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.

2017 Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation (SBBI) Yearbook

March 2017 978-1-119-36667-6 Hardcover (368 pages)

Carla Nunes, James Harrington, Roger Grabowski, Roger Ibbotson

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The 2017 Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation (SBBI) Yearbook is the industry standard performance data reference, with comprehensive records dating back to 1926. Covering common stocks, long-term government bonds, long-term corporate bonds, Treasury bills, and the Consumer Price Index, this book provides the essential information advisors, planners, and brokers need to analyze asset class performance. Learn more >>

2017 Valuation Handbook - U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital

March 2017 978-1-119-36712-3 Hardcover, PDF Update(s) (384 pages)

Carla Nunes, Duff & Phelps, James Harrington, Roger Grabowski

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The 2017 Valuation Handbook - U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital includes both the ERP data available in the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report, and picks up where the previous SBBI Valuation Edition left off, with new features, tools, and analysis. Learn more >>

Architecture/Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, Fourth Edition

March 2017 PDF (48 pages)

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Now in its fourth year, this study examines data from 198 distinct stock transactions collected via a confidential online survey. All data is analyzed and compiled by Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ team of accredited business appraisers — individuals with decades of experience valuing privately held architecture and engineering (A/E) firms. The result is the most comprehensive and reliable study of business valuations and mergers and acquisitions ever published for the A/E and environmental consulting industries. Learn more >>

International Valuation Standards 2017

March 2017 PDF, Softcover (110 pages)

International Valuation Standards Council

International Valuation Standards 2017 (IVS) is key guidance for valuation professionals globally. This guidance is published by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC),  with the goal of underpinning consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations. This latest version brings depth to IVS, as was requested by the organization’s members, including the major accountancy firms and other stakeholders. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook, 2017 Edition

February 2017 Hardcover, PDF (250 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook analyzes the year’s most meaningful valuation-related issues in the major courts including marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Readers learn how debates over economic damages, goodwill, M&A-related appraisals, discounts, and Daubert challenges played out in court during the past year. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2017 Edition

February 2017 Hardcover, PDF (349 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2017. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation including IRC Sec. 2704, DLOM, cost of capital, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business

February 2017 9780231542746 Hardcover (296 pages)

Dr. Aswath Damodaran

Columbia University Press

Through a range of case studies, Narrative and Numbers describes how storytellers can better incorporate and narrate numbers and how number-crunchers can calculate more imaginative models that withstand scrutiny. Damodaran considers Uber's debut and how narrative is key to understanding different valuations.  Learn more >>

2016-2017 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

January 2017 PDF



The Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 307 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Law Firm Value

January 2017 PDF (149 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's special report, "What It's Worth: Law Firm Value," provides a solid foundation for determining law firm value and offers law firm owners with critical advice on succession planning. This comprehensive resource helps appraisers understand the key considerations to take into account when valuing a law firm including goodwill, origination credits, billing, and productivity. Learn more >>

BVR Guide to Ancillary Healthcare Services Valuation

December 2016 Hardcover, PDF (474 pages)

Mark Dietrich

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In the new BVR Guide to Ancillary Healthcare Services Valuation, 15 of the top U.S. healthcare valuation experts have contributed a collection of tried and true methods infused with new and innovative approaches that will challenge the future direction of healthcare valuation.  Learn more >>

2016 International Valuation Handbook: Industry Cost of Capital

November 2016 Hardcover, PDF Update(s) (1,008 pages)

Carla Nunes, Duff & Phelps, James Harrington, Roger Grabowski

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The 2016 International Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital offers the same type of rigorous industry-level analysis published in the U.S.-centric Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital. It provides industry-level cost of capital estimates (cost of equity, cost of debt, and weighted average cost of capital, or WACC), plus detailed industry-level statistics for sales, market capitalization, capital structure, various levered and unlevered beta estimates (e.g., ordinary-least squares (OLS) beta, sum beta, peer group beta, downside beta, etc.), valuation (trading) multiples, financial and profitability ratios, equity returns, aggregate forward-looking earnings-per-share (EPS) growth rates, and more. Learn more >>

Case Studies in Purchase Price Allocations

November 2016 PDF (58 pages)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In this new report, Case Studies in Purchase Price Allocations, experts Nathan DiNatale and Mark Zyla discuss the common approaches to valuing intangibles, considerations in modeling the calculations, and how to interpret the conclusions. It sparks thought and provides insight for those valuation professionals who are interested in providing fair value services related to business combinations.  Learn more >>

Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide, 2017 Edition

November 2016 Hardcover, PDF (152 pages)

The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide, 2017 Edition, co-published by Cannabiz Media and BVR, is an invaluable resource for owners and operators, investors, business appraisers, financial experts, regulators, lobbyists, government officials, and others who want and need to understand the marketplace opportunities and risks of this industry. Learn more >>

Monte Carlo Simulations: Advanced Techniques

November 2016 PDF (128 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Essential for practitioners who wish to elevate their valuation analyses for complex assignments, Monte Carlo Simulations: Advanced Techniques is a new report that takes simulations out of the laboratory and into practical application. Experts explain Monte Carlo simulations and how they can be applied to real-life valuation problems and readers will learn how and when to use Monte Carlo simulations, as well as be able to identify pitfalls and prepare for potential problems.  Learn more >>

Proposed IRC Section 2704: Potential Impacts on Estate and Gift Valuations

October 2016 PDF (121 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

With a possible effective date as early as 2017, now is the time to understand these potential changes and how to respond quickly. BVR's new special report, Proposed IRC Section 2704: Potential Impacts on Estate and Gift Valuations, sheds light on the proposed regulations and helps appraisers navigate the possible implications on the valuation of private business entity interests for transfer tax purposes. Learn more >>