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BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends October 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

American Business Appraisers and BVR Annual Key Issues Update

Every year American Business Appraisers brings together experts from across the country for a frank and practical discussion of the issues impacting business valuation. This year, everyone is invited to four great sessions. Get a current update on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and the forgiveness application. Adam Rosenfield gives an overview of what the most recent changes to the program are and how that affects clients/future clients. Get guidance on how the loan and ...

‘The “Normalized” Risk-Free Rate: Fiction or Science Fiction?’

That’s the title of a new paper from Pablo Fernandez, a professor in the department of financial management at the University of Navarra—IESE Business School in Spain.

ABA and BVR team up for annual BV wrap-up

Here’s your chance to hear a summary of all the key issues in business valuation this year.

Article says the size effect didn’t vanish—it never existed

The hits keep coming to the existence of the size effect.

What’s the current UK market risk premium?

Finding—and supporting—a precise cost of capital for UK valuations presents many challenges, but a thoughtful analyses by Reuters at least provides some context.

BVU News and Trends September 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends September 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Key insights from the VSCPA BVFLS conference

BVWire attended this year’s two-day Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services (BVFLS) Virtual Conference sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA), now in its 21st year.

Latest paper in the size-effect debate

Some appraisers believe that the size effect has diminished or disappeared since it was first documented in 1981.

Global BV News: Cost of capital parameters in Europe as of June 30, 2020

ValueTrust has released a sixth edition of its “European Capital Market Study” that serves as a comprehensive compilation of capital market parameters such as cost of capital and implied as well as historical risk premiums for European countries.

Global BV News: New module added to Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator

A new international industry benchmarking module will be available in late October for the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator.

Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator adds international industry benchmarking module

The new international industry benchmarking module (available in late October) provides subscribers with comprehensive global industry-level statistics for approximately 90 industries in four global regions, with data to support valuation dates from March 2015 to the present.

What do KPMG and BDO have to say about current valuation and forecasting approaches?

COVID-19 dominates a lot of the discussion in the latest edition of KPMG’s 3Q2020 International Valuation Newsletter (IVN), though, as editors Johannes Post and Rolf Langenegger note, it ‘is not the only issue.’ BVWire—UK readers looking for a good summary of the effects the pandemic has had on UK and global markets should turn here, even though the effects on private companies, the LSE, and other markets are now familiar to everyone.

What factors contribute to inconsistent business valuation multiples?

Three professors at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management reviewed 1,149 recent private equity cross-border transactions to determine the consistency of the business valuation metrics.

25 Tips on Dealing With COVID-19 From the NACVA Conference

COVID-19 was a hot topic of discussion in a number of the sessions at the NACVA and the CTI’s 2020 Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Super Conference, which was held online over five full days (June 15-19).

Cost of Equity and COVID-19: What to Do? (Update)

Using a forward-looking approach, implied volatilities, and total beta to determine an appropriate cost of equity to supplement one’s analysis during today’s unprecedented times.

BVU News and Trends August 2020

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

D&P offers infographic on cost of capital amid COVID-19

Which financial market and economic indicators did Duff & Phelps take into consideration when it arrives at its recommended U.S. equity risk premium and accompanying normalized risk-free rate?

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.

In a crunch, court adopts company’s DCF model as fair value indicator

In a statutory appraisal action prompted by the 2016 buyout of minority shareholders by the controller of a private company, the Delaware Court of Chancery recently found there was no meaningful market-based evidence of fair value and neither expert opinion, based on standard valuation methods, was “wholly reliable.”

Valuation of Inventory: Taking Stock of the Guidance

Given divergences in both practice and guidance, inventory valuation can seem challenging. In this webinar, Anthony Pumphrey will illustrate simple, straightforward modifications to the valuation of inventory that you can incorporate into your valuation process. Review what comprises the book value of inventory and valuation guidance from the FASB, the IRS, and the AICPA. Next, walk through an example valuation of raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods in accordance with this guidance. The example provided ...

BVU News and Trends July 2020

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

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 ...

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