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.

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Job Aid Commentary by the Original IRS Champion

June 2015 Softcover (138 pages)

Michael Gregory

Birch Grove Publishing

The IRS internal white paper entitled “Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 has been reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary. Major elements of this document are presented and Michael Gregory offers his insights as to what this might mean for business valuers reviewing reasonable compensation issues while providing valuations for federal tax purposes. Learn more >>

Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say (PDF)

May 2015 978-1-62150-052-0 PDF (185 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s data-rich special report "Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say," presents both qualitative commentaries and case studies from numerous experts who address these issues. It is includes all the necessary quantitative considerations along with coverage of the controversies about the concepts and data, presenting all sides of the argument. Learn more >>

Taxes and Value: The Ongoing Research and Analysis Relating to the S Corporation Valuation Puzzle

April 2015 Hardcover, PDF (154 pages)

Keith Sellers, Nancy Fannon

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Seven years in the making, Taxes and Value: The Ongoing Research and Analysis Relating to the S Corporation Valuation Puzzle guide provides a substantive contribution to the controversial issue of how to value pass-through entities. Authors Nancy Fannon and Keith Sellers present the findings of decades of academic research on the impact of taxes on firm value and demonstrate that historical market returns impound the effects of shareholder taxes.   Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2015

April 2015 978-1-62150-049-0 Hardcover, PDF (389 pages)

FactSet Mergerstat

FactSet Mergerstat

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>

2015 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital

March 2015 Hardcover, PDF Update(s) (352 pages)

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

Duff & Phelps

The 2015 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital, authored by Duff & Phelps, replaces the discontinuedSBBI Valuation Edition and the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report. The Valuation Handbook 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 >>

Royalty Rates for Technology, 6th Edition (PDF)

March 2015 PDF (585 pages)

IPRA, Inc.

Royalty Rates for Technology, 6th Edition contains more information on pricing of licensed technology than in any other publication – and 21% more than the previous edition. This unique reference reports all available compensation terms from actual completed license agreements. Learn more >>

Royalty Rates for Trademarks & Copyrights - Fifth Edition

March 2015 PDF (222 pages)

IPRA, Inc.

Royalty Rates for Trademarks & Copyrights contains more pricing information than any other publication. Based on 25 years of research by one of the world’s leading royalty rate experts, the transactions featured in this unique reference identify the property licensed, the royalty rates, the licensor, and the licensee. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015 978-1-62150-048-3 Hardcover, PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR has you covered with the latest news in the business valuation profession! Get your Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015 now to stay up to date with the most innovative approaches and techniques, leading conferences, new court decisions and changes in regulations and standards in the profession with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders and the BVR editorial team. Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015 978-1-62150-047-6 Hardcover, PDF (262 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015 is essential for business valuation professionals and attorneys to stay current on the most important legal issues confronting the profession. The Yearbook covers marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Learn more >>

2015 Architecture/Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study

January 2015 978-0-9864382-0-2 PDF (48 pages)

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

Rusk O'Brien Gido Partners

The 2015 Architecture and Engineering Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study examines data from over 230 distinct stock transactions collected via a confidential online survey. Learn more >>

The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, Third Edition

January 2015 978-1-62150-045-2 Hardcover, PDF (143 pages)

Heidi P. Walker

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The newly expanded edition of Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, is the go-to resource for anyone who relies on the market approach. Heidi Walker covers the most popular transaction databases including Pratt’s Stats, BIZCOMPS, S&P Capital IQ, and many more, plus she analyzes rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value.  Learn more >>

2014-2015 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2014 PDF



The 30th anniversary edition of the Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 281 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation

November 2014 Hardcover (784 pages)

Robert F. Reilly, Robert P. Schweihs


This 700-page book, published by the AICPA, explores the disciplines of intangible asset valuation, economic damages, and transfer price analysis. Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation examines the economic attributes and the economic influences that create, monetize, and transfer the value of intangible assets.  Learn more >>

Business Valuation & Bankruptcy Compendium: Case Law & Analysis, Second Edition

November 2014 978-1-62150-042-1 Hardcover, PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s bestselling Business Valuation & Bankruptcy: Case Law Compendium, Second Edition is updated with the most recent court cases featuring business valuation and bankruptcy. This one-of-a-kind legal resource will save you hours of research. Learn more >>

2014 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital

October 2014 Hardcover, PDF Update(s)

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

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The 2014 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital with data through March 2014, provides the same rigorous industry-level analysis previously published in the green-cover Morningstar/Ibbotson Cost of Capital Yearbook. Learn more >>