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.

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 >>

Current Trends in Normalization Adjustments

August 2012 978-1-62150-012-4 PDF (74 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Current Trends in Normalization Adjustments: A BVR Special Report is a compilation of articles from business valuation leaders that confirm there are no "automatic" adjustments and careful consideration must be given to each one. Facts, circumstances, and context are important. The authors emphasize the significance of classifying and grouping adjustments to provide clarity to valuation report users and your own analysis. It also includes recent court cases in which normalization was an issue. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill, Fifth Edition

August 2012 978-1-62150-005-6 Hardcover, PDF (930 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill delivers first-hand knowledge and the most important issues in goodwill with expertise from Mark Dietrich, Ron Seigneur, Kevin Yeanoplos, Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, David Wood, Noah Gordon, and more. Save valuable research time with the one resource that every BV professional needs to have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>

Fairness Opinions in Today's Legal and Economic Environments

May 2012 978-1-62150-002-5 PDF (152 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Fairness Opinions in Today’s Legal and Economic Environments: A BVR Special Report helps advisors understand their roles, the process of analyzing fairness, and the process and pitfalls of issuing fairness opinions. The report contains a series of articles that examine fairness opinions from a number of angles, including the role of independent advisors, the effects of certain market conditions on the demand for fairness opinions, controversies surrounding fairness opinions, and the current state of fairness opinions from a regulatory perspective.  Learn more >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2012

April 2012 978-1-62150-000-1

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 >>

Royalty Rates for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, 8th Edition

March 2012 PDF (400 pages)

IPRA, Inc.

Royalty Rates for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnologyfeatures more real-deal royalty rates, license fees, and milestone payment benchmarks than any other publication. This new edition contains hundreds of royalty rates and other financial compensation benchmarks that can be used to optimize the pricing of biotechnology and pharmaceutical innovations.  Learn more >>

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium

March 2012 978-1-935081-96-8 Hardcover (457 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium contains 200+ court cases abstracts and full text opinions of cases involving tax disputes over estate and gift valuations dating back to 1993. The field of gift and estate tax law has changed rapidly in the past 10-15 years with a number of cases that speak directly to the business valuation profession. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, Second Edition

March 2012 ISBN#: 978-1-935081-60-9 Hardcover, PDF (367 pages)

Michael Pellegrino

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Author and leading IP expert Michael Pellegrino analyzes real-world examples of IP valuation and discusses each of the primary IP categories including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The new edition includes chapters on valuation approaches and guidance, due diligence, discount rate development, royalty rates and much more. Learn more >>

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 >>

2011-2012 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2011 PDF



The 2011-2012 edition of the Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 232 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

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 >>

Finance and Accounting for Lawyers

November 2011 Hardcover (313 pages)

Brian Brinig

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This text takes readers through the system of accounting and the development of financial statements. Complexities and limitations of accounting information are explored, culminating in a study of ratio analysis of financial statements to glean relevant insights. The objective of this introductory study of accounting is to provide a broad, workable knowledge base that will facilitate the use of accounting information as it relates to the practice of law. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuing Wholesalers

November 2011 978-1-935081-72-2 Hardcover, PDF (203 pages)

Warren Miller

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Like few other economic sectors, small and medium-sized distribution companies, wholesalers are under extreme margin pressure because of price discovery enabled by the internet. Shrinking margins mean that savvy wholesalers must fight technological fire with technology investments in purchasing, selling, and warehouse operations.  Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices

October 2011 978-1-935081-75-3 Hardcover, PDF (401 pages)

Stanley Pollock

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices details the mature, multi-method process of dental practice valuation and the qualitative factors that go into the appraisal. With exclusive articles by top experts in the profession and actual valuation reports to aid the practitioner in understanding the critical elements, this Guide is an important resource every appraiser should have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>

Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims (PDF)

September 2011 978-1-935081-92-0 PDF (62 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The nature of economic damages in the construction industry is unique mainly due to the numerous events that can impact timing, performance or the sequence of a project. BVR’s Special Report on Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims covers the examination of typical claim types and pricing methodologies as well as the calculation of lost profits and the appropriate methods and procedures used to determine net economic damages. Learn more >>