COVID-19 Resources for the Business Valuation Community


We have been receiving emails from valuation experts asking questions about how to address the coronavirus in the valuations they are currently working on. Some of the issues are not unlike those in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Of course, the current coronavirus crisis is unlike any time in recent history. Still, valuation experts can glean some insights from those who have experienced an environment of uncertainty and turbulence. Fortunately, business valuation history is right at your fingertips with the search capabilities of the BVResearch Pro platform.

We did a preliminary search and have listed here current news, some past articles and webinars that you may find helpful during these troubled times, and more. Subscribers to the BVResearch Pro platform have full access to all of this material and more. We will be updating this page regularly, and you can also search our site for the most current news and articles.


Latest News


Consumer goods and retail in the wake of COVID-19
BVWire Issue #222-4 (March 24, 2021)
Briefing assesses the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the consumer goods and retail sectors.


Tips on how to help settle a divorce during COVID-19
BVWire Issue #216-4 (September 30, 2020)
Key points from a recent panel discussion during the recent AAML/BVR virtual divorce conference. Read more in this issue of the BVWire.


Beware of this loaded question about projections amid COVID-19
BVWire Issue #216-2 (September 16, 2020)
Projections have always attracted scrutiny, but the pandemic has intensified this attention. Read more in this issue of the BVWire.


COVID-19 business interruption actions
BVWire Issue #215-3 (August 19, 2020)
Judicial panel resistant to consolidating COVID-19 business interruption litigation. Read more in this issue of the BVWire.


One way to analyze a COVID-19-shuttered firm
BVWire Issue #215-2 (August 12, 2020)
If you haven't already, you will probably get this question from a client: "The pandemic forced my business to shut down. Should I reopen it or not?" Read about how one valuation firm responded.


Michigan court decides COVID-19 business interruption claim
BVWire Issue #214-4 (July 29, 2020)
COVID-19-related business interruption cases are winding their way through the court system, read more in this issue of the BVWire.


COVID-19 takeaways from NACVA's Virtual Super Conference
BVWire Issue #214-1 (July 8, 2020)
Tips from the conference on dealing with the pandemic's impact on business valuation.


Digging into COVID-19 is the key to understanding its impact on BV
BVWire Issue #213-2 (June 10, 2020)
Healthcare valuation expert Mark Dietrich has done over 100 hours of research digging into the “science” of COVID-19, read more in this issue of the BVWire.


Mercer using a 1% COVID-19 risk premium—for now
BVWire Issue #213-1 (June 3, 2020)
Chris Mercer’s session at the New York State Society of CPAs Business Valuation/Litigation Services Conference covered his “integrated theory” and addressed the MPAP and DLOM. Read this and more in the full issue of the BVWire.


Alternate market-based valuation methods amid

BVWire Issue #212-2 (May 13, 2020)
When using the market approach in the wake of the coronavirus, the approach may depend on the valuation date and the date the impact of COVID-19 was felt in the market. Read this and more in the full issue of the BVWire.


Hitchner shares his COVID-19 timeline
BVWire Issue #211-5 (April 29, 2020)
When was COVID-19 known or knowable for valuation purposes? Read this and more in the full issue of the BVWire.


Poll: Some valuation experts expect an increase in business
BVWire Issue #211-4 (April 22, 2020)
During BVR’s webinar on the valuation impacts of COVID-19, 25% of the audience said they expect business valuation engagements to "increase slightly". Read this and more in the full issue of the BVWire.

COVID-19 Timeline: A Timeline of Events Relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Business Valuation Update (May 2020)

Excerpt from an article in the May issue of the Business Valuation Update.

What family law practitioners need to know about COVID-19-related legislation
BVWire Issue #211-3 (April 15, 2020)
High-caliber presenters examine provisions in the mammoth COVID-19 federal legislation. Read this and more in the full issue of BVWire.


Shift more emphasis to numerator, panel says
BVWire Issue #211-2 (April 8, 2020)
During this time of crisis, the numerator of the valuation equation needs much more attention than before. Read this and more in the full issue of BVWire.


IRS discusses tax implications of COVID-19 legislation
BVWire Issue #211-2 (April 8, 2020)
Key takeaways from a recent ABA webinar that summarized and analyzed the COVID-19-related legislation Congress passed to alleviate the economic harm on businesses and persons.


Extreme Uncertainty: How Valuation Experts Should Respond to Today’s Volatility and Risk
Free BVR Webinar (April 7, 2020)

In this town hall-style event Michelle Gallagher, Gary Trugman, Stacy Collins, and Harold Martin talk through key impacts of COVID-19 on valuation issues.

Market Volatility and Its Impact on the Valuation Advisors Pre-IPO Database
Business Valuation Update (April 2020)

During a recent webinar, Brian Pearson (Valuation Advisors) addressed several risks pre-IPO shareholders face.


Legal avenues for businesses coping with COVID-19 disruption and damages
BVWire Issue #211-1 (April 1, 2020)
In Franchising in the Time of COVID-19, an ABA panel recently discussed the scope of the disruption the pandemic has caused for franchisees and franchisors.


Will BV experts see a spike in divorce business?
BVWire Issue #211-1 (April 1, 2020)
Yes, it’s likely if the trend in China spreads to here.


List of links to COVID-19 updates from the valuation community
BVWire Issue #211-1 (April 1, 2020)
Get a list of links to the latest insights, research, and guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic published by various valuation organizations and professional bodies.


EIU: Global economy will contract by 2.2%
BVWire Issue #211-1 (April 1, 2020)

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has revised its growth forecasts for all countries across the world, and the picture is “bleak,” it says in a report.


How to deal with COVID-19 for Dec. 31, 2019, valuations
BVWire Issue #211-1 (April 1, 2020)
Several BVWire readers have asked about how to treat the COVID-19 issue when you have a valuation date of Dec. 31, 2019.


Free BVR webinar on business valuation during coronavirus offered 7 April
BVWire–UK Issue #12-2 (March 31, 2020)
BVR presented Extreme Uncertainty: How Valuation Experts Should Respond to Today’s Volatility and Risk, a free webinar, on 7 April.


Coronavirus forces cancellation of most of the few available business valuation CPD events BVWire–UK Issue #12-2 (March 31, 2020)
Those searching for business valuation professional training or CPD have few places to turn in the UK at the moment.


Thoughts and advice on valuations amid the COVID-19 crisis
BVWire Issue #210-4 (March 25, 2020)
As the coronavirus pandemic continues its relentless march across the globe, we have reached out to members of the Business Valuation Update Editorial Advisory Board to begin to gather their thoughts on the impact of the crisis on valuations.


COVID-19 updates and guidance from the valuation community
BVWire Issue #210-4 (March 25, 2020)
Valuation professional organizations, special interest groups, and valuation and accounting firms are issuing updates and guidance amid the coronavirus pandemic.


NACVA, NYSSCPA update BV event plans
BVWire Issue #210-4 (March 25, 2020)
Last week, we gave you a rundown of how the coronavirus was impacting BV events.


Global VPOs issue guidance and support to valuers during crisis
BVWire Issue #210-4 (March 25, 2020)
Valuation experts can look to the latest edition of the International Valuation Standards (under Section 103: “Reporting”) for guidance on valuations during this time of uncertainty, points out Nick Talbot, chief executive of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) in a statement.


BVR offers help during the COVID-19 crisis
BVWire Issue #210-3 (March 18, 2020)
BVR hopes that the entire valuation community will stay safe and healthy—and we are here to support you and your colleagues however you might need us.


COVID-19 impacts BV conferences
BVWire Issue #210-3 (March 18, 2020)
As BV conference season approaches, the obvious question is how the coronavirus is impacting these events.


Coronavirus fallout impacts the valuation community
BVWire Issue #210-2 (March 11, 2020)
The unpredictable coronavirus is disrupting work plans of valuation and accounting firms and impacting the global market.


D&P examines impact of coronavirus on asset values
BVWire Issue #209-2 (February 12, 2020)
Duff & Phelps is monitoring the financial impact of the coronavirus on businesses and asset values across the investment funds sector globally, according to a client alert.



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