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BV News and Trends July 2022

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Highlights From the 2022 NYSSCPA BVLS Conference

Money laundering, earnouts, valuing debt, and SPAC enforcement are a few of the topics presented at the Business Valuation and Litigation Services (BVLS) conference hosted by the New York State Society of CPAs. Here are some key takeaways.

BV News and Trends June 2022

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

NACVA agenda announced for August ‘super conference’

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts moved its traditional in-person June conference to August in Salt Lake City, and the agenda has just been released (click here to see it).

Submitted for your approval: the BV Zone

The Business Valuation Zone is a new free customizable service that sifts through articles, research studies, and thought-leadership blogs from hundreds of leading business valuation sources.

ASA announces keynote for its annual conference

The state of the current—and future—economy is more important than ever for valuations, so the American Society of Appraisers has lined up a top-notch keynote for its 2022 ASA International Conference, September 10-12 in Tampa, Fla., and virtually.

Morrison cautions appraisers regarding automation

Blind reliance on automated tools for business valuation is a danger, says past ASA international president Bob Morrison, FASA, who spoke on a recent webinar on the future of the valuation profession.

ASA announces election results

The American Society of Appraisers has announced the results of its 2022-23 elections for the new international officers, discipline governors, discipline committee officers, appraisal review management discipline, and members-at-large.

Comments on an Article on Attracting More Practitioners to BV

An article in last month’s Business Valuation Update discussed the need to make business valuation a more recognized career path. This article includes some very thoughtful comments by Dr. Michael A. Crain, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFE, an academic and practitioner.

BV News and Trends May 2022

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Highlights from the NYSSCPA BV conference

BVWire attended the New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and—as always—it was an excellent event.

iiBV reaching out to young potential BVers

The International Institute of Business Valuers (iiBV) has launched a campaign to interest younger individuals and university students in a career in valuation.

Comments due tomorrow on TAF exposure draft

Comments on the exposure draft, Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations, are due May 26.

NACVA announces its ‘super conferences’ schedule

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in December? Sounds good to us!

Study says there is ‘clear evidence’ of bias among BV experts

Researchers say they have found “clear evidence for the existence of … engagement bias” in valuation professionals who were assigned randomly to perform valuation tasks on behalf of a buyer or a seller.

Reminder: Comments due on TAF exposure draft

Comments on the exposure draft, “Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations,” are due May 26.

Conference season is here!

Two upcoming conferences of note (click the links for more information and to register).

TAF issues exposure draft regarding conclusion of value vs. value calculations

In the first in a series of valuation briefs, The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) has published an exposure draft, “Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations.”

Business Valuation Needs to Be a Recognized Career Path

Despite all the progress the business valuation profession has made, BV is still not understood or widely recognized as a career path. Most individuals who enter the profession continue to discover it by accident.

BV News and Trends April 2022

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Keynote announced for NYSSCPA valuation conference

Former federal prosecutor Sharon Cohen Levin, a leading expert in anti-money laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act, economic sanctions, and asset forfeiture matters, will give the keynote at this year’s New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference.

ASA confab moves to Tampa

Originally announced for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the 2022 American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference (ASAIC22), will be held in Tampa, Fla., September 10-12 (same dates as before).

CFO Tech Outlook names top valuation services providers

Two Top 10 lists of valuation services firms are in a special edition of CFO Tech Outlook magazine.

ASA/Pratt Valuing a Business book is delayed

For those of you who have preordered or will order the new sixth edition of Valuing a Business, supply-chain shortages have caused a delay.

Book Review: Understanding Business Valuation, 6th Edition

Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuations) has updated his book, which shows you how to apply valuation theory with practical examples from actual engagements and sample valuation reports, written in an easy-to-understand style.

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