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This year’s Pepperdine private cost of capital survey is now open

Forty percent of valuation experts use the annual “Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Report” for estimating small private-company cost of capital, according to a BVWire poll.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

Pandemic’s boost to gaming industry margins may linger

When we attended the ASA conference in Las Vegas in October, one thing we noticed was that the level of service in the hotel/casino was not what it once was.

Sure Bet: Valuations and M&A in the Gaming Industry

Go all in on this panel discussion that brings five gaming experts to the table. Join Ray Moran, Brian Holloway, Scott Kellenberger, Jack Behrens, and Joe Tinucci for a discussion on the casino industry, financial metrics, and M&A activity. You’ll come away with practical tips that you can use for engagements. With a deep dive and many different perspectives, this event is the perfect bet to get up to speed on the unique gaming industry.

Poll: Most business valuers are generalists

During a recent webinar, the audience was asked: Do you specialize within a particular industry?

Strong LEI performance continues, reports BVR’s EOU

In October 2021, the U.S. Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.9%, to 118.3 points, reports the Economic Outlook Update (EOU), published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Vertical IQ industry research platform to add news from Lexis/Nexis

Behind-the-paywall industry news from Lexis/Nexis will be added to the Vertical IQ platform that provides industry research for business valuations.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Insurance Agencies and Brokerages

Industry intelligence is excerpted from the new guide, What It’s Worth: Valuing Insurance Agencies.

BV News and Trends November 2021

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

Up Your Industry Analysis: How Vertical IQ Can Improve Your Valuation Report (FREE WEBINAR)

Join the co-founder and CEO of Vertical IQ, Bobby Martin, who will share how industry intelligence can help you have more value-added discussions with the business owners you advise along with valuation expert Jim Ewart. By leveraging industry-specific content in the business valuation process, you will increase new client percentages and strengthen existing relationships. Learn the best practices for using industry intelligence to go beyond the basic requirements of business valuations.

Update on the pandemic’s impact on the gaming industry

While at the ASA International Conference in Las Vegas, we reached out to industry research provider Vertical IQ to give us an update on the impact of the pandemic on the gaming industry.

Good News: Key Research on Private Cost of Capital Is Back

On the brink of ending its long run, the Private Capital Markets Project from Pepperdine University has secured funding to continue its ongoing survey of expected rates of return of providers in the private capital market.

COVID-19 Cloud Has Silver Lining in the Cannabis Sector

A good example of the varying effects of COVID-19 on different industries can be found in the cannabis sector. Of course, the pandemic has had devasting effects overall, but something interesting happened in this sector that allowed it to weather the storm fairly well, according to valuation experts close to the industry.

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

COVID-19 and BV: Hitchner gives an update

In the opening session of the Virginia Society of CPAs’ Forensic and Valuation Services Virtual Conference, James Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) gave a current perspective about the many challenges the pandemic has presented for business valuations.

Business owners have many misconceptions about value

Many private-business owners overestimate the value of their business, says an article on Axial by Al Danto, “Business Valuation Misconceptions.”

Newest What It’s Worth guide examines insurance agencies

What makes insurance agencies and brokerages tick? How are changes in the industry impacting firms?

Did you ever value a bar or nightclub?

If so, then BVR wants to hear from you!

Specialty pharmacies resilient amid COVID-19

The pandemic had less of an impact on specialty pharmacies than other types of entities, say speakers on a recent BVR webinar.

Strong LEI performance continues, reports BVR’s EOU

In June 2021, the U.S. Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.7%, to 115.1 points, reports the Economic Outlook Update (EOU) for the second quarter of 2021, published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Damodaran Says COVID-19 Crisis Puts More Emphasis on the Story Behind a Valuation

The keynote address by Dr. Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) at the CBV Congress 2021 includes a five-step framework to help develop an effective narrative.

Surprising results in private cost of capital survey

Over half (58%) of privately held business owners believe their cost of equity is less than or equal to 12%, according to the “2021 Private Capital Markets Report” from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management.

New Pepperdine report on private cost of capital released

The “2021 Private Capital Markets Report” is now available from the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School.

The biggest challenges when benchmarking a client

Valuation experts seem to be evenly split on what they see as their main challenge when doing an industry analysis.

Today! Take a free tour of Bizminer’s industry data

Galen Pugh of Bizminer will conduct a free 50-minute webinar today (August 4) of its industry and market research database that covers over 5,000 industry segments.

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