In the interview, Eversgerd, who is from the United States but has worked and lived in Australia since 2008, talks about the valuation industry here and makes comparisons to the larger valuation scene in America. He is one of the founders of the BVA and has launched and led a valuation practice at an Australian boutique advisory firm. He is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser—Business Valuation of the American Society of Appraisers, a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

More Common Sense—Less Theory and Fewer Models—Needed in Business Valuation

Pablo Fernandez is a professor in the department of financial management at the University of Navarra—IESE Business School in Spain (ranked No. 5 in the world for full-time MBAs by The Economist). A widely published author, he conducts a survey of market risk premiums and risk-free rates used in countries around the world. His recent paper, “CAPM: An Absurd Model,” created a stir in the business valuation community.

More M&A Activity Anticipated, Though S&P/ASX200 Index to Drop, Survey Predicts

A recently published survey by the financial advisory services firm KPMG predicts that merger and acquisition deals in Australia will be on the increase this year, even as many respondents believe companies from a number of sectors have been overvalued in the recent past.

Indefinite Is Not Infinite—Solving a Dichotomy in Trademark Valuation

The valuation of an intangible asset is based on its useful life. For trademarks, appraisers regularly opt for an indefinite life, when no obvious factors exist that would limit the future economic life of the trademark. Almost all brands are however finite, and assuming indefiniteness can have two serious effects: one on value and one on accounting. The following article discusses such effects and suggests some guidelines and tools for how to analyse the life cycle of a brand and how to estimate its remaining useful life (RUL).

DLOMs in Fair Value Cases: Lack of Marketability Does Not Cause Private Company Discounts

Are private companies worth less than public companies solely because they are not publicly traded or because of other identifiable factors (some of which would apply to various public companies as well)? A school of thought consisting of experienced and thoughtful experts believes they are. U.S. valuers Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski set forth this view ...

Beyond All Comparables: Lessons to Learn From the Kingfisher Airlines Brand Valuation

Recently, India’s Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) announced it would probe the valuation of the Kingfisher Airlines trademark and whether the trademark was fraudulently inflated to get more funds from banks. The officials of the now-defunct airline, bank representatives, and a corporate finance advisory firm who had valued the brand are being investigated.

Business Valuation OIV Journal Fall 2018

Business Valuation OIV Journal has been created by Organismo Italiano di Valutazione (OIV), the Italian Valuation Standard Setter, to provide a forum for discussion and to foster cultural progress in the field of business valuation. In this issue, articles include "Implied Cost of Capital: How to Calculate It and How to Use It"; "Solvency II Framework in Insurance Equity Valuation: Some Critical Issues"; and "Bank Valuation Using Multiples in U.S. and Europe: A Historical Perspective".

Business Valuation OIV Journal Spring 2019

Business Valuation OIV Journal has been created by Organismo Italiano di Valutazione (OIV), the Italian Valuation Standard Setter, to provide a forum for discussion and to foster cultural progress in the field of business valuation. In this issue, articles include "Company Valuation as Result of Risk Analysis: Replication Approach as an Alternative to the CAPM"; "Residual Income Model and Abnormal Returns: A Comparison to Factor Styles and Sell-Side Analysts"; and "Critical Issues When Valuating Small Businesses".

Valuation Multiples for Accounting Firms Per Pratt’s Stats

Editor’s note: It’s merger mania time for accounting firms—and it won’t let up anytime soon, according to the new 2015-2016 Rosenberg MAP Survey of CPA firms. This article examines recent transaction data for sales of accounting firms to help valuation an ...

Expert’s Detailed Risk Analysis Bolsters Use of Deep Discount in Law Firm Valuation

In buyout dispute over law firm interest, court credits firm’s expert, noting his extensive relevant experience, his taking care to value interest under fair market value standard, as required by the partnership agreement, and his detailed risk analysis to support a deep discount.

High Court Dissent Rebukes Chancery’s Analysis in Option Valuation Case

In medical company valuation case, high court affirms award to option holders based on deference owed to trial court’s findings of historical fact; dissent says Chancery’s dismissal ...

Some of the best accounting firms to work for do BV

Accounting Today has announced its list of 2017 Best Accounting Firms to Work For, based on a firm’s workplace environment and employee feedback.

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