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Hitchner shares his COVID-19 timeline

When was COVID-19 known or knowable for valuation purposes?

Alternate market-based valuation methods amid COVID-19

In order to use the market approach in the wake of the coronavirus, your approach will depend on the valuation date and the date the impact of COVID-19 was felt in the market.

Alternate Valuation Methods in the Era of COVID-19

The authors address the impact of COVID-19 on the capital markets and offer alternate valuation methods that should be considered in these turbulent times.

Timeline COVID-19 - Rosenfield and Co

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 4 Business Valuation Update May 2020 Business Valuation Resources A Revisit Of ‘knOwn OR knOwAble’ And subsequent events in the COvid-19 wORld Reprinted with permissions from Business Valuation Resources, LLC COVID-19 Timeline: A Timeline of Events Relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic nov. 17, 2019 • Earliest confrmed case of COVID-19—was not recognized as a new virus at the time.1 dec. 1, 2019 • A study by Chinese researchers pub- lished in the Lancet medical journal claimed the frst person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 started experiencing symptoms.2 dec.

How to deal with COVID-19 for Dec. 31, 2019, valuations

Several BVWire readers have asked about how to treat the COVID-19 issue when you have a valuation date of Dec. 31, 2019.

List of links to COVID-19 updates from the valuation community

If you click here, you can get a list of links to the latest insights, research, and guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic published by various valuation organizations and professional bodies.

A Revisit of ‘Known or Knowable’ and Subsequent Events in the COVID-19 World

The authors have a recurring client for whom they perform an annual valuation as of December 31. They give a best practice suggestion as to how to address the coronavirus in their valuation report. The article includes a COVID-19 timeline they developed.

Force Majeure: Examining the Post COVID-19 Intercompany Agreement Reality

As COVID-19 continues to shift everyday life and the global economy, accounting professionals are looking for information to help guide their clients through these trying times. These organizations will lean on their in-house experience and should pay close attention to the lessons learned during the 2008 market crisis. Force Majeure is a clause included within an agreement that is commonly referred to as the “Act of God” clause. The clause is generally intended for acts of nature that were unpredictable such as floods, fires, or earthquakes but are not limited to these examples. Force Majeure clauses use specific language in transactions that can absolve the involved parties of their responsibilities. This allows the opportunity to renegotiate when an event occurs that is outside the control of either party.

IVSC’s Darling describes how business valuation during COVID-19 differs from the 2008 financial crisis

The IVSC, in collaboration with RICS, released a new video looking at the impact of COVID-19 on global markets, geopolitics, and the global economy on 20 April.

Should you consider a special COVID-19 premium?

During a recent webinar, a question came up as to whether or not valuation analysts should be separately identifying a risk rate associated with the impact of COVID-19 on a subject company.

Legal avenues for businesses coping with COVID-19 disruption and damages

In Franchising in the Time of COVID-19, an ABA panel recently discussed the scope of the disruption the pandemic has caused for franchisees and franchisors as well as legal doctrines on which franchisees/franchisors might rely to deal with the monetary damages to their businesses.

VPOs to hold free webinar today, April 8, on COVID-19

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), CBV Institute, Global Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (GACVA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will jointly host a free virtual town hall on how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact business valuation analysts and appraisal.

Business interruption and other legal claims arising out of COVID-19 crisis

Just as the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 brought businesses and economic activity to a sudden halt, an ABA panel discussed the grave effects on businesses and the legal doctrines available to business owners to mitigate the economic injury stemming from business interruption and unforeseeable circumstances.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Restructuring, Insolvency & Impairment

The world of valuation has changed along with everything else. In this panel on the Impact of COVID-19 on Restructuring, Insolvency & Impairment, three experts will discuss the changing environment for valuation assignments. Craig Jacobson, Richard Peil, and Dan Korcyk each bring a unique perspective and will discuss three specific areas where valuation activity might increase due to the virtual shutdown of the U.S. economy. Finally, we will discuss topics related to performing valuations in ...

Valuation and Covid-19 Update: BVR Townhall and Q&A

In part two of this town hall-style event, Michelle Gallagher, Gary Trugman, Stacy Collins, and Harold Martin talk through key impacts of COVID-19 on valuation issues. From cost of capital to family law to guideline companies, the impact on the inputs, approaches, and the business we value is profoundly felt. Experts who have weathered financial crises before are doing a yeoman’s job of keeping current with the ever-changing information. Send early questions and comments to ...

Cost of Equity and COVID-19: What to Do?

A forward-looking approach, implied volatilities, and total beta are used to determine an appropriate cost of equity during “unprecedented” times such as we have now to supplement one’s analysis.

Assessing Additional Economic Risk Due to COVID-19

A template that can serve as a framework of thinking about the impact of the coronavirus on a subject company. The author presents a series of questions that help assess the short- and long-term risks with respect to the subject company’s industry, physical operations, financial issues, and firm management.

COVID-19 updates and guidance from the valuation community

Valuation professional organizations, special interest groups, and valuation and accounting firms are issuing updates and guidance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PwC survey: CFOs become less optimistic about recovery time

“Hopes that the outbreak will dissipate quickly are receding,” according to the PwC COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey.

Perfect Storm: COVID-19 and 2020 Election—Unexpected Windfall for E&G Tax Planning

Insights into the impacts on the estate and gift tax area and the opportunities it presents for business valuers.

Special COVID-19 issue of Business Valuation Update

Normally, Business Valuation Update is available only to subscribers (or subscribers of the BVResearch Pro platform).

Poll: Some valuation experts expect an increase in business

During BVR’s recent town hall webinar on the valuation impacts of COVID-19, 25% of the audience said they expect business valuation engagements to “increase slightly” and 21% said business will stay the same.

Business interruption trends and cases triggered by COVID-19

The gleaming billboards of Times Square went dark on May 27 for one minute to alert the nation that pandemic-related business interruption insurance claims are being denied by insurers.

IRS discusses tax implications of COVID-19 legislation

In an excellent ABA webinar that summarized and analyzed the COVID-19-related legislation Congress passed to alleviate the economic harm on businesses and persons, IRS Chief Counsel Michael Desmond spoke to some of the efforts the agency is making to achieve implementation.

Thoughts and advice on valuations amid the COVID-19 crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic continues its relentless march across the globe, we have reached out to members of the Business Valuation Update Editorial Advisory Board to begin to gather their thoughts on the impact of the crisis on valuations.

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