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Three Court Cases You Must Read Before Writing Your Next Valuation Report

Former IRS officials give their insights into the thinking of the IRS on business valuations. This was a session at NACVA’s recent 2021 Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Hybrid and Virtual Super Conference.

Full results of DLOM survey now available

BVR’s survey on methodology and practice for estimating a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM) garnered over 200 responses.

Ghaidarov Offers a New Framework for DLOM

Ghaidarov, who has published papers related to option price models for estimating a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM), presents a new concept for illiquidity discounts.

DLOM survey reveals methods of choice

The use of restricted stock studies remains the most cited methodology for quantifying a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM), according to the preliminary results of BVR’s 2021 DLOM survey.

Updated data for estimating DLOC in closely held holding companies

Closed-end fund (CEF) data are commonly used to derive discounts for lack of control (DLOC) for closely held holding companies invested in marketable securities.

Discounts inappropriate under controlling agreement, appeals court finds

In a buyout dispute involving a limited liability company, the Oregon Court of Appeals recently overturned a trial court’s decision to apply discounts when valuing the departing member’s minority interest.

Reminder: Please take our DLOM survey

BVR is conducting a short survey that examines the methodologies and specific tools practitioners use to estimate DLOM.

DLOM for a 100% interest in a private company?

One-third of valuation practitioners apply a discount for lack of marketability to a 100% interest in a private company, and 50% say “maybe,” reveals preliminary results of BVR’s DLOM survey.

A busy initial public offering (IPO) market

June had over 60 initial public offerings, and the second quarter of 2021 was the busiest quarter for IPOs in over 20 years.

Practical Applications of DLOM: Methods and Data (Part 2)

From rules of thumb to complex approaches, determining what methods to use can be as difficult as determining the actual discount for lack of marketability. Join Pasquale Rafanelli and prepare yourself for upcoming DLOM engagements. In Part 1, learn the pros and cons of each method and how to apply and support them. See these concepts applied in the case study-based Part 2. Attend either or, better yet, both.

Practical Applications of DLOM: Methods and Data (Part 1)

From rules of thumb to complex approaches, determining what methods to use can be as difficult as determining the actual discount for lack of marketability. Join Pasquale Rafanelli and prepare yourself for upcoming DLOM engagements. In Part 1, learn the pros and cons of each method and how to apply and support them. See these concepts applied in the case study-based Part 2.

Updated Data in Largest Pre-IPO Study Reveal High Discounts

New pre-IPO data for the first quarter of 2021 has been added to the Valuation Advisors Lack of Marketability Discount Study, which is the largest study of its kind. The use of pre-IPO data is a widely used and accepted method for estimating a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM).

BV News and Trends June 2021

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

How to Use New Data on Invested Capital Premiums

To estimate acquisition premiums the use of invested capital premiums is highly encouraged in certain situations. This article presents a case study and step-by-step guide to using these data that are now included in the Factset Mergerstat/BVR Control Premium Study.

Global BV News and Trends June 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Size effect is ‘fiction,’ Damodaran reiterates

“There has been no size premium for the past 40 years,” said Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), who has been called the “Dean of Valuation.”

Federal Tax Litigation, Expert Witnesses, and the IRS

Michael Gregory will address key rules for federal expert witnesses, valuation issues with the IRS, identify key recent BV federal cases, and introduce you to what to expect in 2022. This session will also share information you need from a business valuer that mediates, negotiates, and facilitates alternative dispute resolution to give clients timely closure with significant savings with the IRS and others. After this session you will be able to: reference key federal statutes ...

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.

Company-Specific Risk Is Not All That Specific

All firms face company-specific risks, many of which are somewhat similar across industries and companies. So is anything really company-specific? An alternative method eliminates the need to totally guess at the company-specific risk premium.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Illiquidity Discounts for Restricted Equity Securities with Random or Indefinite Liquidity Horizons

Illiquidity discounts depend on the length of the trading restriction period. Existing theoretical restricted stock discount models are adapted to situations in which the trading restriction period has a well-defined fixed length. In many scenarios, the private equity investor faces a liquidity horizon that may be random or indefinite rather than of known fixed length. Stillian Ghaidarov will review a simple and robust methodology that allows us to extend the use of restricted stock discount ...

Estate of Michael J. Jackson v. Commissioner

Tax Court mostly sides with estate of late superstar in valuing three contested assets; assets had to be valued separately, based on parties’ stipulations, and at death; court says Jackson’s “tattered” image and likeness meant he earned little money apart from his music; court rejects tax affecting.

Tax Court Hands Jackson Estate Major Win but Finds Reasoning for Tax Affecting Unpersuasive

Tax Court mostly sides with estate of late superstar in valuing three contested assets; assets had to be valued separately, based on parties’ stipulations, and at death; court says Jackson’s “tattered” image and likeness meant he earned little money apart from his music; court rejects tax affecting.

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

Mercer addresses court acceptance of the QMDM for DLOM

During a recent BVR webinar, an audience member asked about the track record in court of the quantitative marketability discount model (QMDM) for determining a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM).

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