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BV News and Trends December 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends November 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

OECD releases final fiscal valuation guidance for crypto-assets

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published the final Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF), which provides for the automatic exchange of information between countries on crypto-assets.

Customer relations is the top intangible, per MARKABLES study

Customer relations is the most important of all intangible assets, accounting for 25% of enterprise value, according to a new study from MARKABLES.

Global BV News and Trends October 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Goodwill impairments YTD 2022 are up, per Kroll analysis

Risky financial markets and an uncertain economic environment add up to increased goodwill impairments.

Global BV News: IVSC issues new paper on brand value

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has released the third in a series of perspective papers on intangible assets.

Global BV News: ASA signs MOU with India VPO

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Association of Valuation Professionals (AVP) of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue potential future collaboration in information exchange, education, and potentially accreditation.

Global BV News: IVAS-IVSC conference this week: October 6-7

The leading business valuation conference in Asia Pacific has been the IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference, and the next one will be October 6-7.

Recap of the ASA New York Fair Value Conference

Important takeaways from the recent conference on these topics: global cost of capital, ASC 718 valuations, ESG impacts on value, discount rate for intangibles, hard-to-value securities, SPAC warrants, and more.

Latest Inside Look at the ktMINE Royalty Rate Database

“Understand your data” is one of the main tenets of the valuation profession. Brett Schoell gives an up-to-date look at the ktMINE royalty rate database and answers some questions. He is the product lead for ktMINE’s suite of applications, and he supports ktMINE’s transfer pricing and valuation customers.

BV News and Trends September 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends September 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Paper explores IPP investments in the US

An interesting paper examines the types of intellectual property products (IPP) capital employed by various sectors as measured in the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

BV News and Trends August 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends August 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: Sustainable value is the focus at the IVAS-IVSC conference October 6-7

The leading business valuation conference in Asia Pacific has been the IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference, and the next one will be October 6-7.

Corona is still the most valuable beer brand, per Brand Finance study

Corona has retained the No. 1 spot on the list of the world’s most valuable beer brands, according to “Beers 50 2022,” an annual report from Brand Finance.

Secret witnesses may appear in overvaluation case

In a New Jersey class action, plaintiff shareholders of publicly held Ascena Retail Group alleged that the company misrepresented the value of its goodwill and trade names to inflate the stock price artificially.

An Actual Brand Valuation Report a Court Rejected as ‘Speculative’

Text (redacted) of a valuation report for the brand name of a local hotel and resort used in a dissenting shareholder case. Can you spot why the court rejected the valuation as being too speculative?

BV News and Trends July 2022

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

Paper investigates patent valuation methods

A new paper investigates the underlying knowledge structure and the evolution of patent valuation methods under two main topics: quantitative and qualitative.

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.

In re Ascena Retail Grp., Inc. Sec. Litig.

In this securities putative class action litigation, plaintiff shareholders alleged that the defendants (Ascena) misrepresented the value of Ascena’s goodwill and trade names in order to inflate Ascena’s stock price artificially. In June 2017, Ascena announced an impairment charge to those assets of $1.3 billion “causing Ascena's already-declining share price to fall precipitously. Ascena ultimately declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2020.” The defendants moved to dismiss for failure to plead material misrepresentation or scienter or both. The court granted the motion to dismiss but allowed the plaintiffs to amend their complaint.

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