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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.

Global BVU News and Trends April 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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.

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 >>

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.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends February 2020

Regulators, Standard-Setters, VPOsIASB eyes plan to reintroduce goodwill amortizationAs the FASB is doing in the U.S., the International Accounting Standards Board is also exploring whether to reintroduce goodwill amortization. The IASB plans to release a Discussion Paper in early 2020 (February, we hear) for a 180-day comment period to weigh stakeholder interest in amending IFRS 3, Business Combinations, and IAS 36, Impairment of Assets.In conjunction with a recent meeting of the trustees ...

Key issues in valuations for divorce

One of the best attended sessions at last fall’s ICAEW Valuations Conference in London was ‘Valuations in Divorce,’ led by PwC’s Sarah Middleton and Jonny Rodwell. These cases continue to show up in the courts—and in the morning papers.

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.

CFAI issues strong comments regarding goodwill amortization proposal

The CFA Institute (CFAI) recently submitted its lengthy comment letter (41 pages) on the FASB’s Invitation to Comment (ITC) on how to account for certain identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination.

Preliminary agenda out for 2020 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference

Do you share one of the dirty little secrets of valuation?

Global BV News: Video of panel on whether goodwill is a wasting asset

Accounting rule makers across the globe are mulling the idea of upending the current goodwill impairment model and reverting back to one of amortization.

Business valuation essentials: don’t overvalue factored assets

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

Global BVU News and Trends January 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Business Valuation OIV Journal Fall 2019

Business Valuation OIV Journal has been created by Organismo Italiano di Valutazione (OIV), the Italian Valuation Standard Setter, to provide a forum for discussion and to foster cultural progress in the field of business valuation. In this issue, articles include "Roundtable: 10 Big Issues in Business Valuation"; "The Limits of Accounting Rates of Return and the Calibration Trap in Applying Accounting-Based Models in Modern Business Valuation Practice"; and "Connecting Economic Value to Company Strategy: Critical Issues and New Perspectives."

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.

2019 Key Business Valuation and Damages Cases

At the end of every year, BVLaw takes stock of valuation and damages cases that have dominated the conversation among financial experts by making law or influencing in some other way attitudes on key valuation issues. Here is our selection of 2019 cases by Sylvia Golden, Esq., BVR’s executive legal editor.

Paper examines goodwill impairment as a leading indicator

As accounting rule makers ponder the idea of upending the current goodwill impairment model and reverting back to one of amortization, a series of papers is exploring this topic.

BVU News and Trends December 2019

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

Valuing a Financial Advisor’s Book of Business

A court may not immediately recognize the value of a financial advisor’s collection of client relationships. The author illustrates this based on a case in which he was one of the testifying experts and also discusses various perspectives on the valuation.

BVLaw Case Update: Kress, Vinoskey plus three more cases that dominated 2019

Join Jim Alerding, a veteran valuator, and Sylvia Golden, BVR’s legal editor, for a discussion of five of the most consequential valuation and damages cases of 2019. This selection of state and federal cases includes the year’s tax decisions that have reframed the conversation on tax affecting, a statutory appraisal case illustrating the Delaware Court of Chancery’s current approach to determining fair value, an ESOP trial court decision that solidifies the DOL’s litigation success, and ...

Pure vs. Salable Personal Goodwill: Drilling Down in Divorce Valuations

Is goodwill pure? Is it salable? It is time to drill down on everything and anything in goodwill in divorce valuations. Join Bob Dohmeyer and Peter Butler in this case study-filled webinar that will bring clarity to your next valuation. Learn why goodwill is such a mess and what frameworks and thought processes can be added to an appraiser’s toolbox.

Goodwill impairments up a whopping 125% in 2018: D&P study

Total goodwill impairment soared to $78.9 billion in 2018, up 125% over the prior year, according to the “2019 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study” by Duff & Phelps.

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