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Global BV News: IVSC annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., September 14-16

After two years of virtual meetings, the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) will hold an in-person annual general meeting (AGM) at the Renaissance Marina Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from September 14 to September 16.

ESOP valuations may be at a turning point

At last week’s inaugural ESOP Virtual Conference hosted by the American Society of Appraisers, the landmark Bowers case was discussed, which could represent a turning point for ESOP valuations.

Appeals court affirms modified liquidation value in shareholder dispute

In a Michigan shareholder deadlock case, a special master recommended that a sale of shares from one shareholder to the other would yield more value than if the company were dissolved.

NFTs—Valuable Art, Worthless Gimmicks, or Something Else

NFTs are all the rage! Almost every day, I run into another article on the subject. In the context of what is going on today relative to NFTs, the token part is a digital unit of data stored on a blockchain that represents a digital asset or a physical asset.

Damodaran tosses some dynamite during BVR webinar

Historical equity risk premium? “I don’t like a backward-looking and stagnant premium.”

FASB hits ‘pause’ on goodwill project

The big news at the 2022 ASA NY Fair Value Conference last week was that the FASB has dropped its project on goodwill, but it could be revisited in the future.

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.

Global BV News: Recordings available of free webinar series from the IVSC

Kroll has been sponsoring a series of webinars presented by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) that started June 2 and runs through June 27.

BV movers . . .

Alina Niculita, ASA (Morones Analytics LLC), and Brian Crotty, ASA (HDH Advisors LLC), were elected to the ASA Business Valuation Discipline Committee for a three-year term.

CPE events

The New Stark FMV Is a Game-Changer: Foundational Concepts and Valuation Methodology, June 28, 10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. ET. Featuring: Timothy R. Smith (TS Healthcare Consulting). CPE credits: 2.0.

Bankruptcy court KOs transfers from ‘personal piggy bank’

In a bankruptcy case in Illinois, the three tests for insolvency came into play when a dispute arose as to whether transfers the debtor company made totaling $1.72 million were fraudulent.

BVWire-UK, June 21, 2022, Issue #39-1

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21 June 2022 | Issue 39-1 BVWire—UK is a free service from BVR focusing on the business valuation profession in the United Kingdom. We offer news and perspectives from valuation thought leaders, the High Courts, HMRC, the standard-setters, ICAEW, RICS, IVSC, and more. Please be in touch with your perspectives, news, and ideas—and pass this issue along to colleagues (complimentary sign-up instructions are here). Putting a ‘tangible’ number on the value of human resources Part 2 ...

Putting a ‘tangible’ number on the value of human resources

Part 2 in a series of papers with perspectives on intangibles from the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), created by Kevin Prall and members of the Business Valuation Board, states that “human capital is the foundation from which all intangible assets are created, yet our understanding of human capital value creation and rigor around value measurement is less evolved than other intangible assets.”

The value of control trended lower in the UK last quarter

The 1Q 2022 Control Premium Study report, written by BVR’s economic and data editor, Priscilla Kisling, is now available.

New edition of Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS is released

Cengage have released the 6th edition of Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS Edition in the educational market, written by Krishna G. Palepu (Harvard University), Paul M. Healy (Harvard University), and Erik Peek (Erasmus University).

2022 UK market risk premium and risk-free rate indications from Pablo Fernandez

The results of Professor Pablo Fernandez’s latest survey of the market risk premium (MRP) and risk-free rate (RF) used in 95 countries in 2022 was released earlier this month.

FTI experts review the sources of disputes in private equity valuations

There are dozens of reasons for legal disputes in every private equity transaction—and business valuation is often at the centre, argue Karthik Balisagar, Lun Yaoguo, and Ishani Vora, FTI Consulting.

EY update transfer pricing guide

The EY Worldwide Transfer Pricing Reference Guide 2020-2021 offers an encyclopedic review of 131 jurisdictions and gives an overview of transfer pricing tax laws, regulations, rulings, documentation requirements, transfer pricing returns and related-party disclosures, transfer pricing methods, benchmarking requirements, and much more.

Kroll also release updated UK CAPM and inflation indicators

Kroll continue to publish regular updates on the global economic and financial market conditions that influence business valuations in the UK (they began this process in 2014).

Dates for your diary

21-29 June (today): ICAEW Practical Business Valuation, virtual classroom ...

Comment on COE data sources survey

In last week’s issue, we reported on a survey of the data sources analysts use to estimate the cost of equity (COE) (click here to see the news item).

Long-term inflation estimates rise, per Kroll infographic

Long-term inflation expectations for the U.S. and Germany, a key starting point to evaluate the long-term growth rate used in the terminal year of DCF analyses, are significantly higher when compared to June 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a newly updated infographic from Kroll.

Human capital and valuation explored in new paper

Everyone knows the phrase “our people are our most valuable asset,” but just how does human capital generate value for organizations?

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