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BV needs ‘outside-the-box’ solutions to document COVID-19-era business valuations

COVID-19 has substantially affected the financial and economic characteristics of privately held and publicly traded businesses.

Global BV News: Eurozone private M&A soars despite COVID-19

Private equity acquisition prices in the eurozone soared to a new record, according to the free Q4 2020 Argos Index, confirming an overheated rebound to what now appears to be a business value “blip” caused by COVID-19.

The Valuation Paradigm of COVID-19: Using the DCF Method After an Economic Crisis

The challenge amid today’s market disruption is to revert back to the foundational elements of valuation and how to properly apply those “blocking and tackling” fundamentals during very untraditional times.

Fair Value Measurements Amid the Covid-19 Crisis

Reporting entities in recent years generally benefited from a growing economy, which may have allowed auditors to gain comfort with fair value measurements for financial reporting purposes with relatively less documentation. The disruption to global economic activity and financial markets suggest that a business as usual approach may no longer apply to these same fair value measurements. Consequently, reporting entities can expect fair value measurements to receive greater scrutiny from their auditors and a heighted ...

Sequel to BVR’s free town hall webinar May 6

By popular demand, BVR will hold a second free town hall webinar, Valuation and COVID-19 Update: BVR Townhall and Q&A, on May 6.

Eurozone deal multiple index ignores COVID-19 and sets a record

The free Q4 2020 Argos Index, released last week, shows that private equity acquisition prices in the eurozone soared to a new record, confirming an overheated rebound to what now appears to be a business value “blip” caused by COVID-19.

Michigan court decides COVID-19 business interruption claim; many more cases in the pipeline

COVID-19-related business interruption cases are winding their way through the court system, and one state court, in a matter of first impression, recently issued a decision.

COVID-19 takeaways from NACVA’s Virtual Super Conference

In the last issue, we gave you some takeaways from the NACVA and the CTI’s 2020 Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Super Conference that was held online over five full days (June 15 to June 19).

COVID-19 may trigger set aside of previous marital consent order (and increase hidden bitcoin assets)

Love may not survive, but the financial obligations of marriage carry on, even when COVID-19 changes the valuation of marital assets.

Since COVID-19, 43% of home appraisals have ‘down-valued’ purchases

Benham & Reeves, the London estate agency, reports that 43% of UK house sales since COVID-19 (through May 2021) were sold despite being down-valued by their RICS.

Global BV News: Spotlight on pharma firms in KPMG’s 4Q20 valuation brief

COVID-19 continues to dominate a lot of the discussion in KPMG’s Quarterly Brief—International Valuation Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Agenda available for Energy Valuation Conference May 12

A post-COVID-19 outlook for the energy sector, downstream refineries, upstream reserves, oil and gas valuations, and complex infrastructure assets are some of the topics on the agenda for the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Energy Valuation Conference on May 12.

Today! ASA Energy Valuation Conference streams live

A post-COVID-19 outlook for the energy sector, downstream refineries, upstream reserves, oil and gas valuations, and complex infrastructure assets are some of the topics on today’s agenda for the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Energy Valuation Conference.

Can You Do Two Valuations With the Same Date? Yes, Says Hitchner

A valuation done pre-COVID-19 may be obsolete, so can you update it using the same valuation date and factor in the impacts of the pandemic? Yes, says James Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services), and he believes doing so is not in conflict with the valuation standards.

No act of God excuse for Victoria’s Secret buyer—February agreement excepted pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, a number of buyers have resorted to force majeure (aka act of God) clauses to withdraw from deals.

Global BV News: Highlights of KPMG’s Q2 valuation brief

COVID-19 dominates a lot of the discussion in the latest edition of KPMG’s International Valuation Newsletter (12th edition), published quarterly.

VSCPA BVFLS conference September 16-17

Valuing a business in the post-COVID-19 pandemic economy, how to review a valuation report, the misunderstood calculation report, and practice-building strategies are just some of the topics at the Business Valuation, Fraud and Litigation Services Conference sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs.

Business interruption cases and the role financial experts can play

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, business owners have increasingly turned to business interruption insurance.

How Is Coronavirus Affecting the Business Valuation Community?

The unpredictable coronavirus is disrupting work plans of valuation and accounting firms and impacting the global market. Conferences are being postponed and offering webcast versions, firms are limiting travel, supervisors are encouraging virtual meetings, and new ways to help prevent the spread of the disease are introduced every day. Here are some recent developments, issues, and advice that everyone should consider, including factors to favor when performing a valuation in this turbulent, uncertain time.

Business interruption cases and the role financial experts can play

Filing a business interruption claim has become one of the go-to moves for businesses as they try to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. A discussion of two cases that were adjudicated just before the COVID-19 crisis came into relief explains the trajectory many claims, including claims arising out of the COVID-19 crisis, may take and points to opportunities for damages experts.

What family law practitioners need to know about COVID-19-related legislation

In a recent webinar, hosted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), high-caliber presenters examined provisions in the mammoth COVID-19 federal legislation that are of particular significance to family law practitioners (attorneys and business valuators).

Studio 417 v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

In this business interruption case resulting from mandatory shutdowns to control COVID-19, the court declined to grant a motion to dismiss claims of plaintiffs; plaintiffs, inter alia, adequately allege that they suffered a physical loss due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources | Business Valuation Resources Search COVID-19 Resources for the Business Valuation Community We have been receiving emails from valuation experts asking questions about how to address the coronavirus in the valuations they are currently working on. Some of the issues are not unlike those in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Of course, the current coronavirus crisis is unlike any time in recent history. Still, valuation experts can glean some insights from

Interesting poll results in latest Hitchner pub

The latest issue of Hardball With Hitchner includes the results of some recent polls that reveal what valuation practitioners are doing to reflect the impact of COVID-19 in valuations.

COVID-19 Just a Speed Bump in Hot M&A Market, Say Speakers at Transaction Advisors Forum

Coverage and key takeaways on valuation from the April 30 M&A Strategy Forum that included sessions conducted by corporate development leaders, in-house M&A counsel, board members, and private equity investors.

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