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  • Great turnout for the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference
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Live from Hoboken! ASA’s New York Fair Value Conference June 16

An on-site attendance option is available for this year’s New York Fair Value Conference presented by the American Society of Appraisers.

NACVA announces its ‘super conferences’ schedule

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in December? Sounds good to us!

Global BV News: Higher returns at Saudi Arabia banks

Because aggregate net income increased by 15.5% in 2021 (versus 2020), there was an increase in profitability ratios, reports Saudi Arabia (KSA) Banking Pulse for FY 2021 from Alvarez & Marsal (A&M).

Global BV News: May 30 deadline to attend the CBV Congress June 6-7

A strong program is being offered at the CBV Congress 2022, hosted by the CBV Institute, Canada’s valuation professional organization (VPO) and standard-setter.

BV movers . . .

Erica Rayter has joined Fiske & Co. as a forensic and valuation services senior.

CPE events

Best Practices in Developing Intangible Asset Valuations and Asset-Based Approach Business Valuations (A BVR Workshop), May 26, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET. Featuring: Weston Kirk (Willamette Management Associates) and Robert Reilly (Willamette Management Associates). CPE credits: 4.5.

IP damages experts dodge exclusion in trademark case

In a trademark infringement case in Florida, the plaintiff’s expert (an economist) was to testify as to corrective advertising damages, but the defendant made a motion that she be excluded.

Strong turnout for ASA Houston’s energy valuation event

BVR had 100 online attendees for its webcast of the Houston ASA Energy Valuation Conference, and more than 100 attendees were on-site, so it was another strong turnout for this event, which is in its 12th year.

Hitchner examines the Pepperdine survey

BVR has long been a supporter of the Pepperdine University Capital Markets Project, which conducts an annual survey of expected rates of return with respect to private companies.

EBITDA multiples continue upward trend, per DealStats analysis

The median selling price/EBITDA multiple increased to 4.5x in 1Q2022, up from 3.9x for 4Q2021, according to the latest DealStats Value Index, which summarizes valuation multiples and profit margins for acquired private companies by time period, sector, and size.

ASA debuts virtual ESOP conference June 21

The American Society of Appraisers has added a new specialized event to its conference schedule: the 2022 ASA ESOP Virtual Conference on June 21.

Global BV News: New methodology for tax valuation of unlisted shares in Switzerland

The application of different valuation bases has a significant impact on the wealth tax value of unlisted shares in Switzerland, according to an article from KPMG.

BV movers . . .

Anthony M. Venette, CPA/ABV, has joined DeJoy Knauf & Blood LLP (Rochester, N.Y.) as senior manager for business valuation.

CPE events

Estate and Gift: The Complete Valuation Package (A BVR Workshop), May 24, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET. Featuring: Carla Glass (Marcum LLP) and Marissa Turrell (Marcum LLP). CPE credits: 4.5.

Leadership change in BVR Training

BVR wishes Jared Waters all the best in his new endeavor as a business owner and welcomes our new training director, Debbie Goldfarb, to our leadership ranks.

Appeals court vacates going-concern valuation for firm being wound down

In an Arizona divorce case, the couple owned a business that was being phased out.

Study says there is ‘clear evidence’ of bias among BV experts

Researchers say they have found “clear evidence for the existence of … engagement bias” in valuation professionals who were assigned randomly to perform valuation tasks on behalf of a buyer or a seller.

IP damages expert Bania testifies in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial

One of BVR’s authors, Douglas Bania, testified that ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations of abuse damaged Johnny Depp’s image.

More business owners deciding to sell, most retiring

The long anticipated “Silver Tsunami” wave of retiring baby boomers appears to be arriving and is expected to supply the market with a steady stream of available businesses throughout the year, according to a report from BizBuySell.

Reminder: Comments due on TAF exposure draft

Comments on the exposure draft, “Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations,” are due May 26.

Conference season is here!

Two upcoming conferences of note (click the links for more information and to register).

Global BV News: Valuing early-stage firms: full-day seminar from Malaysia

The valuation of early-stage companies is the focus of a full-day seminar August 17 in Malaysia.

BV movers . . .

Mark Rupolo, CPA, ABV, PFS, has been admitted as a partner at Minneapolis-based Lurie LLP.

CPE events

2022 Houston ASA Energy Valuation Conference: A BVR Live Webcast, May 12, 6:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. PT/9:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET. Featuring: a panel of experts. CPE credits: 9.0.

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