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What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry (PDF)

August 2016 PDF (66 pages)

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry helps you navigate the swirl of issues that surround providing services to cannabis businesses. The authors, experts who know this industry inside and out, walk readers through the unique aspects of a cannabis business’s financial records, key valuation challenges, benchmarking data, and more. 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 >>

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 >>

Internet Domain Valuation: Not Just Economic Theory

For many people, establishing the value of an internet domain name appears to be a well-defined black-and-white process that considers a variety of economic variables and formulae to obtain a satisfactory conclusion. But, ultimately, determining that amount is much more an art than a science. Domain names are one of the few items whose value is truly specific, based primarily on the price a buyer is willing to pay and the seller to accept.

Cannabis Industry and Valuation Update

As a high growth industry, cannabis business valuations are in demand. But, in this highly regulated industry, many “must know” considerations impact engagements. Join experts Brenda Clarke, Stacey Udell, and Ron Seigneur for a discussion of the trends and opportunities facing the cannabis industry. Learn about the sales and tax issues that must be considered, and get an update on M&A and investment activity that are powering values. This experienced panel answers your cannabis questions ...

Cannabis and Hemp: Valuation and Industry Update

As a high growth industry, cannabis and hemp business valuations and damages assessments are in demand. But, in this highly regulated industry, many “must know” considerations impact these engagements. Join experts Ron Seigneur and Ryan Cram for a discussion of the trends and opportunities facing these dynamic industry segments. Learn about the continuing regulatory and tax issues that must be considered and get an update on M&A and investment activity that are powering values. Ron ...

Book Review: The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide

Neal Beaton reviews an “indispensable resource” for investors, owners, managers, attorneys, accountants, and valuation analysts alike working with or alongside professionals within the evolving cannabis industry.

Market research for the cannabis industry

Business appraisers who are valuing firms in the cannabis industry have a new resource for market research: The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, which is published by ArcView.

Coping With the Challenges of Valuing a Cannabis-Related Firm

Editor’s note: Valuing a cannabis-related business is not much different from valuing any other business except for one important fact: This business is based on a product that is illegal to grow or sell under current federal law. How this challenge is de ...

New edition of cannabis market research guide

For business appraisers who are valuing firms in the cannabis industry, The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, 7th edition, is now available.

Court Says Daubert’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Role Favors Inclusion, Not Exclusion

In contract and tort case, court declines to exclude plaintiff’s damages expert, noting court’s gatekeeping function “is not a role that emphasizes exclusion of expert testimony”; expert’s background in economics and business valuation experience qualified him to value subject company.

NYSSCPA to hold cannabis conference December 11 in New York City

If you’re either currently working with or considering a cannabis client, check out the 2018 Cannabis Conference on December 11 in New York City to be held by the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).

Price tag on Washington cannabis retailers ‘defies logic’ from valuation angle

Uncle Ike’s and Main Street Marijuana are the two highest grossing cannabis retailers in the state of Washington.

What Appraisers Should Know About the History and Regulation of Cannabis

Key background information to know before doing a valuation engagement in this emerging industry.

Appraisers eye booming cannabis industry

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

New resource for valuation of cannabiz

The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide is a new book from Canna Valuation, a firm devoted to the licensed and regulated cannabis industry.

Marijuana: Value Drivers and Valuation Issues to Know in 2017

Recent elections spread recreational and medical marijuana to 29 states and have created a wealth of opportunity and uncertainty for entrepreneurs and investors as each state develops its own rules while awaiting what may happen on the federal level. In some jurisdictions, there are even local and neighborhood regulations to comply with. Join the discussion with Ed Keating and Jim Marty to ensure that you and your clients are familiar with the myriad of regulations ...

Valuation Considerations for Venture and Early-Stage Companies

There are many challenges to overcome when determining the value of high-risk, early-stage companies. Valuations must consider not only acceptable methodology, but also the present economic and market conditions. This panel discussion features venture capitalist Laura Markley, attorneys Neil Bagchi and Patrick Connelly, along with valuation experts Liza Bowersox and Stuart Neiberg. They'll cover common best practices and guidance on techniques to value early-stage companies. Learn about corporate form, practical, and "real life" impacts of ...

Expert Insights: Q&A With Ron Seigneur

Be the first to experience the debut of BVR’s newest series: Expert Insights. Join host Jim Alerding as he asks the questions you want answered. Expert Insights brings in-depth interviews and a personal perspective from those impacting the profession. In this session, join our premiere expert, Ron Seigneur, well known for both his intelligence and his personality. Take this opportunity to learn tips on building your personal brand and gaining experience as an expert witness.

Cost of Capital Professional: Gain the Edge With New Enhancements

The newest resource for developing cost of capital estimates is now even better. Since January, users have been able to use beta-adjusted size premiums, select arithmetic or geometric averages, compute weighted average cost of capital (WACC), and more. With the new enhancements, the Cost of Capital Professional has maintained its principles of simplicity, transparency, and flexibility in a world where the inputs to cost of capital have become so complex that the risk of making ...

Cost of Capital Professional: Transparent. Simple. Free.

The newest resource for developing cost of equity capital estimates has arrived. The inputs to cost of capital have become so complex that the risk of making errors has increased greatly. This new cost-effective resource from BVR integrates data from multiple sources, including University of Chicago’s Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) data, Professor Aswath Damodaran’s data resources, and the U.S. Federal Reserve on Treasury bond yields. The philosophy behind the resource is to ...

Reasonable Compensation After the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: To Infinity and Beyond

Many owner-employees are looking at their compensation options under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Join Ron Seigneur and Kevin Yeanoplos as they explore how these options impact value. The primary focus is in relation to the new 20% deduction of Qualified Business Income for eligible pass-through entities, but discussion will also include the relevant reasonable compensation impact for all business owners. Appraisers should also take this opportunity to get refreshed on owner-employee ...

Enterprise vs. Personal Goodwill: Case Studies With Legal Insights

Spend the afternoon with the “goodwill”-fellas in this case study-led session. Jim Alerding will guide you through the excess earning methods including potential modifications. MUM (multiattribute utility model) is the word for expert Ron Seigneur, who brings his experience and enjoyable perspective to the conversation. Harold Martin will focus on valuing the intangible assets as a potential third approach for keeping enterprise and personal goodwill on their respective turf.

Law Firms: Valuation and Other Consulting Opportunities

Ron Seigneur examines of one of the trickiest and, some would say, most ubiquitous professional service companies to value. Through this presentation, expert Ron Seigneur reviews the operational characteristics of law firms, the challenges they present, and how best to overcome these obstacles in the valuation process. Participants will receive a customized information request list for a law practice valuation assignment. In addition to Seigneur's past position as CFO of a 50-attorney firm, he has ...

New challenge to IRC Sec. 280E by the cannabis industry

One of the biggest problems of the legal marijuana industry is the inability to take tax deductions for normal business expenses.

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