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BV News and Trends June 2022

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

Comments on an Article on Attracting More Practitioners to BV

An article in last month’s Business Valuation Update discussed the need to make business valuation a more recognized career path. This article includes some very thoughtful comments by Dr. Michael A. Crain, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFE, an academic and practitioner.

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends May 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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.

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).

TAF issues exposure draft regarding conclusion of value vs. value calculations

In the first in a series of valuation briefs, The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) has published an exposure draft, “Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations.”

Becoming an industry expert—from the ground up

Some valuation analysts become expert in certain industries by chance—they get some engagements in a particular sector and learn along the way.

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.

Global BV News and Trends April 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

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?

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.

Power Panel: Industry Insights

Join our power panel of three industrious valuation professionals: Jay Fishman, Bryce Erickson, and Donald Erickson. Every business is different, but some are more different than others. When tackling engagements in a new or different industry, what are the questions you should be asking to be successful? Using sports franchises, oil and gas, and software as a service as examples, the panel will explore the impact of industry on valuation.

Keynote announced for NYSSCPA valuation conference

Former federal prosecutor Sharon Cohen Levin, a leading expert in anti-money laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act, economic sanctions, and asset forfeiture matters, will give the keynote at this year’s New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference.

ASA confab moves to Tampa

Originally announced for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the 2022 American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference (ASAIC22), will be held in Tampa, Fla., September 10-12 (same dates as before).

CFO Tech Outlook names top valuation services providers

Two Top 10 lists of valuation services firms are in a special edition of CFO Tech Outlook magazine.

ASA/Pratt Valuing a Business book is delayed

For those of you who have preordered or will order the new sixth edition of Valuing a Business, supply-chain shortages have caused a delay.

Book Review: Understanding Business Valuation, 6th Edition

Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuations) has updated his book, which shows you how to apply valuation theory with practical examples from actual engagements and sample valuation reports, written in an easy-to-understand style.

Additional Takeaways From the 2021 ASA International Conference

Interesting sessions covering risk-free rates, equity risk premia, expert testimony, appraisal reviews, cannabis valuations, and more from the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference, held in Las Vegas.

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends March 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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