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Business Combinations and Fair Value for Financial Reporting

Are you confused by business combinations? Join William Kennedy for this engaging session covering GAAP fair value standards and their application in business combinations. Hear a discussion of the nuances of the GAAP fair value standard and history of how it was developed as part of the GAAP-IFRS convergence project. Also learn how the valuation approaches and methods used in fair value assessment differ from valuation approaches used in a fair market value appraisal.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Bitcoin & Digital Assets: The Industry, Valuation, and Forensics

Every day, bitcoin and digital assets seem to become more mainstream for both businesses and investors. Over time, valuation and forensic professionals are bound to encounter clients with digital asset holdings, and they will need to face the unique challenges they create. Experts Mark DiMichael and Jennifer Cohen will provide valuation and forensic accounting professionals with the information they need to help their clients deal with this complex asset class.

Damodaran to teach valuation fundamentals at IMAA

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) will present a four-day, 12-hour online course on valuation May 25-28 at the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA).

Estate of Michael J. Jackson v. Commissioner

Tax Court mostly sides with estate of late superstar in valuing three contested assets; assets had to be valued separately, based on parties’ stipulations, and at death; court says Jackson’s “tattered” image and likeness meant he earned little money apart from his music; court rejects tax affecting.

Tax Court Hands Jackson Estate Major Win but Finds Reasoning for Tax Affecting Unpersuasive

Tax Court mostly sides with estate of late superstar in valuing three contested assets; assets had to be valued separately, based on parties’ stipulations, and at death; court says Jackson’s “tattered” image and likeness meant he earned little money apart from his music; court rejects tax affecting.

What Business Appraisers Can Learn From the GameStop Saga

The lesson for appraisers in this saga is to be aware of potential pricing issues when using guideline public companies in the Reddit orbit. In the short term, the underlying price may not be representative of its “fundamental value” during the volatile period.

Valuing Telehealth Services

Join Todd Zigrang and Jessica L. Bailey-Wheaton for a discussion of the valuation of telehealth services in the healthcare industry. Learn the current telehealth trends and the role of telehealth in the healthcare industry. Gain an understanding of the types of telehealth services typically provided, such as clinical services, management services, and the provision of technology, and how these services may vary by healthcare industry subsector. Get expert guidance on typical valuation approaches as they ...

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

Price Versus Value: A Transaction and Litigation Perspective

According to disciples of modern portfolio theory and its efficient market hypothesis, shares of public companies should always trade at a price equivalent to their economic value, making it impossible for investors to experience short-term arbitrage profits. But try to explain that theory to any hedge fund manager or day trader who purchased or sold GameStop Corp.

Fair Market Value Opinions and Business Valuations for the Ambulance and EMS Industry: Help Is on the Way

The ambulance services system in the U.S. is a hodgepodge of private and public players. The private sector is highly fragmented with relatively few companies operating on a national or regional scale. Darcy Devine and Will Hamilton will focus on the opportunities and challenges for consolidators and investors in the ambulance arena, and teach what valuation methodologies work best for these companies and current market multiples for ambulance businesses. Despite their need for ambulance services ...

Updated DealStats Companion Guide now available

The DealStats public- and private-transaction database has a newly revised Companion Guide that reflects updated charts, graphs, and exhibits.

Treasure Trove of Data in the 2021 Business Reference Guide

Here’s a look at what’s in the 31st edition of this guide, including an example of how to value equity using a rule of thumb.

Reliable Valuations for Small and Medium Enterprise: M&A Methods Win

If you have been involved in an M&A transaction and seen how different the M&A model is from the buildup method with public data, have you ever wondered why the M&A model isn’t a key valuation approach or wondered how M&A data differ in character from public market data? In this seminar, Jim Lisi explains why the M&A model with private data is the more reliable approach. The difference between deal data for whole companies ...

BVU News and Trends January 2021

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

Book review: The Art of Business Valuation: Accurately Valuing a Small Business

The current issue of NACVA’s QuickRead includes a favorable review of a recently published book, The Art of Business Valuation: Accurately Valuing a Small Business.

Delaware court weighs in on goodwill in sole proprietorships

A recent divorce case out of Delaware is significant for addressing the treatment of goodwill where the business is a sole proprietorship.

NICE Value! How to Deploy the Non-Marketable Investment Company Evaluation Method

When it comes to valuing minority interests in family investment entities such as family limited partnerships, business valuation professionals have not often used the income approach. However, in three recent Tax Court cases, the income approach was prominently featured, and, in one case, it was clearly the deciding factor in the court’s decision. Join William Frazier to learn about the nonmarketable investment company evaluation (NICE) method. Learn its origins, what it doesn’t replace, and how ...

Business Reference Guide updated for 2021

The 2021 edition of the Business Reference Guide (BRG) by Tom West is now available.

Restaurant Valuation: Serving Your Clients During the Covid-19 Crisis

Few industries have been as harshly impacted by COVID-19 as the restaurant industry. Join Lynton Kotzin for an overview of the state of the restaurant industry and what the future looks like for different restaurant types. Learn the reasonableness test, value drivers, and proper application of the approaches during these volatile times. Be ready to advise and value your restaurant clients.

EBITDA/sales ratio added to 2020-21 RMA eStatement Studies

Many valuation experts use the annual RMA Statement Studies for industry-specific financial benchmarks.

DealStats 3Q20 small private-company EBITDA multiples rise

After stalled M&A, lockdowns, and a pandemic, it’s easy to forget that small enterprise value was declining through most of 2019.

BVU News and Trends November 2020

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

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends October 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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