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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: Valuing a Business—The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies, 6th Edition

The new edition of Shannon Pratt’s book, which gives a heavy dose of theory and has been updated by a team of 67 contributors and published by the American Society of Appraisers, is reviewed.

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.

Additional Takeaways From the 2021 ASA International Conference

Interesting sessions covering risk-free rates, equity risk premia, expert testimony, appraisal reviews, cannabis valuations, and more from the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference, held in Las Vegas.

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Yeanoplos honored with ASCPA life membership

Earlier this year, we ran an item about how the future of the valuation profession depends on practitioners giving back to the profession.

TAF calls for papers on the ‘art of valuation’

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) has issued a call for qualified candidates to submit proposals for papers that will go into a book on the art of doing business valuation.

Agenda set for NYSSCPA BV and litigation services conference May 16

Each year, BVWire attends the annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and registration is now open for this year’s event, which will be webcast May 16.

Trugman’s Understanding Business Valuation has hit the stands!

The PDF version of the new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation (UBV6) has been published and is now available.

Shannon Pratt's Valuing a Business - Preserving a Legacy

I am fortunate to have co-authored several books with Shannon. While I had gotten to know Shannon through conferences as well as through teaching valuation courses together, our collaboration began in August 2006 when Shannon asked me to co-author the Cost of Capital 3rd edition.

BV News and Trends February 2022

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

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