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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.

Reconciling the Results of Various Valuation Methodologies

This is an excerpt from the author’s new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation. It illustrates the clear, simple way he explains key concepts and provides real-world examples.

A ‘Radical’ Market Data Approach to Startup Valuations

Michael Blake (Brady Ware & Co.) has issued a challenge to appraisers of early-stage companies: add rationality to valuing startups by relying more heavily on market inputs. The income approach is not always effective in prerevenue situations, so Blake turns to guideline public-company and transaction method alternatives.

Two BV Firms Collaborate to Serve Clients Better—and Boost Business

Solo and small-business valuation practitioners can scale up their practices using an idea that two firms have discovered: collaboration. It allows them to take on engagements that they otherwise would have turned away and gives them access to each other’s knowledge, resources, and contacts.

Global BV News and Trends April 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

A Lesson in Healthcare Supply and Demand—and Market Power, Part 1

This is a follow-up to the author’s landmark research on the fair market value of physician compensation. The issue of insurance market structure and the related impact on the negotiating of provider contracts is addressed in Part 1 of this article. Physician distribution and the impact of local payment rates that determine compensation is addressed in Part 2.

Proposed Rule 702 Change Targets Unqualified Experts

Too many experts who are not qualified are being allowed to testify in court, and this has triggered proposed changes to strengthen Rule 702, which is the federal rule of evidence regarding testifying experts.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

A Nation Getting Older: Valuing Senior Citizen Focused Companies

Join Vanessa Claiborne to learn the latest market trends in senior living, including the impact of the pandemic on value, key valuation metrics, and the short- and long-term outlook for valuations. With discussions on both skilled nursing and senior housing, this event will assist you in practical ways. Don’t miss this distinguished event.

Hitchner’s advice on which BV glossary to follow

In his latest issue of Hardball With Hitchner, Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) commends the “fine work” done on the 2021 International Valuation Glossary—Business Valuation.

Exciting doings at NACVA

In his latest quarterly message, Parnell Black, CEO of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), revealed some recent developments at the organization.

Helping BV staff advance—when ‘up’ is in short supply

What should you do when staffers want to move up, but it doesn’t look like there’s any “up” to offer?

Global BV News: IVS and Spanish standards are broadly aligned

That’s the conclusion of an analysis the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) carried out in conjunction with the Asociación Española de Análisis de Valor (AEV).

BV movers . . .

Several individuals have been promoted to managing director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial and Valuation Advisory practice area.

CPE events

A Nation Getting Older: Valuing Senior Citizen-Focused Companies, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. ET. Featuring: Vanessa Claiborne (Chaffe and Associates). CPE credits: 2.0.

Nothing personal about goodwill in dental practice

In a South Carolina divorce case, the appellate court reversed the family court on the issue of personal versus enterprise goodwill.

Appraisal Review for Financial Reporting

Appraisal reviews are increasing in importance and frequency. Available guidance on the appraisal review process is modest. Join Ray Rath to cover topics important to the process of performing an appraisal review as well as responding to inquiries from a reviewer of a valuation prepared for financial reporting. Ray Rath will focus on the review process and not a listing of common errors or overview of technical knowledge required to prepare or review an appraisal.

Kroll increases U.S. normalized risk-free rate to 3.0%

Kroll has increased its recommended normalized risk-free rate to 3.0% from 2.5%, effective April 7.

Holy cow! New York Yankees hit $6 billion in value

That’s what the legendary announcer Phil Rizzuto would be yelling over this news.

Tip: Add an expiration date to an engagement letter

During a very informative—and entertaining—webinar on expert witnessing, Robert Vance (Forensic & Valuation Services PLC), gave this advice: Consider putting an expiration date on the cover letter to your proposed engagement letter.

Mercer continues to examine appraisal review

After a hiatus from his blog, veteran valuer Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) certainly has made up for lost time.

‘Eye-opening’ valuations for RIA firms

A review of 2021 M&A activity among registered investment advisors (RIAs) shows that valuations “increased materially, while the median-adjusted EBITDA multiple set a record,” according to the newest edition of “The RIA Deal Room,” an annual study from Advisor Growth Strategies.

Three special BVR workshops in May: energy, estate/gift, and intangibles

The month of May will see BVR webcast three special events.

BV movers . . .

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) has named its outstanding members for the first quarter of 2022.

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