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Global BV News and Trends December 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Valuations of German and European banks

The decline in market capitalizations coupled with a positive earnings outlook has led to record levels of the implied cost of equity of 14.8% for European banks and 17.8% for German banks, according to the latest edition of the Alvarez & Marsal’s “Germany Valuation Insights.”

Global BV News: Industry multiples in Europe decrease in 2Q22

Almost all sectors/industry groups presented in a recent Kroll report observed a decrease in their EV/EBITDA multiples during the second quarter of 2022.

Global BV News: All markets unstable, per KPMG valuation pros

The Q3 2022 International Valuation Newsletter from KPMG Switzerland includes articles on valuation in times of geopolitical tension, macroeconomic shifts, and microeconomic challenges.

Global BV News and Trends June 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

Global BV News: Eurozone ERP, risk-free rates unchanged: Kroll

Kroll has left unchanged (until further notice) its recommended German normalized risk-free rate of 1.5% and its current eurozone equity risk premium range of 5.5% to 6.0% (from a German investor’s perspective).

Global BV News: VAB6 review on IVSC website

A comprehensive review of Valuing a Business, 6th edition (VAB6) is on the website of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), calling it a “foundational reference for business valuation education worldwide.”

Global BV News: Cost of capital parameters in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2021

ValueTrust has released the 9th edition of its “European Capital Market Study” that serves as a comprehensive compilation of capital market parameters such as cost of capital and implied as well as historical risk premiums for European countries.

BVRPro adds to its ASA BV Review archive

Subscribers to the BVResearch Pro platform can access issues of Business Valuation Review going back to 1982, and the Fall 2021 issue has just been added to the archive.

Weaver reviews healthcare valuation in 2021

A collection of articles by valuation practitioners at Weaver give a 2021 year in review for healthcare valuations.

BV News and Trends January 2021

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

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.

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