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.

Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes

October 2010 978-1935081500 Hardcover, PDF (276 pages)

Kevin Yeanoplos, Ron Seigneur

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

For many closely held businesses, no single operating expense impacts the profitability as much as compensation does. This Guide helps practitioners whenever employee-owner compensation is subject to review and adjustment. It is also an invaluable resource when valuing non-compete agreements or calculating personal vs. enterprise goodwill. Learn more >>

Royalty Rates in Copyright Agreements: A BVR Guide to Full-Text Licensing Agreements

August 2010 978-1-935081-42-5 Softcover (1,013 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

For an owner of intellectual property rights, “managing” that intellectual property is now the operative demand. And the first step to “managing” IP is ascertaining its value.This one-of-a-kind guide features over 800 pages of agreements and summaries, including agreements for music, movie, character/personas, scientific/technological information and more. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax

July 2010 978-1-935081-29-6 Hardcover, PDF (712 pages)

Linda Trugman

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

While estate and gift tax issues is still one of the top revenue producers for business appraisers, this area of the valuation industry continues to face new challenges. Issues such as tax-affecting S corporations, non-signing tax preparer penalties, and legal challenges from the IRS continue to complicate the estate and gift arena. Learn more >>

The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook, Second Edition

July 2010 Softcover (672 pages)

Alina Niculita, Shannon Pratt

American Bar Association

This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, authoritative reference on the merits of business valuation positions, and assists the legal profession in evaluating the quality and comprehensiveness of evidence as well as qualifications of experts.  Learn more >>

Royalty Rates in Biotech: BVR's Guide to Full-Text Licensing Agreements

June 2010 978-1-935081-36-4 Softcover

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

To assist in constructing agreements, BVR has published the Royalty Rates in Biotech guide, which contains over 500 pages of full text copies of actual licensing agreements in the biotech industry. These hard-to-find agreements will provide valuable guidance in setting royalty rates and addressing complex issues in a license agreement. Learn more >>

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 >>

BVR's Guide to Restaurant Valuation

March 2010 978-1-935081-25-8 Hardcover, PDF (341 pages)

Ed Moran

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In BVR’s Guide to Restaurant Valuation, expert Ed Moran, along with a small army of other franchise and restaurant professionals, walks you through the complicated, yet fascinating, process of determining a restaurant's value - while sharing some of his favorite eating establishments along the way. Learn more >>

2009-2010 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2009 PDF



The 2009 - 2010 Northwest Executive Compensation Survey, covering personnel in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, is the only comprehensive source of data on executive compensation, benefits, and perquisites within the Northwest, with data compiled from 229 Northwest companies. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuations for IRC 409A Compliance

December 2009 978-1-935081-10-4 Hardcover (122 pages)

Neil Beaton

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This Guide, authored by expert Neil J. Beaton, focuses on the nuts and bolts of performing valuation and allocation analyses specifically related to Internal Revenue Code 409A. In these types of valuations, metrics and methodologies differ by the stage of investment and the availability of quantitative and qualitative data. Learn more >>

Business Valuation and Bankruptcy

November 2009 Hardcover (262 pages)

Grant T. Stein, Ian Ratner, John C. Weitnauer

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

An essential guide to business valuation and bankruptcy this publication helps you-whether you are an accountant dealing with a troubled company, a lender, an investor, a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer/financial advisor, or a private equity player-to focus on solving everyday and case determinative disputes when creditors, lenders, and debtors have differing views of value. Learn more >>

The Bank Director's Valuation Handbook: What Every Director Must Know About Valuation

June 2009 Hardcover (200 pages)

Mercer Capital

Mercer Capital

This handbook is written to provide useful information for bank directors and managers when valuation needs emerge. It is unique in that it focuses specifically on valuation-related issues, and is designed to be a ready resource rather than an academic treatise. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Discounts & Premiums, 2nd Edition

April 2009 Hardcover (504 pages)

Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

In this newly updated edition of Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Shannon Pratt brings together the latest collective wisdom and knowledge about all major business discounts and premiums. Learn more >>

Valuing a Business: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies, 5th Ed.

January 2008 Hardcover (1,152 pages)

Alina Niculita, Shannon Pratt

McGraw-Hill Co.

Since the first edition was published in 1981, the profession of business appraisal has matured immensely. The IRS has come out with business valuation guidelines, and the AICPA has published their business valuation standards. While each organization’s standards or guidelines are slightly different from the others, there is unanimous agreement on the central concepts of business valuation.  Learn more >>

Damodaran on Valuation

August 2006 978-0-471-75121-2 Hardcover (696 pages)

Dr. Aswath Damodaran

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The second edition of Damodaran on Valuation is well-regarded for answering many of today’s critical valuation questions. A great asset to join the other standard texts, this edition is completely revised and updated. You'll gain an understanding of the vitality of today's valuation models and develop the acumen needed for the most complex and subtle valuation scenarios you will face. Learn more >>

Borrowman Baker/BVR 2012 National BV Salary Survey Report

The Borrowman Baker/BVR 2012 National BV Salary Survey Report is a powerful resource focused exclusively on the business valuation profession with in-depth data and analysis as well as unparalleled insight for you to calibrate your compensation plans. Learn more >>