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Global BVU News and Trends March 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BVU News and Trends February 2020

Regulators, Standard-Setters, VPOsIASB eyes plan to reintroduce goodwill amortizationAs the FASB is doing in the U.S., the International Accounting Standards Board is also exploring whether to reintroduce goodwill amortization. The IASB plans to release a Discussion Paper in early 2020 (February, we hear) for a 180-day comment period to weigh stakeholder interest in amending IFRS 3, Business Combinations, and IAS 36, Impairment of Assets.In conjunction with a recent meeting of the trustees ...

Global BV News: Damodaran updates country risk data

Free spreadsheets on country equity risk premiums, sovereign credit default swap (CDS) spreads, government bond rates, and risk-free rates by currency and synthetic risk-free rates (with inflation rates by currency) are available from Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) in his latest data update for 2020.

Global BV News: New edition of book on valuation under IFRS

The third edition of Company Valuation Under IFRS addresses the implications for analysis, modelling, and valuation of key aspects of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and it describes the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP treatments and their implications for the analysis.

Global BV News: Highlights of KPMG’s Q1 valuation brief

Heightened tensions in the Middle East, the UK leaving the EU, and signs that the trade dispute between China and the U.S. is subsiding are all addressed in the latest edition of KPMG’s International Valuation Newsletter (11th edition), published quarterly.

EFRAG forming advisory panel on intangibles

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is looking for experts to serve on its Advisory Panel on Intangibles.

Global BV News: OIV Journal tackles 10 big BV issues

An interesting roundtable discussion on the 10 big issues in business valuation appears in the Fall 2019 issue of the journal of the Organismo Italiano di Valutazione, the valuation standards-setter in Italy.

Global BVU News and Trends January 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: BV education doings in Ethiopia

Participants from 30 banks and insurance companies and several consulting companies attended the Art & Science of Business Valuation conference last month at Addis Ababa University School of Business and Education auditorium.

Global BV News: The story’s the thing at EACVA confab

A keynote address at the European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA) 13th Conference for Valuation Professionals stressed the importance of storytelling in business valuations.

Everything new in BV—at your fingertips

Busy practitioners find it hard to keep up with all that’s going on in the business valuation profession.

Global BV News: The BV profession in France is strengthening

The valuation profession in France is not regulated, and there are no formal requirements or obligations to hold specific credentials.

Global BV News: IACVS and ANEVAR sign cooperation pact

Under a recently signed agreement, the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists (IACVS) and the National Association of Authorized Romanian Valuers, Romania (ANEVAR) will work together in all aspects of member benefits (such as reciprocity) and education opportunities.

Reports From Global BV Conferences: ICVPME, IVSC, IACVS, ICAEW

The “I” in all of these acronyms stands for “international,” and Business Valuation Update brings you some key takeaways from several recent global conferences.

Global BVU News and Trends December 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: IACVS and KPCG ink cooperation deal

The International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists (IACVS) and the Chamber of Appraisers of Montenegro (KPCG) reached a cooperation agreement in November 2019.

KPMG Germany offers updated cost of capital study—and database of IFRS impairment test WACC results

KPMG Germany collected WACC results from 312 companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for its 14th edition of the ‘Cost of Capital Study,’ concluding that the average WACC across industries remains at 6.9%.

Global BV News: TEGoVA OKs draft of first European BV standards

For years, the European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) was hesitant to add guidance on business valuation to its European Valuation Standards because its members are real estate valuers.

Global BV News: KPMG Germany releases 2019 cost of capital study

Subtitled “The Calm Before the Storm—Rising Profits and Deflated Values?” the 14th edition of the Cost of Capital Study from KPMG Germany examines, among other things, the impact of regulatory interventions, scarcity of resources as well as digitalization on business models, their performance (cash flows) and their risk (cost of capital) by industry sector.

Global BVU News and Trends November 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: IASB also eyes reintroduction of goodwill amortization

As the FASB is doing in the U.S., the International Accounting Standards Board is also exploring whether to reintroduce goodwill amortization.

The state of the business valuation profession, a la KPMG

Unresolved political uncertainties over the past quarter continue, reports KPMG in its 10th edition of the International Valuation Newsletter, published quarterly.

Global BV News: Highlights of KPMG’s Q3 valuation brief

Political uncertainties over the past quarter remain unresolved, such as the potential conflict between the U.S. and Iran, trade dispute between the U.S. and China, and the Brexit negotiations, reports KPMG in its 10th edition of the International Valuation Newsletter, published quarterly.

Global BV News: November 15 deadline for feedback on Hong Kong standards

The eyes of the world have been on Hong Kong for very different reasons than business valuation.

Understanding Tax Amortization Benefit Considerations and the International Impact

When valuing a foreign target company in the context of a purchase price allocation, the local tax rules within the company’s jurisdiction often go unnoticed, but they should be considered and applied pursuant to the acquisition structure.

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