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COVID-19 Cloud Has Silver Lining in the Cannabis Sector

A good example of the varying effects of COVID-19 on different industries can be found in the cannabis sector. Of course, the pandemic has had devasting effects overall, but something interesting happened in this sector that allowed it to weather the storm fairly well, according to valuation experts close to the industry.

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Takeaways from the NJCPA BV conference

The New Jersey CPA Society held its Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference last week, and event chair Don DeGrazia (Gold Gerstein Group LLC) put together an excellent program of cutting-edge and relevant topics.

Specialty pharmacies resilient amid COVID-19

The pandemic had less of an impact on specialty pharmacies than other types of entities, say speakers on a recent BVR webinar.

Strong LEI performance continues, reports BVR’s EOU

In June 2021, the U.S. Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.7%, to 115.1 points, reports the Economic Outlook Update (EOU) for the second quarter of 2021, published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Damodaran Says COVID-19 Crisis Puts More Emphasis on the Story Behind a Valuation

The keynote address by Dr. Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) at the CBV Congress 2021 includes a five-step framework to help develop an effective narrative.

Get a Sneak Peek at Trends, Valuation Multiples, and Operation Ratios for Small, Main Street Private Companies

BIZCOMPS, a comprehensive online database with financial details on small, Main Street private companies, has been recently updated with new transactions, and the current BIZCOMPS/BVR Deal Review (BDR), exclusively for subscribers, is now available. This special publication analyzes general trends, valuation multiples, and operating ratios for transactions in the database. Get a sneak peek at the Summer 2021 issue with highlights including harmonic mean and median sale price, median SDE/rent, and more.

The biggest challenges when benchmarking a client

Valuation experts seem to be evenly split on what they see as their main challenge when doing an industry analysis.

Today! Take a free tour of Bizminer’s industry data

Galen Pugh of Bizminer will conduct a free 50-minute webinar today (August 4) of its industry and market research database that covers over 5,000 industry segments.

BV News and Trends June 2021

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

Business Valuation’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Recent developments have put the spotlight squarely on projected financial information (PFI). The perception is that too many valuation experts simply accept projections and forecasts they’re given without applying enough scrutiny—or any scrutiny at all. Fortunately, there is some new guidance on how to examine and substantiate PFI you get from management or other third parties in BVR’s new Guide to Management Projections and Business Valuation: Analysis and Case Law. The following is an excerpt from that chapter.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

Valuable lessons on using economic data in valuation reports

In his very first deposition, veteran valuation expert Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) learned two valuable lessons.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

McKinsey examines consumer goods and retail in the wake of COVID-19

Consulting firm McKinsey has some very useful economic and industry reports, research studies, and regular briefings.

New Research From Grabowski and Abbott on Recovery and Growth

New upcoming research from Roger Grabowski (Duff & Phelps) and Ashok Abbott (West Virginia University) challenges conventional wisdom about long-term growth rates and economic recovery.

BVU News and Trends February 2021

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

Top Expert Answers for Today’s Tough BV Questions

In BVR’s recent webinar, Power Panel: Live Expert Answers for Today’s Tough BV Questions, experts Jay E. Fishman, Michelle Gallagher, Ken Pia, and Jeffrey Tarbell covered various hot topics that affect the business valuation profession. These questions ranged from the basics, such as “What will 2021 look like?” to “What are your thoughts on the current state of the ESOP litigation environment particularly with the new administration coming in?” Here, we summarize five of the questions and answers. For more information, be sure to check out the complete recording and transcript of the session.

LEI up but at slowing pace, reports BVR’s EOU

In December 2020, the U.S. Leading Economic Index (LEI) improved 0.3%, to 109.5 points, which follows an increase of 0.7% in November, reports the Economic Outlook Update (EOU) published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

BVU News and Trends January 2021

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

Global BV News: ‘Amazing’ rebound for valuations in India

Over the past six months, “we have been amazed that valuations for most industries (save some severe casualties of COVID, including tourism, hotels, and aviation) are back to pre-COVID levels,” says a study on cost of capital in India.

Good, free economic research from McKinsey

We hear more valuation analysts touting the free material available from McKinsey on economic and industry analyses, particularly with respect to the COVID-19 crisis.

Match industry forecasts to valuation date

At a number of conference sessions we’ve attended recently, speakers say that they are spending a great deal more time on the industry and economic analyses for their valuations.

LEI up but U.S. economy losing steam, reports BVR’s EOU

In September, the U.S. Leading Economic Index (LEI) improved 0.7%, to 107.2 points, reports the Economic Outlook Update (EOU) published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

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