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Global BV News and Trends July 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Valuation of Small Promissory Notes

Privately held promissory notes (typically $0 to $10 million) need to be valued for gift/estate, tax, and related party transactions. However, bonds from publicly traded companies are not comparable because publicly traded companies are large, diversified, and represent much less risk. Note buyers typically discount the outstanding balance of privately held notes to yield a return of 12% to 20% depending on the collateral and other risk factors. Since corporate bonds yield around 4% to ...

Healthcare Valuation Townhall: Four Expert Panel on Covid-19 Impacts and Beyond

Bring your questions as leading experts Jerry Chang, Mark Deitrich, James Lloyd and Todd Sorensen have a conversation about the critical issues impacting healthcare. Covid-19 has impacted the healthcare industry in unique ways, and those valuation experts who practice in this high regulation environment know it is critical to keep up to date about the most pressing issues. Covering a wide range of issues from four perspectives this event delivers the insight you need in ...

Damages Calculation Admissible Under Facts Available to PI Expert

Court says P.I. expert properly based economic loss determination on plaintiff’s actual work situation at time of expert report instead of speculating about future earnings; testimony is helpful to jury because it explains issues not usually encountered.

Damages Calculation Admissible Under Facts Available to PI Expert

Court says P.I. expert properly based economic loss determination on plaintiff’s actual work situation at time of expert report instead of speculating about future earnings; testimony is helpful to jury because it explains issues not usually encountered.

Berman v. Unimin Corp.

Court says P.I. expert properly based economic loss determination on plaintiff’s actual work situation at time of expert report instead of speculating about future earnings; testimony is helpful to jury because it explains issues not usually encountered.

Getting a grip on foreign discount rates

From the above data, it would appear that both Japan and the U.S. are developed countries, implying stability and lower risk than developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, or Thailand. But in researching for interest rate data on Japan, the public data available, which includes the Economist and the Financial Times, indicate the interest rate spread on 10-year government bonds to be substantially different for Japan is the U.S., implying that Japan as much lower in risk.

Market Rate of Interest Appropriate in 'Cram-Down' Case

The key issue in this case is setting the appropriate interest rate to establish present value in a "cram down" situation under 11 U.S.C. 1325(a)(5)(B).

Bankruptcy Reorganization Uses Market Rates of Interest

The common issue in these two cases is setting appropriate interest rates to establish present value in "cram down" situations.

In re Glueck

The key issue in this case is setting the appropriate interest rate to establish present value in a "cram down" situation under 11 U.S.C. 1325(a)(5)(B).

In re Oglesby

The common issue in these two cases is setting appropriate interest rates to establish present value in "cram down" situations.

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