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Family Matters: Standard of Value, DLOM/DLOC Discounts and Drama in BV

A buried body, sex surrogates, and family-owned business create a dramatic background for a recent court case impacting valuation. With complex minority discounts, this case kicks off a compelling discussion of key issues in family law. Experts Stacey Udell, Neil Beaton, and Ron Seigneur tackle these thorny issues with clarity and comedy. Get treated to the tricks and tips you’ll want when your next family-owned business engagement rings your doorbell.

Control Discounts and Premiums - What is Old and What is New

Where do they come from? Do they even exist? Should I fear using them? No, this October event doesn’t delve into the supernatural but rather attempts to demystify the methods and resources available to quantify control discounts and/or premiums. Join Jim Ewart and Jim Alerding to learn what is new, what is old, and what matters. Learn the sources, context, and usefulness of control premiums and discounts, and the best practices for determining what they ...

Valuing Residential and Commercial Construction Companies

Cash flow seasonality, bid requirements, license particulars, economic forces, and ubiquitous litigation are all hallmarks of the residential and commercial construction industries and all unique factors when appraising a construction company. Join What it’s Worth guide author and expert Pasquale Rafanelli for a full inspection of residential and commercial construction company valuation issues from accounting methods to value drivers. Avoid the common valuation mistakes that appraisers make and learn to answer the one question on ...

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

D&P examines impact of coronavirus on asset values

Duff & Phelps is monitoring the financial impact of the coronavirus on businesses and asset values across the investment funds sector globally, according to a client alert.

Global BVU News and Trends October 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends September 2018

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

Global BV News: Fund valuations on the global enforcement radar

In France, enforcement action against alternative investment firms for improper valuation procedures and controls is a “sign of things to come—and not just in France,” according to an article in Valuation Insights, Third Quarter 2018 from Duff & Phelps.

BVU News and Trends August 2018

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

BVU News and Trends July 2018

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

BVU News and Trends June 2018

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

New edition of book on valuation for M&A

Now in its 3rd edition, Valuation for M&A: Building and Measuring Private Company Value lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in non-publicly traded entities.

New guidance for AI fund valuations

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and its private credit affiliate, the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), have published new guidance for fund managers in valuing their investments.

Valuations frustrate RIAs

A survey of the nation’s top registered investment advisors (RIAs) by PPB Capital Partners found that firms are encouraged to provide customized alternative investment solutions for high-net-worth clients, but such funds are unwieldy and expensive to operate.

Expert’s Valuation of Pork Trademarks Fails to Account for IP’s Limited Use

Court rejects USDA’s decision to keep paying for pork-promoting trademarks that mostly have become functionally obsolescent and replaced by a different slogan; expert’s replacement cost approach to find current value of trademarks is illogical, says court.

Humane Soc’y of the United States v. Perdue

Court rejects USDA’s decision to keep paying for pork-promoting trademarks that mostly have become functionally obsolescent and replaced by a different slogan; expert’s replacement cost approach to find current value of trademarks is illogical, says court.

The Price to Value Disconnect: No End in Sight

We attended the EuroGrowth 2017 conference in London, and here are some interesting observations.

Statutory Fair Value in Dissenting Shareholder Cases: Part II

This article continues the discussion of statutory appraisal that was presented in Part I in the prior issue of Business Valuation Review. Fair value, the predominant standard of value employed by state courts to value dissenters' shares in appraisal cases is, is determined by state law. In most states, fair value is the shareholder's pro rata portion of the value of a company's equity. This article discusses the approaches used by the Delaware courts' views ...

Appraiser Lacks Necessary Valuation Expertise, Dissent Says

Court majority finds appointed appraiser’s fair value determination meets legal requirements applicable to dissenting shareholder proceeding; dissent says appraiser lacked valuation expertise and ignored proper business valuations from parties’ experts.

Appraiser Lacks Necessary Valuation Expertise, Dissent Says

Court majority finds appointed appraiser’s fair value determination meets legal requirements applicable to dissenting shareholder proceeding; dissent says appraiser lacked valuation expertise and ignored proper business valuations from parties’ experts.

Shaffer v. Visaggio’s, Inc. (I)

Court majority finds appointed appraiser’s fair value determination meets legal requirements applicable to dissenting shareholder proceeding; dissent says appraiser lacked valuation expertise and ignored proper business valuations from parties’ experts.

Shaffer v. Visaggio’s, Inc. (II)

Court majority finds appointed appraiser’s fair value determination meets legal requirements applicable to dissenting shareholder proceeding; dissent says appraiser lacked valuation expertise and ignored proper business valuations from parties’ experts.

RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Comm’r

Tax Court denies IRS’s summary judgment motion to disallow claimed charitable deduction arguing taxpayer’s appraiser improperly valued donated interest in LLC using present-value Section 7520 tables and failed to submit “qualified appraisal.”

PE interest in healthcare technology gains steam

Evolving standards of value in marital property disputes

The standard of value in marital dissolution cases is determined on a state-by-state basis, and the correct standard to apply is not always clear. In this reader/ed submission, Dave Maschino ...

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