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Free webinar reveals divorce valuation insights

Mark your calendar for an August 27 free webinar designed as a lightning round of observations and advice about divorce valuations in today’s challenging environment.

CCF being abandoned for DCF, NACVA speakers say

The capitalized cash flow (CCF) method has been all but abandoned for the time being in favor of the discounted cash flow (DCF), points out Chris Hamilton (Arxis Financial Inc.).

Can you simply reduce the value of all private companies in the UK? Scottish Mortgage and IPEV say yes.

Investment trust Scottish Mortgage, managed by Baillie Gifford, provided a simple solution in April by cutting the value of private companies in its portfolio to recognise the fact that private-company valuations are not insulated from public markets.

Adjusting the Gordon growth model for cross-border valuations

A new research study—‘International Valuation: A Proposed Method Using the Constant Perpetual Growth Model,’ by Thomas J. O’Brien (University of Connecticut—Department of Finance)—attempts to reduce valuation mistakes introduced by cross-border foreign exchange and cash-flow risks.

Deviations From Historical Cash Flow and Their Implications to Effective Discount Rates for Lost Profits Analyses

The authors address the direct relationship between projected cash flows (that is, those being measured for risk) and discount rates in a lost profits analysis.

A Quiet Revolution Is Going On in DCF Techniques in UK Cases

An initial cautious trickle of valuers using the discounted cash flow (DCF) in litigation work in the United Kingdom has broadened into a stream.

BVU News and Trends July 2020

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

Valuations for divorce: That was then, this is now (Part 2)

It’s a whole new ballgame for valuations in the context of marital dissolution, which is why the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference will focus on the most important issues impacted by all of the recent changes.

Global BV News: Proposed international valuation method using Gordon model

With the valuation of a going concern in mind, a newly proposed international valuation method uses the constant perpetual expected growth model (Gordon growth model).

Calculating Fair Value, Court Uses Experts’ Income Analyses but Adjusts for Inconsistencies

In buyout dispute over closely held corporation, State Supreme Court upholds trial court’s value determination based on income-based analyses parties’ experts presented but adjusting for inconsistencies in each opinion; asset approach was inappropriate where company would continue to operate.

Anderson v. A & R Spraying & Trucking, Inc.

In buyout dispute over closely held corporation, State Supreme Court upholds trial court’s value determination based on income-based analyses parties’ experts presented but adjusting for inconsistencies in each opinion; asset approach was inappropriate where company would continue to operate.

Experts Need Not Be ‘Blue-Ribbon Practitioners’ to Meet Rule 702 Qualification Requirement

In bankruptcy dispute, court rejects parties’ Daubert challenge to opposing expert testimony; defense expert did not blindly rely on management projections for capital adequacy and balance sheet tests, and plaintiff’s expert did not use hindsight to find debtor was insolvent on fund transfer dates.

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Calpers Corp. Partners, LLC

In bankruptcy dispute, court rejects parties’ Daubert challenge to opposing expert testimony; defense expert did not blindly rely on management projections for capital adequacy and balance sheet tests, and plaintiff’s expert did not use hindsight to find debtor was insolvent on fund transfer dates.

Valuations for divorce: That was then, this is now

For those experts grappling with business valuations in a divorce context, practical tips and advice will be presented in what had been the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference—but has been re-engineered as the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference.

Kruse v. Synapse Wireless, Inc.

In appraisal action arising out of controller’s buyout of minority stockholders, court finds there is no reliable market evidence as to target’s fair value on merger date; none of expert valuations are “wholly reliable,” but one expert’s DCF analysis offers a “proportionately reliable conclusion.”

Lacking Any Wholly Reliable Indicators of Fair Value, Court Adopts Respondent's DCF Model

In appraisal action arising out of controller's buyout of minority stockholders, court finds there is no reliable market evidence as to target's fair value on merger date; none of expert valuations are "wholly reliable," but one expert's DCF analysis offers a "proportionately reliable conclusion."

Biton v. Kreinis

In dispute over fair value of plaintiff’s shares, court agrees with parties’ experts on use of capitalization of earnings method to value company; court rejects defense expert’s use of QuickBooks data and post-valuation-date revenue as representative annual revenue; applies key-person discount.

In Fair Value Determination, Court Says SSVS Discourages Use of Post-Valuation-Date Data

In dispute over fair value of plaintiff’s shares, court agrees with parties’ experts on use of capitalization of earnings method to value company; court rejects defense expert’s use of QuickBooks data and post-valuation-date revenue as representative annual revenue; applies key-person discount.

Fir Tree Value Master Fund v. Jarden Corp., (Jarden III)

High court affirms trial court’s use of unaffected market price as fair value in statutory appraisal involving merger of publicly traded company; high court rejects petitioners’ late argument that, where sale process was flawed and company failed to prove synergies, deal price should act as floor.

No ‘Long-Recognized Principle’ Against Use of Market Price as Fair Value Indicator, High Court Says

High court affirms trial court’s use of unaffected market price as fair value in statutory appraisal involving merger of publicly traded company; high court rejects petitioners’ late argument that, where sale process was flawed and company failed to prove synergies, deal price should act as floor.

New BVU article notes increased use of discounted cash flow in UK business valuations

‘There had been a consistent thread running through UK Court decisions of a preference for broad professional judgement over mathematical precision,’ says Andrew Strickland (FCA) in his new analysis, which appears in the July issue of Business Valuation Update.

What do auditors expect from business valuation forecasts during COVID-19?

Auditors around the globe will be expecting multiple forecast scenarios in reports from their valuation experts.

Valuing Residential and Commercial Construction Companies

Cash flow seasonality, bid requirements, license particulars, economic forces, and ubiquitous litigation are all hallmarks of the residential and commercial construction industries and all unique factors when appraising a construction company. Join What it’s Worth guide author and expert Pasquale Rafanelli for a full inspection of residential and commercial construction company valuation issues from accounting methods to value drivers. Avoid the common valuation mistakes that appraisers make and learn to answer the one question on ...

Flynn v. Maschmeyer

In buyout following member’s disassociation from company, appellate court affirms trial court’s fair value determination, including decision to exclude from valuation remaining members’ unsubstantiated debt claims and including litigation amount assessed against dissociated member for misconduct.

Court Rejects FMV Appraisal of Dissociated Member’s Interest in Statutory Buyout

In buyout following member’s disassociation from company, appellate court affirms trial court’s fair value determination, including decision to exclude from valuation remaining members’ unsubstantiated debt claims and including litigation amount assessed against dissociated member for misconduct.

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