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BV News and Trends June 2024

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

BV News and Trends May 2024

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

Recent Trends in the Valuation of Early-Stage Companies

This webinar provides an overview of recent trends in the valuation of early-stage companies. We will review the guidance that the International Valuation Standards Council (including the most recent IVS 500), the Luxembourg Valuation Professionals Association, IPEV, and AICPA provide, and we will then provide practical, step-by-step examples of how to handle some current challenges in early-stage valuation, such as the valuation of SAFEs, how to incorporate down rounds into the valuation, and how to ...

BV News and Trends February 2024

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

Future Plans for the AICPA FVS Section

The AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) section has some impressive plans going forward, a panel revealed at the FVS conference in Las Vegas this past November. Their plans include strengthening their training offerings, increasing education opportunities, career development support and outreach to universities to raise awareness among students.

BV News and Trends January 2024

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

More takeaways from the Las Vegas AICPA FVS conference

In the last issue, we presented some takeaways from the first day of the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. Here are some things we learned on the second day.

Catch up on the ASA conference via recordings

Here are a few things we learned from listening to some of the recordings from the ASA 2023 International Appraisers Conference in New Orleans.

Full agenda available for AICPA FVS Conference November 6-8

The full agenda for the AICPA & CIMA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference taking place November 6-8 in Las Vegas is now available.

Mercer Updates His State-of-the-BV-Profession Analysis

Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) did a “state of the profession” update as a keynote presentation at the recent Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Super Conference, hosted by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). He addressed the current number of credentialed professionals, the aging of the profession, growth outlook, how the valuation professional organizations (VPOs) are adapting, and more.

BV News and Trends September 2023

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

BV News and Trends August 2023

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

Mercer examines the future of the BV profession

Essential reading for anyone connected to the business valuation profession is a new white paper from veteran valuer Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital).

Ethical Issues in Business Valuation

Do you know what ethics issues might arise when complying with business valuation and forensic standards? Do you know what all of the business valuation and forensic standards are? Do you know what ethics standards apply to each of those standards? Recently, a number of ethics questions have arisen relating to the application of business valuation and forensic standards. Many relate to conflicts of interest and independence issues. In this webinar, we will cover the ...

BV News and Trends February 2023

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

BV News and Trends January 2023

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

Two AICPA fair value guides being revised

At last week’s ASA Fair Value Virtual Conference, several sessions focused on some revised versions of guidance from the AICPA.

BV News and Trends November 2022

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

AICPA session reiterates request for comments on business combinations guide

A session at this week’s AICPA FVS conference discussed the recently released Draft Accounting and Valuation Guide, Business Combinations, which provides guidance and illustrations regarding the accounting and valuation considerations for business combination transactions.

Mercer Examines the State of the BV Profession

In a keynote address at the Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Super Conference hosted by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) addressed the aging of the profession, consolidation, how the VPOs are adapting, and what the future might hold for valuation theory.

Roundup of Recent and Planned Updates to Valuation Standards and Guidance

A recap for valuation experts, includes updated valuation standards charts, new planned guidance from the AICPA and The Appraisal Foundation, SEC rules, FASB projects, lease accounting, Rule 702, proposed legislation, and more.

Comments wanted on AICPA draft of business combinations guide

The AICPA seeks comments on its newly released Draft Accounting and Valuation Guide, Business Combinations.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

Mercer Predicts a Shakeout in the U.S. BV Credentialing Landscape

Intense competition will trigger a consolidation among the three business valuation credentialing organizations in the U.S., predicts Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital), speaking at the recent NACVA conference.

Business Combinations and Fair Value for Financial Reporting

Are you confused by business combinations? Join William Kennedy for this engaging session covering GAAP fair value standards and their application in business combinations. Hear a discussion of the nuances of the GAAP fair value standard and history of how it was developed as part of the GAAP-IFRS convergence project. Also learn how the valuation approaches and methods used in fair value assessment differ from valuation approaches used in a fair market value appraisal.

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