Guides, Books & Special Reports

BVR publications bring you the most up-to-date thought-leadership in the valuation profession with guides, books, and special reports on the most timely topics.


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Valuation for M&A: Building and Measuring Private Company Value, Third Edition

April 2018 978-1-119-43738-3 Hardcover (496 pages)

Chris Mellen, Frank Evans

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Valuation for M&A lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in non-publicly traded entities, and helps investors, executives, and their advisors determine the optimum strategy to enhance both market value and strategic value and maximize return on investment. Learn more >>
$85.00

Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert, 6th Edition

May 2017 978-1-119-16632-0 Hardcover (1,440 pages)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The Litigation Services Handbook is the definitive guide for financial experts engaged in litigation services. Attorneys require financial experts now more than ever, and this book provides the guidance you need to provide a high level of service as witness and consultant. Enhance your litigation skills as you delve into the fine points of trial preparation, deposition, and testimony; project authority under examination, and hold up to tough questions under cross-examination.  Learn more >>
$225.00

Financial Valuation Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master Financial Valuation, Fourth Edition

April 2017 978-1-119-31234-5 Softcover (480 pages)

James Hitchner

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The Financial Valuation Workbook cuts the learning curve in half, with practical training for use with any valuation textbook. Packed with tools, resources, and over 300 exercises, this workbook helps novices get a handle on the complex valuation process, while helping more experienced practitioners organize their engagements.  Learn more >>
$65.00

Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, + Website, 4th Edition

April 2017 978-1-119-28660-8 Hardcover (1,296 pages)

James Hitchner

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Financial Valuation: Applications and Models provides authoritative reference and practical guidance on the appropriate, defensible way to prepare and present business valuations. With contributions from 30 top experts in the field, this new edition provides an essential resource for those seeking the most up-to-date guidance, with a strong emphasis on applications and models.  Learn more >>
$165.00

Mergers and Acquisitions Basics: The Key Steps of Acquisitions, Divestitures, and Investments, Second Edition

April 2017 978-1-119-27347-9 Hardcover (360 pages)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Mergers and Acquisitions Basics provides complete guidance on the M&A process, with in-depth analysis, expert insight, and practical tools for success. This new second edition has been updated to reflect the current M&A landscape, giving busy executives the ideal resource for navigating each step in the process. Veteran executives relate guidelines, lessons learned, and mistakes to avoid as they explain how M&As work, identify the major players, and describe the roles involved in a successful transaction.  Learn more >>
$49.95

Buying, Selling, and Valuing Financial Practices: The FP Transitions M&A Guide, + Website

August 2016 978-1-119-20737-5 Hardcover (320 pages)

David Grau, Sr.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Buying, Selling, & Valuing Financial Practices shows you how to complete a sale or acquisition of a financial advisory practice and have both the buyer and seller walk away with the best possible terms. From the first pages of this unique book, buyers and sellers and merger partners will find detailed information that separately addresses each of their needs, issues and concerns. Learn more >>
$60.00

The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers

June 2016 978-1-119-19109-4 Hardcover (288 pages)

Baruch Lev, Feng Gu

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows how the ubiquitous financial reports have become useless in capital market decisions and lays out an actionable alternative. Based on a comprehensive, large-sample empirical analysis, this book reports financial documents' continuous deterioration in relevance to investors' decisions.  Learn more >>
$49.95

Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples PLUS Website, Fifth Edition

April 2014 978-1-118-55580-4 Hardcover (1,311 pages)

Roger Grabowski, Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Completely revised for this highly anticipated fifth edition, Cost of Capital contains expanded materials on estimating the basic building blocks of the cost of equity capital, the risk-free rate, and equity risk premium. There is also discussion of the volatility created by the financial crisis in 2008... Learn more >>
$190.00

Standards of Value: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

May 2013 Hardcover (458 pages)

Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, William Morrison

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Written by Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, and William Morrison—three renowned valuation practitioners—Standards of Value, Second Edition discusses the interaction between valuation theory and its judicial and regulatory application. This insightful book addresses standards of value as applied in four distinct contexts: estate and gift taxation; shareholder dissent and oppression; divorce; and financial reporting.  Learn more >>
$135.00

Fair Value Measurements: Practical Guidance and Implementation, Second Edition

November 2012 978-1-118-22907-1 Hardcover (592 pages)

Mark Zyla

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Now in a second edition, Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation helps you succeed in understanding the fair value accounting rules that entities must follow. The result is a resource that you can rely on to understand the importance of valuation and the concepts that define it.  Learn more >>
$110.00

The Professional's Guide to Fair Value: The Future of Financial Reporting

February 2012 Hardcover (240 pages)

James P. Catty

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Appropriate for anyone involved professionally with finance- managers, accountants, investors, bankers, instructors, and students - The Professional's Guide to Fair Value is a reliable reference on the ins and outs of fair value financial disclosure. Learn more >>
$95.00

Venture Capital Valuation: Case Studies and Methodology

December 2011 Hardcover (288 pages)

Lorenzo Carver

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Author Lorenzo Carver shares his decades of experience simplifying the high-growth company valuation process for clients in every business sector. Anchored by scores of high-profile examples, Venture Capital Valuation deftly illustrates how stakeholders in a given startup or high-growth company could have improved their outcomes by having better information about valuation. Learn more >>
$95.00

Private Capital Markets: Valuation, Capitalization, and Transfer of Private Business Interests, 2nd Edition

June 2011 Hardcover (640 pages)

Robert Slee

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Now fully revised and in a second edition, Private Capital Markets provides lawyers, accountants, bankers, estate planners, intermediaries, and other professionals with a workable framework for making sound investment and financing decisions based on their own needs and experiences. Learn more >>
$95.00

Cost of Capital in Litigation: Applications and Examples

September 2010 978-0-470-88094-4 Hardcover (301 pages)

Roger Grabowski, Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Cost of Capital in Litigation addresses cost of capital issues in litigation and discusses major decisions, highlighting how to avoid errors that have often been made by experts. The book helps the attorney and valuation expert understand the decisions within the context of the theory of cost of capital. Learn more >>
$95.00

Security Analysis and Business Valuation on Wall Street, Second Edition

May 2010 Hardcover

Jeffrey Hooke

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This authoritative book shows the rational, rigorous analysis is still the most successful way to evaluate securities. It picks up where Graham and Dodd's bestselling Security Analysis leaves off. roviding a practical viewpoint, Security Analysis on Wall Street shows how the values of common stock are really determined in today's marketplace. Learn more >>
$95.00

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