"In a good valuation, the numbers are bound together by a coherent narrative, and storytelling is kept grounded with numbers," says Dr. Aswath Damodaran (Stern School of Business, New York University).
BV experts take the stand in a high-stakes Tax Court case that pits the IRS against the estate of Michael Jackson.
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.
In a right of publicity case, a woman is suing the Chipotle restaurant chain for $2.2 billion for using her photograph without her permission for advertising purposes.
Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has released new data posts and data sets updated for 2017 related to valuation and the cost of capital, including historical stock returns, implied equity risk premiums, country risk premiums, and more.
There were 1,536 healthcare M&A transactions in 2016, up 1% from 2015, but overall spending dropped to $255.7 billion from $400.3 billion in 2015, according to data from Irving Levin Associates Inc.
For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the late actor Peter Cushing was “digitally resurrected” and appears as the future Death Star commander. Some stars are now taking action, such as having themselves scanned, so they, too, can provide for their heirs when they’re in the hereafter and enhance the value of their right of publicity.
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.
Over half of the $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments the government recovered in 2016 under the False Claims Act (FCA) were from the healthcare industry. Allegations often revolve around the measurement of the fair market value of physician compensation.
Trademarks and trade names were identified in 50% of M&A deals in 2015, up from 45% in 2014, according to the 2015 Purchase Price Allocation Study from Houlihan Lokey.
The NYSSCPA sponsored the Marijuana Symposium: Business, Tax and Legal Implications, which included a discussion on the nuances of valuing a firm in this challenging industry.
The issues under consideration include the definition of report and communication of assignment results. There’s also a proposed revision of the definition of appraisal review, as well as splitting the existing Standard 3 into two standards.
Healthcare reform has been moving the industry away from the traditional fee-for-service revenue model in favor of one where revenue is based on the quality of care. Will the ACA repeal-and-replace efforts under the new Trump administration put the brakes on this? A healthcare valuation expert comments.
Social media, audiobooks, music and video files, bitcoin, and other digital assets pose estate planning and valuation challenges, explains a new paper. A handy checklist is also provided.
A blue-ribbon panel of experts review the primary DLOM methods and reveal new survey data on which methods valuators rely on most.
IRS and Treasury officials on the hearing panel felt compelled to make a few remarks in response to the strong concerns of valuation experts, attorneys, wealth planners, and family business owners who testified.
Wide variations in estimates of brand valuations trigger talk of a new set of valuation rules.
A few takeaways from Business Valuation in an Upside Down World, a two-day event co-sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of Business Appraisers (SECBA) and the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA).
Healthcare law has been expanded to impose privacy rules on a healthcare entity’s “business associates,” which can include appraisers.
Annette Stalker (Stalker Forensics) has been appointed as chair for the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee; Michael Fahlman (Berkeley Research Group LLC) will chair the Forensic and Litigation Services Committee; and Nathan DiNatale (SC&H LLC) will assume the chair for the Business Valuations Committee.