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BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Tax Court resists tax affecting in Michael Jackson case

Although the U.S. Tax Court recently handed the Michael Jackson estate a decisive victory regarding the estate’s tax liability, the court did not side with the estate on tax affecting, an issue that has preoccupied valuators, many of whom are proponents of the practice, for a long time.

Global BV News: Feedback regarding radical proposals on the reporting of intangibles

In February 2019, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a discussion paper titled Business Reporting of Intangibles: Realistic Proposals that contemplates proposals for a radical change to the accounting and reporting for intangible assets.

Tax Court issues highly anticipated ruling in Michael Jackson case

In the long-running litigation between the estate of the late megastar Michael Jackson and the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court finally issued its opinion on the value of Jackson’s name and likeness, as well as the value of his interest in two music publishing assets.

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

Global BVU News and Trends April 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

Data breaches threaten brand values, says study

A recent study from Infosys and Interbrand analyzes the maximum risk of brand value loss in case of data breaches.

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.

Global BVU News and Trends February 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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: Kohli scores again with top celebrity brand value in India

Virat Kohli, captain of the India national cricket team, has topped the powerful celebrity brand list of Duff & Phelps for the fourth year in a row, according to its Celebrity Brand Valuation Study 2020: “Embracing the New Normal.”

Fiat Chrysler brand portfolio valued using 1% royalty rate

The portfolio of Fiat Chrysler brands is worth EUR 10.4 billion based on a preliminary valuation using an 1% average royalty rate, according to a white paper from MARKABLES.

Global BVU News and Trends January 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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.

Prince estate and IRS embroiled in fierce valuation dispute

A recent article in the Star Tribune says the executor of the estate of Prince, the late world-famous rock star, and the Internal Revenue Service are currently locked in a fierce estate and gift tax dispute.

Global BVU News and Trends December 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global intangible asset value rebounds to hit all-time high

Business valuers recognise that intangibles present individual ‘facts and circumstances’ challenges. And IFRS 3, even without the proposed amortisation changes, does not fully report the current value of acquired or created intangibles (increasing the operational value of intangibles is generally a strategic goal).

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.

The value of internally generated intangibles depends on where they were created

‘Against a backdrop of the growing importance of intangibles, for regulators and legislators there is clearly scope for improving comparability between European company accounts by increasing the harmonization of the treatment of intangibles by SMEs,’ a new survey issued by the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs reveals.

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

Global BV News: Significant variations in Europe regarding intangibles accounting

A new survey reveals that there are significant variations between jurisdictions in Europe in the accounting treatment of intangibles by small and midsize enterprises (SMEs).

Valuation Challenges and Best Practices in Joint Ventures and Strategic Affiliations

Today, corporate investments into joint ventures and other non-controlled entities now exceed $5 trillion per year, according to Ankura/Water Street Partners' analysis of U.S. Government data. Companies utilize joint ventures for a variety of reasons, including to access capabilities, share risk, pool capital, secure added scale and scope, and satisfy regulatory requirements of local ownership. Join Jerry Chang, Molly Faber, and Tim Lubbe of Ankura to learn more about the increasing prevalence of joint ventures ...

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!

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