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Global BV News and Trends November 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Latest issue of the ASA BVReview now in BVRPro

The BVResearch Pro platform contains the full archive of BVReview (going back to 1982!), the business valuation journal of the American Society of Appraisers.

D&P/Kroll updates multiples in healthcare services

The S&P Healthcare Services Index declined by 0.6% in August, compared to the S&P 500 Index, which increased 2.9% over the same period, according to the August 2021 “Healthcare Services Sector Update” from Duff & Phelps, a Kroll Business.

Global BV News: Market risk premium reverts in Germany

Recent analysis on the German market suggests that the perceived risk of equity investing has dropped back to its precrisis levels, according to Alvarez & Marsal, which does a regular analysis of pricing dynamics in Germany.

Global BV News: Multiples in China lower than year-end 2020

As of Aug. 31, 2021, earnings multiples (price to LTM earnings) for Chinese companies were lower overall than those at the end of 2020, with an average of 30.8x compared to 40.3x for year-end 2020, according to “China Transactions Insights—Fall 2021” from Duff & Phelps (a Kroll business).

Get a Sneak Peek at Trends, Valuation Multiples, and Operation Ratios for Small, Main Street Private Companies

BIZCOMPS, a comprehensive online database with financial details on small, Main Street private companies, has been recently updated with new transactions, and the current BIZCOMPS/BVR Deal Review (BDR), exclusively for subscribers, is now available. This special publication analyzes general trends, valuation multiples, and operating ratios for transactions in the database. Get a sneak peek at the Summer 2021 issue with highlights including harmonic mean and median sale price, median SDE/rent, and more.

Stowe v. Stowe

In divorce case, appeals court overturns trial court’s valuation for an independent insurance agency; the trial court, without analysis, accepted there was goodwill and adopted expert’s calculation of goodwill using multiple “derived from a non-analogous source applying un-adjusted factors.”

Expert’s Goodwill Calculation Based on Rule of Thumb Sinks Under Appellate Scrutiny

In divorce case, appeals court overturns trial court’s valuation for an independent insurance agency; the trial court, without analysis, accepted there was goodwill and adopted expert’s calculation of goodwill using multiple “derived from a non-analogous source applying un-adjusted factors.”

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends April 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Millennials and auto trends in D&P ‘Valuation Insights’ 1Q20

Surprisingly, millennials place a material value on car ownership, and a high percentage expect to make another car purchase in the next five years, according to a recent survey from Duff & Phelps.

The ‘big market delusion’ overvalues companies at first

The allure of a big market for an emerging business is hard to resist and causes “irrational exuberance” that initially overprices companies and triggers an inevitable correction.

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.

BVU News and Trends October 2019

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

Court Says Corrected DCF Still Supports Original Fair Value Determination

Responding to petitioners’ motion for reargument, court concedes and corrects errors in court’s original DCF analysis but finds corrected DCF model still corroborates the original fair value determination; court affirms its reliance on unaffected market price as fair value indicator.

In re Appraisal of Jarden Corp. (II)

Responding to petitioners’ motion for reargument, court concedes and corrects errors in court’s original DCF analysis but finds corrected DCF model still corroborates the original fair value determination; court affirms its reliance on unaffected market price as fair value indicator.

ASC benchmarking study released

The median EBITDA margin for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is 20%, according to the “2019 ASC Benchmarking Survey” from HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

Court of Chancery favors unaffected market price over other fair value indicators (Part 2)

When the Delaware Court of Chancery recently decided to rely on the unaffected market price for fair value, in a major statutory appraisal case, it provided an in-depth critique of the experts’ traditional valuation analyses, which valuators want to be familiar with.

BVU News and Trends July 2019

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

Court of Chancery favors unaffected market price over other fair value indicators (Part 1)

In a freshly minted ruling, the Delaware Court of Chancery said the unaffected market price was the most reliable indicator of fair value in a big statutory fair value case.

In re Appraisal of Jarden Corp. (I)

Court finds record shows unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value; court says company expert’s efficient market analysis and event study provide strong support for use of market price; court’s own DCF analysis generates value close to market price, thus corroborating market price.

Court of Chancery Rules Unaffected Market Price Is Best Evidence of Fair Value

Court finds record shows unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value; court says company expert’s efficient market analysis and event study provide strong support for use of market price; court’s own DCF analysis generates value close to market price, thus corroborating market price.

Eatery multiples in latest Duff & Phelps report

Publicly traded quick service restaurants had a mean multiple of 16.5x (enterprise value as a multiple of EBITDA) in 2018 and are estimated to achieve a multiple of 16.8x in 2019, according to the “Restaurant Quarterly Update—Spring 2019” from Duff & Phelps.

New edition of ASC valuation survey released

Valuation multiples for controlling interests in ambulatory service centers (ASCs) are increasing, according to the “2019 ASC Valuation Survey” from HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

Court Validates Expert’s Reliance on Pratt’s Stats/DealStats for Sales Transaction Analysis

Appeals court upholds valuation of plaintiff’s interest in dissolved company and jury award; plaintiff expert’s analysis of sales transactions of comparable companies was admissible; Pratt’s Stats/DealStats database provided a reliable basis for expert to identify relevant sales, court says.

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