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Global BV News and Trends February 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BV Year in Review 2021: End of an Era

A recap of significant new ideas and developments as reported in over 70 articles and hundreds of news items in the pages of Business Valuation Update during 2021.

Damodaran posts his data update for 2022

Each year, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) generously posts a great amount of data on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums (ERPs), corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which are free.

Kroll reviews 2021 capital markets

“Capital Markets Insights—2021 Year in Review” offers a look at the past year in terms of notable S&P 500 performers, DJIA performers, M&A deals, PE deals, IPOs, SPACs, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and private markets.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2022 Edition

January 2022 PDF, Softcover (454 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

A new year means another annual “greatest hits” publication!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2022 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts.  Learn more >>

Items of Interest Gleaned From the ASA Conference Networking Ops

BV firm staffing troubles, Shannon Pratt’s video remarks about his new book, a new app for fractional interests, a heightened interest in businesses with a real estate component, and help needed in developing a new module for the Cost of Capital Navigator are just some of the things we learned outside the regular sessions at the ASA conference—in and around the exhibit hall and during the many networking breaks.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

Global BV News: CFA Institute debuts Kroll’s global cost of capital summary edition

The CFA Institute Research Foundation has put out the first edition of the “International Guide to Cost of Capital (IGCC) Summary Edition” from Duff and Phelps/Kroll.

BV News and Trends November 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends November 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Reminder: Preorder Trugman’s sixth edition

Understanding Business Valuation by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation) has been the go-to book for real-world examples on how to apply valuation theory and complex topics.

ASA conference hits the jackpot in Vegas

About 600 attendees converged—both on-site and virtually—for the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference in Las Vegas October 24-26.

Good News: Key Research on Private Cost of Capital Is Back

On the brink of ending its long run, the Private Capital Markets Project from Pepperdine University has secured funding to continue its ongoing survey of expected rates of return of providers in the private capital market.

Warning to Business Valuers Looking to Use New ESG Ratings

A hot topic today is environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and how to reflect the impact of these factors in business valuations and financial reporting. Data are starting to emerge to help quantify the impact of ESG—but analysts need to be careful in using these data.

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends October 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

COVID-19 and BV: Hitchner gives an update

In the opening session of the Virginia Society of CPAs’ Forensic and Valuation Services Virtual Conference, James Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) gave a current perspective about the many challenges the pandemic has presented for business valuations.

Trugman talks about his new book at the ASA confab

If you visited the BVR booth at the American Society of Appraisers International Conference in Las Vegas, you would have had the chance to chat with Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation), who was taking a break from working on the new, sixth edition of his book Understanding Business Valuation.

Measuring, Documenting, and Defending the Company-Specific Equity Risk Premium Selection

Join Robert Reilly and Connor Thurman for a dive into the theoretical basis for including a company-specific equity risk premium (CSRP) in the analyst’s cost of equity capital measurement analysis. Learn about measurement procedures and documentation procedures that the analyst may need to perform in the CSRP selection analysis. Also attendees will receive guidance to aid the analyst in the defense of the CSRP selection in a litigation context. Get the best practices you need ...

Trugman’s sixth edition now available for preorder

The new, sixth edition of Gary Trugman’s Understanding Business Valuation is now available for preorder for an early 2022 release.

BV News and Trends September 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends September 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: Market risk premium reverts in Germany

Recent analysis on the German market suggests that the perceived risk of equity investing has dropped back to its precrisis levels, according to Alvarez & Marsal, which does a regular analysis of pricing dynamics in Germany.

Damodaran’s strong feelings about ESG

A year ago, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) called it “the most overhyped, oversold concept in the history of business.”

Input Needed to Develop New Guidance on Company-Specific Risk

This is an update on new guidance being developed by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia (CSRP). It needs input from practitioners on this topic.

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