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Several Trends of Note in Valuation Cases in the United Kingdom

A number of recent court cases in the UK are important to valuation. Matrimonial decisions continue to introduce valuation concepts beyond “fair value,” and, on the topic of goodwill, a recent case went contrary to the expectations of most business valuers.

Global BV News: Global intangible asset value hits all-time high

Total intangible asset value has risen to an all-time high of $65.7 trillion, representing 54% of overall listed global value, according to the 2020 Global Intangible Finance Tracker (GIFT) study from Brand Finance.

Family Matters: Standard of Value, DLOM/DLOC Discounts and Drama in BV

A buried body, sex surrogates, and family-owned business create a dramatic background for a recent court case impacting valuation. With complex minority discounts, this case kicks off a compelling discussion of key issues in family law. Experts Stacey Udell, Neil Beaton, and Ron Seigneur tackle these thorny issues with clarity and comedy. Get treated to the tricks and tips you’ll want when your next family-owned business engagement rings your doorbell.

Five need-to-know takeaways from the ASA annual conference

BVWire attended the ASA 2020 International Appraisers Conference held online October 12-13, and it was about as close as you could get to the experience of actually being on-site.

Control Discounts and Premiums - What is Old and What is New

Where do they come from? Do they even exist? Should I fear using them? No, this October event doesn’t delve into the supernatural but rather attempts to demystify the methods and resources available to quantify control discounts and/or premiums. Join Jim Ewart and Jim Alerding to learn what is new, what is old, and what matters. Learn the sources, context, and usefulness of control premiums and discounts, and the best practices for determining what they ...

Global BVU News and Trends September 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

The SEC’s Not-So-Gentle Reminder: Show Your Work

A recent SEC comment letter to a company about its determination that no impairment of goodwill and intangible assets was needed, the agency sounded much like every math teacher we’ve all very likely encountered: Show your work!

BVU News and Trends August 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends August 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Masterclass in Normalizing Compensation

Three nationally known experts will explain how to determine reasonable compensation amounts. The principal author of the Job Aid, Mike Gregory, will explain the “IRS Job Aid on Reasonable Compensation” and share case studies with many tips and traps. One of the foremost national experts on reasonable compensation, Stephen Kirkland, will share insights and sources to help determine reasonable compensation for your clients. Paul Hamann will show how easy it is to use RCReports to ...

Global BV News: D&P surveys impairments in the Asia-Pacific region

Close to a third of the companies surveyed in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region anticipate taking a goodwill impairment, according to a survey report from Duff & Phelps.

Global BVU News and Trends July 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Bates v. Bates

In appreciation case, appeals court says it was error to value owner’s separate, minority interest in car dealership based on buy-sell agreement; however, alternate valuation by nonowner spouse’s expert offered based on standard methods, including use of discounts, provided “appropriate valuation.”

Buy-Sell Stock Agreement Does Not Determine Value of Owner Spouse’s Separate Property

In appreciation case, appeals court says it was error to value owner’s separate, minority interest in car dealership based on buy-sell agreement; however, alternate valuation by nonowner spouse’s expert offered based on standard methods, including use of discounts, provided “appropriate valuation.”

Stowe v. Stowe

In divorce case, appeals court overturns trial court’s valuation for an independent insurance agency; the trial court, without analysis, accepted there was goodwill and adopted expert’s calculation of goodwill using multiple “derived from a non-analogous source applying un-adjusted factors.”

Expert’s Goodwill Calculation Based on Rule of Thumb Sinks Under Appellate Scrutiny

In divorce case, appeals court overturns trial court’s valuation for an independent insurance agency; the trial court, without analysis, accepted there was goodwill and adopted expert’s calculation of goodwill using multiple “derived from a non-analogous source applying un-adjusted factors.”

The Balance Sheet and its Correlation to Company Specific Risk

The pandemic is teaching us that businesses, small and large, and their balance sheets are important not just from handling a pandemic, but also from sustaining operations. Understanding assets, and which matter, will help analysts determine the specific company risks. Expert Josh Shilts discusses which categories are important in understanding risk and what ratios and other analyses can be used to measure risk. Identifying and linking balance sheet financials to company-specific risk is a critical ...

Latest SEC comment letter trends in PwC analysis

Valuable information can be gleaned about fair value measurement issues from comment letters the SEC sends after it reviews public companies’ financial statements and disclosures.

Third IVSC goodwill paper looks to step up ‘headroom’ alternatives to amortisation

The IVSC have published ‘Opportunities for Enhancing the Goodwill Impairment Framework,’ the third and final paper in its series looking at the IASB proposal to revert to goodwill amortisation.

Global BV News: IVSC issues third and final paper on goodwill amortization vs. impairment

A new paper offers some suggestions for enhancing the goodwill impairment framework in order to improve the information the framework provides.

Global BV News: At NYSSCPA, Zyla gives update on IVSC

The third in a series of three “perspective papers” from the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) on the matter of goodwill amortization vs. impairment is expected to be released soon, according to Mark Zyla (Zyla Valuation Advisors).

Refinitiv and S&P Global both enhance sustainability ‘ESG’

The two big financial data providers, Refinitiv and SPGI, released improvements to their methodologies to score listed company performance across social value themes including emissions, environmental product innovation, diversity and inclusion, human rights, and shareholder access.

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.

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