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Cannabis and Hemp: Valuation and Industry Update

As a high growth industry, cannabis and hemp business valuations and damages assessments are in demand. But, in this highly regulated industry, many “must know” considerations impact these engagements. Join experts Ron Seigneur and Ryan Cram for a discussion of the trends and opportunities facing these dynamic industry segments. Learn about the continuing regulatory and tax issues that must be considered and get an update on M&A and investment activity that are powering values. Ron ...

Eatery multiples in latest Duff & Phelps report

Publicly traded quick service restaurants had a mean multiple of 16.5x (enterprise value as a multiple of EBITDA) in 2018 and are estimated to achieve a multiple of 16.8x in 2019, according to the “Restaurant Quarterly Update—Spring 2019” from Duff & Phelps.

Corporate Cannabis: One-Hitter or Here to Stay?

This is the second installment in ktMINE's Cannabis series. In Part I, it discussed the marijuana IP landscape in general and explored trademarks in the industry. In this post, it investigates the potential movement of Big Pharma and multinational agricultural corporations into the cannabis space.

Damodaran values Lyft ahead of IPO

Check out the spreadsheet Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) used to value Lyft prior to its IPO this past Friday (March 29).

Key topics covered at ASA Energy Valuation Conference May 2

The Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) will present the Energy Valuation Conference on May 2 in Houston.

Energy Valuation Conference May 2: Attend Live in Houston or BVR Webcast

BVR is pleased to partner with the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to present a live webcast of the Energy Valuation Conference, which will take place on May 2 in Houston.

Valuing Closely Held Farms and Ranches With Economic Reality

Valuing a minority interest in an entity with farm/ranch ownership and/or operations can be tricky. As analysts, we are bound to valuation theory, but economic reality must play a role as well. As valuation professionals know, an owner of a minority interest cannot force liquidation of assets, so that precludes us from strictly employing the asset approach. However, cash flows from farms and ranches are very low in relation to the underlying ground; as such ...

Valuations steady for A/E firms, per new study

Valuations of minority interests in privately held architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms (A/E firms) held steady from 2017 to 2018, according to a new study.

Vertical IQ: Very Smart Industry Research

A practitioner’s review of the newest platform for industry research that focuses on the financial aspects of how firms operate in a particular industry.

Valuing a Small, Owner-Operated Business

There is a huge, underserved market for valuations of small, owner-operated businesses. Many appraisals fail to take into account the unique characteristics of these businesses such as revenue, assets, employees, locations, and territories. Join expert David Coffman for this must-attend webinar where he’ll cover how to modify and adapt your valuation procedures to produce credible valuations of owner-operated businesses. Attendees will learn about the hypothetical sale of a small, owner-operated business and the valuation methods ...

Updated Business Reference Guide available

Now in its 29th year, the Business Reference Guide (BRG) has been updated for 2019.

Auto Dealership Valuation and Damages: Under the Hood (A BVR Web Workshop)

For BVR's first workshop of the year, experts Adam Lawyer, Robert Davis, Stephen Dietrich, and Joseph Roesner put the pedal to the metal on what you need to know about valuing auto dealerships. Participants will get a top-of-the-line understanding of the different dealership models and the industry as a whole. Why should you attend? —Practical tips and advice: Join our auto industry expert panel to get current and practical tips for your next auto dealership valuation; —Valuation ...

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2019

May 2019 PDF

FactSet Mergerstat

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The FactSet Mergerstat Review–U.S. Edition 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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Benchmarking With BizMiner: Live Demo and Case Study (Free Webinar)

Benchmarking your company financials provides the inputs for quantitative adjustments and lends confidence to your qualitative adjustments. Having the most granular industry statistical reports in the market allows you to perform better analysis. Join Galen Pugh for a demonstration on how to use BizMiner’s robust data set, and experience the features of their new Industry Financial and Industry Market Report. See BizMiner in action with a case study presented by valuation expert Don Drysdale. For ...

BVR now offers Vertical IQ industry research

When BVR conducted a survey of business valuation firms, a new provider appeared when we asked about the industry research sources respondents use: Vertical IQ.

BVR Now Offers Vertical IQ as an Additional Source for Industry-Specific Research

The newest service for industry research is designed as an easy-to-use platform that focuses on the financial aspects of how firms operate in a particular industry.

Vertical IQ - Industry Reports

Vertical IQ quickly turns you into an industry expert with hard-to-find intelligence on small- and medium-sized businesses in nearly 575+ industries. Designed to help valuation practitioners, Vertical IQ profiles dive into the details of risks, industry trends, financial metrics, operations, and financial challenges inherent to niche businesses of all types.  Learn more >>

Cannabis: IP Issues in a Budding U.S. Industry

Canada is already facing many challenges after its recent legalization of cannabis last week, including a significant shortage of product and uncertainties about border policies with the United States. Read this post from ktMINE about the IP issues in the budding U.S. cannabis industry.

What’s a brewery worth? Key factors when valuing a craft brewery

Explore the key factors that impact the value of a brewery, including cash flow, capacity, and key people/brewmaster.

NYSSCPA to hold cannabis conference December 11 in New York City

If you’re either currently working with or considering a cannabis client, check out the 2018 Cannabis Conference on December 11 in New York City to be held by the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).

Multiples Used to Estimate Automotive Dealerships Market Value

Practitioners use goodwill multiples for valuing automobile dealerships. In this paper, the valuation accuracy of five goodwill multiples and seven more traditional multiples that can be used for estimating the market value of the equity of car dealerships is assessed during the 2010–2016 period. Our results support that the goodwill multiples provide the smallest estimation errors in valuing the market value of automobile dealerships.

9 trends that impact a law firm’s value

Valuing law firms is very different from valuing other service businesses because they depend on professional reputation and skills, referrals, a high relative intangible asset base, licenses, client relationships, and price sensitivity. In BVR’s special report, What It’s Worth: Law Firm Value, editor Ron Seigneur tackles nine trends that influence the success and reputation of professional services and should be taken into account when valuing law firms.

Damodaran criticizes Netflix’s business model

A recent New York Times article delves into the astonishing growth of Netflix, the video streaming service, and names Professor Aswath Damodaran as one of the few analysts who doubt the company’s business model is sustainable.

What Appraisers Should Know About the History and Regulation of Cannabis

Key background information to know before doing a valuation engagement in this emerging industry.

Damodaran eyes cannabiz

Excited investors are rewarding new companies in the legal marijuana industry with large market capitalizations, according to Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) in a blog posting.

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