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Valuing Hedge Funds

Join this advanced-level discussion of technical issues that arise in hedge fund valuations. Vladimir Korobov and Peter Rahe review the fundamentals such as typical fund management structures before moving on to valuation methodologies, such as the pros and cons of discrete DCF and Monte Carlo simulation-enhanced DCF. Become familiar with frequently encountered specific valuation challenges such as investment return expectations, reasonable compensation issues, and important discount rate(s) considerations.

Valuing Banks: Day 2 Case Study

According to the FDIC, 94% of all U.S. commercial banks, or 4,800, are “community banks.” Community banks are closely held, have shareholders’ equity ranging from $5 million to $100 million, and have approximately 150 employees, on average. Due to unique regulatory and operating factors, valuation of a commercial bank requires industry-specific insights and knowledge. Join expert Keith Sellers for insight into all aspects of the valuation of U.S. commercial banks, focusing on “community banks. Day ...

Petroleum Property Income and Market Valuation Approaches (Transactions Beware!)

Characteristics exhibited by producing liquid-rich shale formations often cause inaccurate forecasts of natural gas and oil production when multistage hydraulic fracking is used for extraction. Poor cash flow estimates can be avoided by practicing due diligence when appraising petroleum property value and income. Due diligence is satisfied by comparing volumes recorded on actual royalty check stubs or monthly statements to state-reported production volumes, by relying on petroleum reserve appraisals instead of transaction multipliers or rules ...

Valuing Banks: Day 1 Fundamentals

According to the FDIC, 94% of all U.S. commercial banks, or 4,800, are “community banks.” Community banks are closely held, have shareholders’ equity ranging from $5 million to $100 million, and have approximately 150 employees, on average. Due to unique regulatory and operating factors, valuation of a commercial bank requires industry-specific insights and knowledge. Join expert Keith Sellers for insight into all aspects of the valuation of U.S. commercial banks, focusing on “community banks. Day ...

Social Media: Who Owns It and What Is It Worth?

What’s worth more to a business: a Tweet, a share, a like, or a dollar bill? With over 80% of businesses now using social media, understanding how social media creates value is no longer an optional skill for professional business appraisers. For technology and social media companies, the value of their network can be the most critical part of their business. Expert Mark Zyla (@MarkZyla) shares his knowledge in this engaging session that will be ...

Free sample chart of accounts for a legal marijuana business

Listen to a free webinar on valuation issues with the legal marijuana industry and also get a free sample chart of accounts for a typical firm.

Law firm acquisitions maintain torrid pace, spelling more opportunities for valuation pros

A press release from law consulting firm Altman Weil provides multiple takeaways for business valuation professionals, all of which indicate that law firm mergers and acquisitions are poised to continue in historic numbers. The industry trend is toward acquisition as the favored method for established firms to find new business.

Valuation of Investment Advisory Firms

Investment advisory firms are different from other professional service businesses, and there are important details about the investment advisory industry to consider in the valuation process. In this webinar, expert Warren Burkholder will discuss ownership of a fractional interest in a business entity (usually caused by either divorce or a transfer of interest) and some of the potential encumbrances such as complex contractual and legal rights. This session also covers deals to transfer of a ...

Busy time for law firm M&A means appraisal ops

It was another busy year in 2016 for law firm M&As, according to a release from Altman Weil, which tracks this activity. BVR has a new installment in its series of What It’s Worth special reports: What It's Worth: Law Firm Value. This will help you better understand the special considerations when valuing a firm of this kind.

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 >>

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2017

April 2017 PDF (401 pages)

FactSet Mergerstat

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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. 
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Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide, 2017 Edition

November 2016 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 >>

Exclusive survey reveals industry research sources of choice

IBISWorld and RMA are the two sources valuation experts cite most for industry research, according to a BVR exclusive survey.

A Conversation With an Appraiser With a Passion for Learning

Courtney Sparks White is a partner with Clarus Partners, a firm based in Columbus, Ohio, that provides traditional CPA services as well as business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support. In addition to her activities at Clarus Partners, she is very active in NACVA, serving as an Executive Advisory Board member and as part of the Current Update in Valuation instructor team.

What It's Worth: Hotel Business Value

June 2016 PDF (99 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In "What It's Worth: Hotel Business Value," the authors provide an overview of the opportunities available in the hospitality industry and walk readers through a detailed case study covering valuation considerations from estimating room revenues and expenses to applying a cost approach and asset allocation method.  Learn more >>

Franchise Value: Valuation Methods and Benchmarking Data

April 2016 PDF (107 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This special report, "Franchise Value: Valuation Methods and Benchmarking Data," tackles the myriad of valuation challenges and presents a vast amount of valuable franchise benchmarking data, broken down by major industry. Successfully navigate your next franchise valuation with important lessons from the courts and tips on how to overcome the most common franchise valuation issues. Learn more >>

The BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, Fourth Edition

May 2016 Hardcover, PDF (1,153 pages)

Mark Dietrich

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The new edition of the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, is the premier resource for appraisers, attorneys, and healthcare administrators involved in any healthcare valuation. Edited by renowned valuation thought leader Mark Dietrich, and co-published with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), this comprehensive guide addresses all aspects of healthcare valuation. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Brewery Value

May 2016 PDF (70 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's new special report, What It’s Worth: Brewery Value, offers advice from top experts who work with craft breweries and study valuation issues associated with this industry daily. These experts walk you through the very specific factors involved in brewery valuation, from the best valuation approaches to use, considerations for valuing the buildings associated with the brewery, the specialized equipment needed to produce the beers, and the value of the key personnel who operate the brewery. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Winery Value

May 2016 PDF (91 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In What It’s Worth: Winery Value, you’ll get advice from top experts who work with wineries and study valuation issues associated with this industry on a daily basis. These experts walk you through the factors involved in winery valuation and examine the top value drivers including real estate, wine clubs, ancillary product sales, and production capacity.  Learn more >>

Florida court explores scope of active/passive appreciation

A Florida appeals court examines the issue of whether the increased value of stock from a company for which the owning spouse works can be a marital asset and subject to distribution.

What It's Worth: Automobile Dealership Value

March 2016 PDF (94 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

What It’s Worth:  Auto Dealership Value (formerly Key Trends Driving Auto Dealership Value) provides you with wisdom from numerous experts who work with auto dealerships and study the valuation issues associated with this industry daily.  Learn more >>

Industry-specific empirical support for passive appreciation

A survey is open for respondents to indicate which industries they would like to see analyzed for economic causal factors and their elasticities in order to better determine passive appreciation in business assets in a divorce context. The resulting analyses will be published.

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016

February 2016 PDF (262 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016 is essential for business appraisers and attorneys who want to stay ahead of their peers on the most important legal issues confronting business valuation. With in-depth analysis from BVR’s legal team, the lessons learned in this book help appraisers come to better and more defensible valuation conclusions. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Yearbook 2016

February 2016 PDF (371 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Keep up with business valuation’s most innovative approaches and techniques, new court decisions, and regulatory and professional standards updates. BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2016. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements Learn more >>
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