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BV News and Trends June 2022

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

Takeaways from the ASA Fair Value Conference

The 2022 ASA NY Fair Value Conference was held in hybrid form (online and in-person from Hoboken, N.J.) on June 16.

FASB hits ‘pause’ on goodwill project

The big news at the 2022 ASA NY Fair Value Conference last week was that the FASB has dropped its project on goodwill, but it could be revisited in the future.

Global BV News and Trends May 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News and Trends April 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Goodwill impairments in U.S. doubled in 2020: Kroll study

Total goodwill impairment in U.S. public companies was $142.5 billion in 2020, more than double the $71 billion recorded in 2019, according to the “2021 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study” by Kroll.

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends March 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: European goodwill impairment up 49% in 2020

Total goodwill impairment recorded by European-listed companies in the STOXX® Europe 600 increased for the third consecutive year, rising 49%, to €54.1 billion (bn) in 2020, according to the “2021 European Goodwill Impairment Study,” from Kroll.

Intangibles, ESG, and digital assets are on the FASB’s new research agenda

In response to feedback received in an agenda consultation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced that its research agenda now will include the following projects.

Global BV News: IASB’s Barckow on divergence with FASB regarding goodwill impairment

At the recent AICPA and CIMA Conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments, Andreas Barckow, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), discussed the board’s key projects, one of which is goodwill impairments.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

CFAs support annual testing for goodwill impairment

Global standard-setters, such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the U.S., are revisiting the issue of annual impairment testing versus amortization of goodwill.

Free webinar reveals what’s new in goodwill

The amount of goodwill on corporate balance sheets is at the highest level since 2017—and it’s growing.

New case to address goodwill impairment dispute

Goodwill impairment does not appear often in litigation, but a court case in Tennessee will go forward after a judge ruled not to dismiss the plaintiff’s claims.

Strougo v. Tivity Health, Inc.

In this case regarding alleged fraud in the purchase or sale of securities, the defendants pled a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims. The parties categorized the defendants’ alleged misstatements into two groups: (1) the Nutrisystem claim, where the defendants allegedly misled investors as to the success of the Nutrisystem acquisition; and (2) the goodwill claim, where the defendants allegedly impaired goodwill by carrying goodwill at a value that exceeded its implied fair value. The court denied the motion to dismiss.

Court Denies a Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Claims That Defendants “Hid” Losses and Impaired Goodwill

In this case regarding alleged fraud in the purchase or sale of securities, the defendants pled a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims. The parties categorized the defendants’ alleged misstatements into two groups: (1) the Nutrisystem claim, where the defendants allegedly misled investors as to the success of the Nutrisystem acquisition; and (2) the goodwill claim, where the defendants allegedly impaired goodwill by carrying goodwill at a value that exceeded its implied fair value. The court denied the motion to dismiss.

Business Combinations and Fair Value for Financial Reporting

Are you confused by business combinations? Join William Kennedy for this engaging session covering GAAP fair value standards and their application in business combinations. Hear a discussion of the nuances of the GAAP fair value standard and history of how it was developed as part of the GAAP-IFRS convergence project. Also learn how the valuation approaches and methods used in fair value assessment differ from valuation approaches used in a fair market value appraisal.

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.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Goodwill impairments fell 10% in 2019: D&P study

Total goodwill impairment declined to $71 billion in 2019, down 10% from $78.9 billion in 2018, according to the “2020 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study” by Duff & Phelps.

FASB OKs goodwill triggering standard update for private firms

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has decided to give private companies and not for profits the option to assess at a later point a situation that might trigger a goodwill impairment.

Global BV News: European goodwill impairment up 18% in 2019

Total goodwill impairment recorded by European-listed companies in the STOXX® Europe 600 increased for a second consecutive year, rising 18%, to €36.4 billion (bn) in 2019, as fears of a slowdown in global growth persisted, according to the “2020 European Goodwill Impairment Study,” from Duff & Phelps.

Global BVU News and Trends August 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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