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Global BV News: New methodology for tax valuation of unlisted shares in Switzerland

The application of different valuation bases has a significant impact on the wealth tax value of unlisted shares in Switzerland, according to an article from KPMG.

BV movers . . .

Anthony M. Venette, CPA/ABV, has joined DeJoy Knauf & Blood LLP (Rochester, N.Y.) as senior manager for business valuation.

CPE events

Estate and Gift: The Complete Valuation Package (A BVR Workshop), May 24, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET. Featuring: Carla Glass (Marcum LLP) and Marissa Turrell (Marcum LLP). CPE credits: 4.5.

Leadership change in BVR Training

BVR wishes Jared Waters all the best in his new endeavor as a business owner and welcomes our new training director, Debbie Goldfarb, to our leadership ranks.

Appeals court vacates going-concern valuation for firm being wound down

In an Arizona divorce case, the couple owned a business that was being phased out.

Why isn’t business valuation more fully recognised as a profession?

The business valuation profession in the UK has evolved rapidly, though much of that has been the result of IASB and other regulatory change, mostly affecting the practices of the large audit firms.

Does your client use stock-based compensation? Beware when choosing an effective tax rate

IFRS require a reconciliation between the corporate tax rates HMRC requires and the effective tax rates.

U.S-based TAF exposure draft addresses conclusion of value vs. value calculations

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) is the leading US-based valuation standards organisation.

The UK set a new record of 4,900 insolvencies filed in the first quarter of 2022

As anticipated, the end of emergency government COVID-19 support schemes caused company insolvencies in England and Wales to rise to their highest (since 2012) level in the first quarter of 2022.

A new generation of financial experts have never done valuation analysis during inflation, Damodaran says

First, the good news: Aswath Damodaran notes that April was the first month since our current inflationary cycle when overall inflation slowed.

KPMG Law add to their UK lawyer headcount

The firm announced plans to add over 200 new lawyers in London by 2024, more than doubling its total UK legal staff.

Dates for your diary

24 May: 3rd Annual European Valuation Conference, Prague ...

BVWire-UK, May 17, 2022, Issue #38-2

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17 May 2022 | Issue 38-2 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). Why isn’t business valuation more fully recognised as a profession? The business ...

The DealStats Value Index: A Value-Added Proposition

BVR’s DealStats platform is one of the best ways to discover complete financials for public- and private-company transactions. But one aspect that adds substantial value to a DealStats subscription is the DealStats Value Index. Get a sneak peek at some of the 4th quarter 2021 issue’s insights.

Michigan Appeals Court Affirms Modified-Liquidation Value in a Shareholder Deadlock Litigation

In this shareholder deadlock litigation, the appellate court affirmed the decision of the trial court that the solution to the deadlock was to order a buyout of the plaintiffs’ stock by the defendants as opposed to a dissolution of the company. The appellate court also affirmed the use of a modified-liquidation value as providing a value that maximized the value to the individual shareholders.

Pitsch v Pitsch Holding Co.

In this shareholder deadlock litigation, the appellate court affirmed the decision of the trial court that the solution to the deadlock was to order a buyout of the plaintiffs’ stock by the defendants as opposed to a dissolution of the company. The appellate court also affirmed the use of a modified-liquidation value as providing a value that maximized the value to the individual shareholders.

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.

IP damages expert Bania testifies in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial

One of BVR’s authors, Douglas Bania, testified that ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations of abuse damaged Johnny Depp’s image.

More business owners deciding to sell, most retiring

The long anticipated “Silver Tsunami” wave of retiring baby boomers appears to be arriving and is expected to supply the market with a steady stream of available businesses throughout the year, according to a report from BizBuySell.

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).

Global BV News: Valuing early-stage firms: full-day seminar from Malaysia

The valuation of early-stage companies is the focus of a full-day seminar August 17 in Malaysia.

BV movers . . .

Mark Rupolo, CPA, ABV, PFS, has been admitted as a partner at Minneapolis-based Lurie LLP.

CPE events

2022 Houston ASA Energy Valuation Conference: A BVR Live Webcast, May 12, 6:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. PT/9:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET. Featuring: a panel of experts. CPE credits: 9.0.

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