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BVU News and Trends November 2020

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

Updated Finance and Accounting for Lawyers now available

An introductory text for attorneys working with accounting and the business valuation world has been revised.

BVLaw Case Update

Join Jim Alerding, a veteran valuator, and Sylvia Golden, BVR’s legal editor, for a discussion of some of the most consequential recent valuation decisions. This selection of state and federal cases includes two key state court rulings on the use of discounts in valuing minority interests in buyback situations, a state court decision on the admissibility of calculations of value in divorce proceedings, an expansive statutory appraisal ruling involving a public company from a North ...

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends April 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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).

Global BV News: New edition of book on valuation under IFRS

The third edition of Company Valuation Under IFRS addresses the implications for analysis, modelling, and valuation of key aspects of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and it describes the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP treatments and their implications for the analysis.

New lease rules jolt stock returns

Stock valuations took a one-time shock in the first quarter of 2019, possibly because of the new lease accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

BVU News and Trends December 2019

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

Global BVU News and Trends November 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends October 2019

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

FASB delays several sets of accounting standards

The FASB has voted to delay the effective dates for private companies and certain other entities for the standards on accounting for leases, credit losses (known as CECL), and hedging.

Global BV News: Two reports examine valuation impact of new IFRS 16 lease accounting

Equity values should remain unchanged, but enterprise values increase under IFRS 16 lease accounting rules, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, for many companies, according to two new reports from KPMG and Deloitte.

New FASB philosophy staggers effective dates

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has outlined a new philosophy under which it plans to extend and simplify effective dates for private companies, smaller public companies, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

IPEV Board updates guidelines for private capital valuations

The International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) Board’s current update reflects valuation guidance from IFRS 13, ASC Topic 820 (US GAAP), and other inputs and is available here.

BVU News and Trends June 2018

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

Firms unprepared for new lease accounting

Only one in five finance, accounting, and other professionals say their companies are “extremely” or “very” prepared to comply with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) respective new lease accounting standards, according to a recent poll from the Deloitte Center for Controllership.

Daubert Flexible as to Solvency Determination for Multiple Debtor Entities

Court finds Daubert centers on reliability, not persuasiveness, and can accommodate experts’ different approaches to determining solvency in case with multiple debtor entities; court rejects exclusion of expert opinion relying on GAAP-based financials.

Daubert tests reliability of testimony, not power of persuasion

The plaintiff, representing the debtor enterprises, sued executives of related family-run consumer lending and retail businesses that had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over allegedly fraudulent transfers.

Daubert Flexible as to Solvency Determination for Multiple Debtor Entities

Court finds Daubert centers on reliability, not persuasiveness, and can accommodate experts’ different approaches to determining solvency in case with multiple debtor entities; court rejects exclusion of expert opinion relying on GAAP-based financials.

Post-Confirmation Comm. for Small Loans, Inc. v. Martin

Court finds Daubert centers on reliability, not persuasiveness, and can accommodate experts’ different approaches to determining solvency in case with multiple debtor entities; court rejects exclusion of expert opinion relying on GAAP-based financials.

Court Rebuffs Attempt to Allocate Excess Value to Intangible Assets

Bankruptcy Court rejects proposition that sales price increase has to be attributed to one debtor’s business, as goodwill, because other debtor’s real property allegedly remains constant in value; court denies request to change allocation of proceeds.

In re Case No. 800 Bourbon St.

Bankruptcy Court rejects proposition that sales price increase has to be attributed to one debtor’s business, as goodwill, because other debtor’s real property allegedly remains constant in value; court denies request to change allocation of proceeds.

Valuing a Contingent Liability

"Valuing a Contingent Liability," King, Alfred M., M&A Today , April 1999, pp. 10-11. During an acquisition, when a buyer and seller disagree about the earnings outlook for the target company ...

Admissibility of the business appraiser's testimony: Disqualification can leave the client empty-handed

Michele Miles wears two hats: She is a commercial trial lawyer with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., with whom she has been associated since 1984, and is also a director of the Institute of Business Appr ...

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