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BVU News and Trends September 2020

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

SOS: Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project needs funding

Some appraisers feel that using public market data when estimating the cost of capital for a private company requires too many assumptions and adjustments to convert data from actively traded stocks into proxies for private-company valuation.

Appraiser Shuns Public Data for Private Cost of Capital

One appraiser has done hundreds of valuations of small owner-operated firms by looking to private capital markets to estimate cost of capital. This eliminates the need to make all of the many assumptions and adjustments to convert data from actively traded stocks into proxies for private-company valuation.

BVU News and Trends May 2019

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

Newest survey on private rates of return

Some appraisers are not comfortable using public market data when estimating the cost of capital for a private company.

BVU News and Trends March 2019

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

Letter to the Editor: Comments on the Cost of Capital Professional

A user who tested out BVR’s new platform for estimating the cost of capital has some very thought-provoking comments on the use of historical data for the equity risk premium.

Pepperdine launches 2019 cost of capital survey

Input is sought from anyone involved in the funding of private businesses for the annual cost of capital survey that is part of the research at the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project.

BVU News and Trends December 2018

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

Access to capital improves for small firms

According to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and Dun & Bradstreet Q3 2018 Private Capital Access Index, small businesses are finding it easier to acquire capital.

BVU News and Trends June 2018

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

Private firms lowball their cost of equity

Surprisingly, over half (54%) of privately held business owners believe their cost of equity is less than or equal to 12%, according to the “2018 Private Capital Markets Report” from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Private firm valuations surge, per Pepperdine report

Business valuations have been significantly increasing, according to new results from the “2018 Private Capital Markets Project” from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Private firms' cost of equity estimates may surprise you

Results of the “2017 Private Capital Markets Report" from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. BVR is a research sponsor in Pepperdine’s efforts in developing a private cost of capital method as a legitimate alternative to looking to the public markets.

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