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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.

Thumbs-up reviews for UBV6 and VAB6

The March issue of Business Valuation Update has reviews of two important books that are about to be released: Understanding Business Valuation, 6th edition (UBV6), by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation) and Valuing a Business, 6th edition (VAB6), originally written by Shannon Pratt and updated by a team of contributors.

TAF seeks candidates for its board of trustees

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) is searching for candidates to serve on its board of trustees.

2021 Thomas Burrage Award recipient named

The Expert Resource Connection (ERC) has bestowed this year’s Thomas Burrage Award upon Gail Markham, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, and CFP®.

Preview: Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2022

The year 2021 was defined by unexpected economic events; from the GameStop Rebellion to changes in how goodwill cases are handled in Florida, 2021 certainly was an interesting time to be in the valuation profession.

BV Year in Review 2021: End of an Era

A recap of significant new ideas and developments as reported in over 70 articles and hundreds of news items in the pages of Business Valuation Update during 2021.

Colleagues Pay Tribute to Shannon Pratt

A few words of tribute and remembrances about Shannon Pratt, who passed away recently at age 88.

BV News and Trends January 2021

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

Latest editions of two BVR yearbooks now available

Over 70 articles and hundreds of news items are included in the Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2022 edition.

Perfect pair: VAB6 and UBV6

Two important books are in the wings for an early 2022 release: Valuing a Business, 6th edition (VAB6), from the American Society of Appraisers and Understanding Business Valuation, 6th edition (UBV6), from Business Valuation Resources.

New Year’s resolution: Give back to the BV profession

The future of the valuation profession depends on the contributions that practitioners make to the advancement of the profession.

Video available of Shannon Pratt memorial service

A memorial service for Shannon Pratt was held January 6 at Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Portland, Ore.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

Takeaways from an interview with Duff & Phelps

The International Valuation Standard Council (IVSC) recently interviewed David Larsen, Srividya Gopal, and James Gavin, managing directors at Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, about their perspectives on current issues facing the valuation profession.

Memories and condolences for Shannon Pratt

Postings have started to appear on the obituary page for Shannon Pratt, who passed away November 26 at age 88.

ASA moves into new digs

The American Society of Appraisers has moved its headquarters office to a new location a short distance from its previous address.

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