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New Research From Grabowski and Abbott on Recovery and Growth

New upcoming research from Roger Grabowski (Duff & Phelps) and Ashok Abbott (West Virginia University) challenges conventional wisdom about long-term growth rates and economic recovery.

Treasure Trove of Data in the 2021 Business Reference Guide

Here’s a look at what’s in the 31st edition of this guide, including an example of how to value equity using a rule of thumb.

Houston's ASA Energy Conference: A BVR Live Webcast (May 12, 2021)

BVR is pleased to partner with the American Society of Appraisers to present the webcast of the Energy Conference. The conference agenda will feature presentations from nationally recognized speakers who are profession leaders, covering a range important topics in the industry. Learn more >>

Business Reference Guide updated for 2021

The 2021 edition of the Business Reference Guide (BRG) by Tom West is now available.

Restaurant Valuation: Serving Your Clients During the Covid-19 Crisis

Few industries have been as harshly impacted by COVID-19 as the restaurant industry. Join Lynton Kotzin for an overview of the state of the restaurant industry and what the future looks like for different restaurant types. Learn the reasonableness test, value drivers, and proper application of the approaches during these volatile times. Be ready to advise and value your restaurant clients.

Match industry forecasts to valuation date

At a number of conference sessions we’ve attended recently, speakers say that they are spending a great deal more time on the industry and economic analyses for their valuations.

EBITDA/sales ratio added to 2020-21 RMA eStatement Studies

Many valuation experts use the annual RMA Statement Studies for industry-specific financial benchmarks.

Food for thought in BVR’s new guide to valuing restaurants

There is no magic formula for doing valuations for firms impacted by the pandemic—especially in the hard-hit restaurant sector.

What It’s Worth: Valuing Full-Service Restaurants

October 2020 PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing restaurants has always been a dynamic and challenging process, now more than ever before given the impact of COVID-19 on eateries. To meet this challenge, a back-to-basics approach steeped in fundamentals is required in order to build a foundation on which to develop a valuation in today’s volatile environment. This new and timely industry report from the editorial experts at BVR takes a deep dive into the unique considerations for restaurant valuation

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Industries Most Affected by Coronavirus (Top Performing and Hardest Hit)

Vertical IQ is the leading provider of industry intelligence for those advising small- and medium-sized businesses, and their research team is working to provide updates on how COVID-19 affects industries, sectors, and economies. As the situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, industries are experiencing the impacts in various ways.

Sunak’s FinTech growth plans are now the subject of an independent review by HM Treasury

HM Treasury announced the relaunch of an independent review of the UK’s FinTech sector last week.

Reminder to take the A/E firm valuation survey

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to respond to a survey on the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) for the A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 8th edition, from Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners.

Participants needed for A/E firm valuation study

Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners is collecting transactional data on the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries (A/E firms) for its A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study, 8th edition.

Valuing Residential and Commercial Construction Companies

Cash flow seasonality, bid requirements, license particulars, economic forces, and ubiquitous litigation are all hallmarks of the residential and commercial construction industries and all unique factors when appraising a construction company. Join What it’s Worth guide author and expert Pasquale Rafanelli for a full inspection of residential and commercial construction company valuation issues from accounting methods to value drivers. Avoid the common valuation mistakes that appraisers make and learn to answer the one question on ...

Structure, Valuation & Tax Insights for Logistics & Trucking Companies

Join Jaclyn Burket Frank and Ricky Castillo for an engaging trip into the world of logistics and trucking businesses. Discover the different types of entity structure along with the advantages and disadvantages of each structure. Learn how the 2018 tax law impacted each entity structure and common deductible/nondeductible expenses for the logistics and trucking industry. The industry-specific adjustments to consider along with specific questions to ask business owners to determine whether economic, governmental, and location ...

Adult Nightclubs: Company-Specific Risk at the Extreme

David Shindel (ShindelRock) and Rod Burkert (Burkert Valuation Advisors) pull back the curtains of adult clubs to reveal their operating characteristics, special risks, and valuation nuances that push the limits of company-specific risk.

Accounting Issues to Consider When Valuing Construction Firms

Commercial and residential construction contractors use special methods of accounting that, if misunderstood by valuation analysts, can significantly impact a conclusion of value. This is a discussion of the main accounting issues for these firms.

Cannabiz put to the test amid COVID-19

April 20 was supposed to be the once-a-year Black Friday for the legal cannabis market, but, instead, the industry is bracing for an economic blow from the coronavirus crisis.

Show must go on(line): ASA Energy Valuation Conference May 13

BVR is pleased to partner with the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to present the Energy Valuation Conference in Houston in an online-only format on May 13.

Appellate court ruling unfavorable to cannabiz

Section 280E of the tax code prohibits taking tax deductions for business expenses related to marijuana because of its status as a Schedule I controlled substance.

Update on U.S. Cannabis Valuations From PKF’s Practice Leader

Noam Hirschberger talks about the rapid growth and heavy regulations that have triggered a need for financial and advisory services, including valuation and tax planning, that will be critical to the ongoing success of firms in the cannabis industry.

Risk levels of legal cannabis firms

Appraisals of legal marijuana firms continue to be challenging and risk is a major factor, say Ron Seigneur and Ryan Cram, who are both with Seigneur Gustafson LLP, a firm based in Colorado, one of the first states to legalize adult recreational marijuana.

Incorporating Industry Research Throughout the Engagement Process (Free Webinar)

In this presentation, the co-founder and CEO of Vertical IQ, Bobby Martin, will share how industry research can help you have more value-added discussions with the business owners you advise. By leveraging industry-specific content in the business valuation process, you will increase new client percentages and strengthen existing relationships. Learn best practices for using industry research to go beyond the basic requirements of business valuations.

Millennials and auto trends in D&P ‘Valuation Insights’ 1Q20

Surprisingly, millennials place a material value on car ownership, and a high percentage expect to make another car purchase in the next five years, according to a recent survey from Duff & Phelps.

New report from PKF International on valuation concerns for the UK (and global) cannabis markets

Several estimates place the growing cannabis market at over £30 bn.

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