Highlights of the May 22 issue:
  • Takeaways from the NYSSCPA valuation conference
  • Expert partially excluded in damages case
  • BV firms look to nonfinance candidates for entry-level jobs
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Takeaways from the NYSSCPA valuation conference

BVWire attended last week’s annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and—as usual—it was an excellent event.

BV firms look to nonfinance candidates for entry-level jobs

In the face of a lack of qualified candidates to fill entry-level roles, BV firms and practices are considering nonaccounting, noneconomics, and nonfinance majors to fill these positions, according to a BVWire survey.

Full schedule available for the ASA Conference in Portland, Ore., September 15-17

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) has posted the schedule for this year’s International Appraisers Conference to be held September 15-17 in Portland, Ore.

Report examines dental practice financials

PKF O’Connor Davies has released its 2023 edition of “Dental Practices by the Numbers,” which provides key financial benchmarks.

Bloom or bust for landscaping businesses?

It’s that time of year when flowers and trees emerge and grow.

A sad note . . .

BVR is saddened to learn that Eric Allen Adamy, known as Rick, who founded an accounting firm, a business valuation firm, and helped lead civic organizations in West Michigan, passed away at age 76.

Global BV News: Last chance! Take the IVSC survey on ESG

To investigate the evolution of how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are being incorporated into the valuation process, the International Valuation Standards Council has launched a survey.

BV movers . . .

Dr. Simon von Witzleben has joined Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm, as a managing director in the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group in London.

CPE events

Power Panel: Trends and Issues in Business Valuation, May 23, 10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. ET. Featuring: Ken Pia (Marcum), Jeffrey S. Tarbell (Houlihan Lokey), Neil J. Beaton (Alvarez & Marsal), and Michelle F. Gallagher (Adamy Valuation). CPE credits: 2.0.

Expert partially excluded in damages case

In Nevada, an expert was to testify in the Las Vegas Sun’s antitrust lawsuit against the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Hitchner busts myth about using a CCF on a large firm

Many valuation analysts “would never be caught dead” valuing a large business using a capitalized cash flow (CCF), writes Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) in the latest issue of Hardball With Hitchner.

Private firms see inflation as the top risk

Over three-quarters (78%) of private companies see inflation as the most concerning business threat, according to the “Private Company Performance Report” from CitrinCooperman.

Patent infringement lawsuits are on the decline

Although the number of patents granted annually continues to rise, the number of patent infringement lawsuits filed in U.S. district courts has decreased significantly, according to a new study from Marcum.

Preview of TAF guidance on the company-specific risk premium

In the last issue, we mentioned that auditors are looking for more quantification of the company-specific risk premium.

Tomorrow! Houston ASA Energy Valuation Conference

BVR is pleased once again to partner with the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to present a live webcast of the Energy Valuation Conference tomorrow, May 16 (full day).

Has your firm any experience with college recruiting?

Has your firm reached out to colleges to recruit new hires?

Global BV News: CBV Institute uses roadshows to attract new BV candidates

To draw more professionals to the business valuation profession in Canada, the CBV Institute has been doing a series of roadshows in various cities to tout the profession’s challenging, unique, and fulfilling work.

KAPA joins the V20 Summit and Conference

The Korea Association of Property Appraisers (KAPA) is the newest participating organization for this year’s V20 Summit and Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, September 30 to October 2.

BV movers . . .

Elaine Leggett, CPA, ABV, CFF, has joined Jacobs Capital as manager of business valuation services and will also be involved in the execution of smaller M&A transactions.

CPE events

Working Capital: Considerations for Valuation, Solvency, and Fairness, May 21, 10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. ET. Featuring: Craig A. Jacobson (B | Riley Financial) and Richard Peil (B | Riley Financial). CPE credits: 2.0.

Tax rate slipup in dental practice valuation

In a North Dakota divorce case, both sides had expert valuations done on the husband’s dental practice.

Auditors need to see more quantification of company-specific risk

One of the major audit review issues is company-specific risk (CSR), revealed a panel of Big Four leaders at the recent ASA Fair Value Conference in New York City last week.

Lingering high interest rates may trigger more goodwill impairments

Faced with elevated interest rates that show no signs of dropping, more companies will be forced to recognize goodwill impairments, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.

Reminder: Take a short survey on college recruiting

Has your firm reached out to colleges to recruit new hires?

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