Highlights of the May 22 issue:
  • Divorce conference speakers share valuation and legal practice tips
  • Eatery multiples in latest Duff & Phelps report
  • New edition of ASC valuation survey released
  • ASA opens nominations for Rising Stars Award
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Eatery multiples in latest Duff & Phelps report

Publicly traded quick service restaurants had a mean multiple of 16.5x (enterprise value as a multiple of EBITDA) in 2018 and are estimated to achieve a multiple of 16.8x in 2019, according to the “Restaurant Quarterly Update—Spring 2019” from Duff & Phelps.

New edition of ASC valuation survey released

Valuation multiples for controlling interests in ambulatory service centers (ASCs) are increasing, according to the “2019 ASC Valuation Survey” from HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

ASA opens nominations for Rising Stars Award

The American Society of Appraisers has launched its second annual offering of the Rising Stars, an award that honors the brightest valuation professions, age 40 and under, who have demonstrated success over the past fiscal year.

Willamette gives insights into shareholder litigation

The Spring 2019 Insights from Willamette Management Associates focuses on shareholder litigation and is edited by Kevin M. Zanni.

Global BV News: Valuation gap for financial planners in Australia

There is a wide gap between what buyers are prepared to pay for high-quality financial planning practices in Australia and those that are considered “conventional,” reports Radar Results, an M&A expert that specializes in the financial services sector.

Global BV News: RICS debuts its BV Symposium in New York City June 3

BVWire looks forward to attending the first RICS Business Valuation Symposium, a half-day event that will examine such issues as recent changes that impact global trends in valuation, fair value measurement estimates and challenges in financial reporting, how the community is responding to the new quality monitoring program, and whether advances in technology will necessitate further changes.

BV movers . . .

Luis A. Argueso and Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH, have been named partners at Boca Raton, Fla.-based HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

CPE events

Cannabis and Hemp: Valuation and Industry Update (May 28), with Ronald Seigneur (Seigneur Gustafson LLP) and Ryan Cram (Seigneur Gustafson).

Divorce conference speakers share valuation and legal practice tips

In “25 Hot Tips in 75 Minutes,” one of the most popular panels at the recent AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas, attorneys and valuation experts shared tips on how to succeed in litigation as well as in managing client relations and workflow.

Takeaways from the inaugural AAML/BVR divorce confab

Family law attorneys and financial experts converged last week in Las Vegas for the first event co-sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Sneak peek at PCAOB report reveals fair value problems

The PCAOB continues to find “frequent deficiencies in auditing unobservable inputs used to measure the fair value of certain financial instruments,” according to a staff preview of 2018 inspection observations.

NYSSCPA to webcast BV conference May 20

If you can’t make it to New York City, you can tune in and listen to a number of interesting topics at this year’s Business Valuation Conference on May 20 sponsored by the New York State Society of CPAs.

BV movers . . .

Kenneth Mathieu, CPA/CFF/ABV, has joined CRA International Inc. (CRAI) as a vice president in the firm’s forensic services practice.

CPE events

Valuation of Technology Companies: A Fair Value Update (May 16), with Antonella Puca (BlueVal Group LLC), Andreas Dal Santo (BlueVal Group LLC), and Adam Kindreich (BlueVal Group LLC). This is part of BVR’s Special Series on Fair Value.

Study launched on reasonable comp valuation practices

RCReports is currently conducting a study to find out the challenges, needs, and current practice of business valuators when determining and defending reasonable compensation, Paul Hamann, the firm’s founder and president, tells BVWire.

Global BV News: Efforts are underway to organize BV in Japan

There are currently no valuation professional organizations (VPOs) in Japan focused on business valuation, reports Tatsumi Yamada, a member of the board of trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC).

Appreciation analysis reveals owner’s substantial contribution to company’s success

Appreciation of separate property is a knotty issue whose analysis can be challenging for attorneys and valuators, but a recent Tennessee appeals court decision helps practitioners understand the framework a court may use to decide whether the nonowner spouse has a claim to the increase in value.

ASA plays to a packed house at its fair value event in New York City

An excellent program was presented to an eager crowd at the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Fair Value Conference in New York City April 30.

AICPA issues white paper on CVFI credential

The American Institute of CPAs has issued a white paper that explains the new Certified in the Valuation of Financial Instruments (CVFI) credential.

Webcast this week of the National Divorce Conference

Couldn’t make it to Vegas for this week’s AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference May 8-10?

Early bird ends soon for ASA’s 2019 Advanced BV Conference

Early bird pricing is in effect through May 15 for the ASA 2019 Advanced Business Valuation Conference in New York City on August 25-27.

BV movers . . .

Monica H. Kaden, ASA, ABV, CHFP, has joined Sobel Valuations LLC as a director of business valuations; she has been performing business valuations and litigation support for more than 20 years.

CPE events

A two-day live webcast that will feature presentations from leading matrimonial attorneys, financial, and valuation experts covering important valuation topics related to marital dissolution.

Private-company selling price/EBITDA median is 4.4x, per DealStats

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple across all industry sectors is 4.4x, according to the 2Q 2019 DealStats Value Index (DVI).

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