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Latest Update on Proposal to Upend Goodwill Accounting

Goodwill remains a very important valuation topic globally this year, and Business Valuation Update continues to cover the responses to initial efforts in the consideration of whether to upend the current goodwill impairment model and revert back to one of amortization of the world’s goodwill assets.

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

Goodwill Amortization Controversy and CEIV Highlight Fair Value in 2020

Mark Zyla (Zyla Valuation Advisors) gives some highlights of what’s on the front burner for fair value in 2020, including issues surrounding the FASB’s invitation to comment on the impairment of goodwill, an important update to the Certified in Entity and Intangibles Valuation (CEIV) credential, the increasing globalization of the profession, and upcoming guidance.

BVU News and Trends March 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends March 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Best Practices – Thought Leadership in Valuation, Damages, and Transfer Price Analysis

March 2020 Hardcover

Robert F. Reilly, Robert P. Schweihs

Best Practicesincludes more than 1,200 pages of thought leadership on a wide range of topics, including the valuation of private company securities and intangible assets, valuation for property tax purposes, valuation for ESOPs, fair value measurement for financial accounting purposes, transfer price analysis, and economic damages measurement. Learn more >>

Coronavirus fallout impacts the valuation community

The unpredictable coronavirus is disrupting work plans of valuation and accounting firms and impacting the global market.

Synergy deduction purely academic in new Delaware appraisal ruling

In a statutory appraisal case that involved the sale of a publicly traded company to a privately held entity, the Delaware Court of Chancery recently decided the deal price was a reliable indicator of fair value and a downward adjustment for synergies was justified.

Valuation underpinning contested stock sale reflects fair value, Court of Chancery says

In a breach of fiduciary duty action arising out of a controversial stock sale, the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed the plaintiff’s attacks on the underlying valuation, noting the appraiser was “exceptionally knowledgeable about the industry” and held “informed beliefs” as to the company’s specific structure.

Two valuable free video resources available for BVWire—UK readers

Michael Badham, executive director of the International Institute for Business Valuation (iiBV) alerted BVWire—UK that their panel discussion on valuing financial instruments has become their single most popular program, reaching 10,000 views last week.

Exposure draft on valuing inventory open for comments through 30 April

The IVS 230 Inventories Exposure Draft was issued last week and is now in consultation for two months until 30 April.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

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

Explanations of all new FASB guidance in one spot

A convenient tool for understanding all of the new financial reporting standards from the FASB is available on the organization’s own website, points out an article in the Tennessee CPA Journal (January/February 2020).

Agenda posted for ASA/USC fair value conference in Los Angeles June 20

An excellent lineup of speakers and topics has been announced for the 15th Annual ASA/USC Fair Value Conference on Thursday, June 18, at the offices of KPMG in downtown Los Angeles.

Valuing Customer Relationships: The Do's and Don'ts of the Distributor Method

While the relief from royalty method and multiperiod excess earnings method are effective tools for valuing intangible assets such as customer relationships, they rely on market data that can be both highly subjective and of poor comparable value to the subject company. As an alternative, the distributor method provides appraisers with a market-based proxy for use in valuing customer relationships. Join experts Edward Hamilton and Sean Woodward to explore the strengths and weaknesses of customer ...

Delaware Court of Chancery says no to expert’s novel approach to beta calculation

In an appraisal proceeding in which the Delaware Court of Chancery favored the discounted cash flow analysis as the means with which to determine fair value, the court had sharp words for the company expert’s decision to introduce a new way for calculating equity beta.

CFAI argues listed companies cannot afford proposed ‘wasting asset’ treatment of goodwill

BVWire—UK continues to cover the response to early-stage efforts to amortize the world’s goodwill assets.

New edition of fair value book is available

The third edition of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation is now available.

Analysts, management, and investors all benefit from better information on intangibles

The UK’s FRC is not alone in its expectations for improved reporting on intangible assets, though their discussion paper from February 2019 (‘Business Reporting of Intangibles: Realistic Proposals’) remains front and center as valuation organisations (and IASB/FASB) review current methods.

Business valuation essentials: don’t overvalue factored assets

Two years out, Carillion remains the largest trading liquidation under UK insolvency law.

Valuers and Forensics Experts Converge at the 2019 AICPA FVS Conference

A mix of topics had something for everyone at this conference. Of note were some excellent sessions on expert testimony and there was a definite emphasis on fair value for financial reporting.

In re Panera Bread Company

In appraisal action involving sale of public company, court says sale process had “objective indicia of reliability,” justifying use of deal price for fair value determination; synergy deduction is appropriate to account for value from anticipated cost and tax-related savings due to merger.

Court Considers Deal Price Persuasive Indicator of Fair Value and Approves Synergy Deduction

In appraisal action involving sale of public company, court says sale process had “objective indicia of reliability,” justifying use of deal price for fair value determination; synergy deduction is appropriate to account for value from anticipated cost and tax-related savings due to merger.

Connecticut court says ‘no’ to tax affecting but limits the reach of its ruling

In a buyout dispute involving a Connecticut family business, an appellate court recently upheld the trial court’s decision not to tax affect the earnings of the company in valuing the departing shareholder’s interest, even though experts for both sides tax affected.

Fair Value Measurements in 2020

CEIV. MPF. IVS. In the world of Fair Value Measurement it can be hard to keep your acronyms straight let alone keep your pulse on the latest developments. Expert Mark Zyla leads the demystifying session to help the rest of us to stay current on the issues. Bring questions and start 2020 off right with a kick off session from the man who literally wrote the book on Fair Value Measurements.

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