Highlights of the January 22 issue:
  • Bankruptcy Court highlights comparables selection in assessing experts' valuations
  • Discover the magical functions of Excel for BV
  • Little-known feature of the VA pre-IPO study
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Little-known feature of the VA pre-IPO study

Did you know that the Valuation Advisors Lack of Marketability Pre-IPO Discount Study also contains convertible preferred stock (CPS) transactions?

Fairness opinion provider rankings for 2019

The “Global Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Full Year 2019/Financial Advisors” from Refinitiv contains M&A statistics and also rankings for worldwide providers of fairness opinions.

TAF seeks candidates for its board

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) is looking for qualified candidates to fill three at-large seats on its board of trustees.

ASA sets date set for its Fair Value Conference in Los Angeles

Regardless of whether or not you practice in the area of fair value, mark your calendar for the 15th Annual ASA/USC Fair Value conference on Thursday, June 18, at the offices of KPMG in downtown Los Angeles.

Global BV News: The story’s the thing at EACVA confab

A keynote address at the European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA) 13th Conference for Valuation Professionals stressed the importance of storytelling in business valuations.

BV movers . . .

John Czapla has been appointed chairman of the board at Valuation Research Corp. (VRC), which was effective as of January 1.

CPE events

Reconciling FMV With Investment Value: What’s Up With the Proposed Redefinition of FMV by Healthcare Regulators? (January 22), with Timothy Smith (TS Healthcare Consulting).

Bankruptcy Court highlights comparables selection in assessing experts’ valuations

A meaningful comparable company analysis requires careful selection of comparable companies, the Bankruptcy Court recently emphasized in a case in which it ruled on the debtor’s proposed reorganization plan.

Discover the magical functions of Excel for BV

Spreadsheets can be a valuation analyst’s best friend, or a worst enemy, according to Shawn Hyde (Canyon Valuations), a valuation practitioner and Excel enthusiast.

Paper examines goodwill impairment as a leading indicator

As accounting rule makers ponder the idea of upending the current goodwill impairment model and reverting back to one of amortization, a series of papers is exploring this topic.

Pablo Fernandez on common errors using WACC

A new paper presents a real valuation a well-known investment bank performed using two usual methods that are supposed to provide the same value.

Everything new in BV—at your fingertips

Busy practitioners find it hard to keep up with all that’s going on in the business valuation profession.

Global BV News: The BV profession in France is strengthening

The valuation profession in France is not regulated, and there are no formal requirements or obligations to hold specific credentials.

BV movers . . .

Tulsa, Okla.-based HoganTaylor has admitted Clay Glasgow, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, to the partnership as an advisory partner ...

CPE events

Smarter Spreadsheets: Improving the Efficiency and Accuracy of a Valuation in Excel (January 15), with Shawn Hyde (Canyon Valuations).

Lost profits claims fail to meet New York’s strict standard

Establishing lost profits under New York law can be difficult.

BV 2020: What to watch for in the new year

Our last issue covered some highlights of the year 2019 in business valuation, so now let’s look ahead to 2020.

BV data: Sometimes it just ‘is what it is’

Empirical data are the backbone of defensible business valuations, but there are strengths and weaknesses with all data.

Two new resources from BVR

Valuations in the cannabis industry and BV benchmarks are the subjects of two new resources from BVR.

AICPA issues practice aid on digital assets

Ten questions are asked and answered in a new AICPA practice aid, Accounting For and Auditing of Digital Assets, under U.S. GAAP and GAAS (auditing standards ...

Date set for ASA Fair Value Conference in New York City

The American Society of Appraisers’ series of fair value conference, held in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, are definite stops on BVWire’s conference trip agenda.

Global BV News: IACVS and ANEVAR sign cooperation pact

Under a recently signed agreement, the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists (IACVS) and the National Association of Authorized Romanian Valuers, Romania (ANEVAR) will work together in all aspects of member benefits (such as reciprocity) and education opportunities.

BV movers . . .

Bradford Muir, ASA (candidate), has joined Vallit Advisors LLC as a supervisor.

CPE events

Applications of the Asset-Based Approach to Value Operating Businesses (January 9), with Weston Kirk (Willamette Management Associates) and Robert Reilly (Willamette Management Associates).

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