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Book Review: Valuing a Business—The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies, 6th Edition

The new edition of Shannon Pratt’s book, which gives a heavy dose of theory and has been updated by a team of 67 contributors and published by the American Society of Appraisers, is reviewed.

Book Review: Understanding Business Valuation, 6th Edition

Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuations) has updated his book, which shows you how to apply valuation theory with practical examples from actual engagements and sample valuation reports, written in an easy-to-understand style.

Mercer examines appraisal review

After a two-month break from his blog, veteran valuer Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) has started a series of thoughtful posts focusing on appraisal review, a process he deems “essential.”

Yeanoplos honored with ASCPA life membership

Earlier this year, we ran an item about how the future of the valuation profession depends on practitioners giving back to the profession.

Agenda set for NYSSCPA BV and litigation services conference May 16

Each year, BVWire attends the annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and registration is now open for this year’s event, which will be webcast May 16.

Sources of new business you may overlook

Business valuation professions know that attorneys are a prime source of new engagements, but other sources may not immediately come to mind.

Credential program for value growth advisors June 6-10

Valuation professionals who want to extend their practices to advising business owners on ways to maximize that value can pursue a Certified Value Growth Advisor (CVGA) credential.

Trugman’s Understanding Business Valuation has hit the stands!

The PDF version of the new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation (UBV6) has been published and is now available.

‘Key players’ in valuing IP per QYResearch

QYResearch has published a research report on the global market for valuation services for intangible assets.

Thumbs-up reviews for UBV6 and VAB6

The March issue of Business Valuation Update has reviews of two important books that are about to be released: Understanding Business Valuation, 6th edition (UBV6), by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation) and Valuing a Business, 6th edition (VAB6), originally written by Shannon Pratt and updated by a team of contributors.

Collaborate With Valuation Professionals Who Complement Your Strengths to Better Serve Clients

Join Erika Heiser and Victor Werley to learn how to effectively collaborate with other valuation professionals to better meet clients’ needs. Fostering a relationship with other professionals helps create a trusting and client-centric environment that ensures basic business functions, such as confidentiality agreements, co-branding, and logistics, are met, which are critical to long-term success. As a result, you can better serve clients, generate more professional opportunities, become experts in specific fields, create a sounding board ...

Start due diligence before accepting an engagement

This is one of the tips in an article from the latest journal of the Chartered Business Valuators Institute (CBV Institute), Canada’s valuation professional organization (VPO) and standard-setter.

‘Brain drain’ is top challenge to appraisal profession, per ASA’s White

“Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the appraisal profession now and soon is the sunsetting of careers by baby boomers and their exit from the workforce,” says Johnnie White, CEO of the American Society of Appraisers, in an interview.

Looking for a few good industry experts

BVR has done a series of webinars and What It’s Worth guides that cover specific types of firms, such as restaurants, construction companies, law firms, breweries, wineries, automobile dealers, and even paving contractors.

Use the ‘stay interview’ to keep good BV people, advises Borrowman

Many business valuation firms are facing a crisis in terms of staffing.

BV Year in Review 2021: End of an Era

A recap of significant new ideas and developments as reported in over 70 articles and hundreds of news items in the pages of Business Valuation Update during 2021.

A Closer Look at the ‘Perfect Storm’ in BVFLS Staffing

A vigorous discussion has been underway about the demand and supply issues related to staffing at business valuation, forensic, and litigation support (BVFLS) firms.

Ownership transition in the middle market

There are an estimated 200,000 middle-market businesses in the U.S., which represent about one-third of private-sector GDP and close to 50 million jobs, according to the National Center for the Middle Market.

Perfect pair: VAB6 and UBV6

Two important books are in the wings for an early 2022 release: Valuing a Business, 6th edition (VAB6), from the American Society of Appraisers and Understanding Business Valuation, 6th edition (UBV6), from Business Valuation Resources.

New Year’s resolution: Give back to the BV profession

The future of the valuation profession depends on the contributions that practitioners make to the advancement of the profession.

Survey shows the graying of the appraisal profession

Two-thirds of appraisers in the U.S. are age 55 and older, according to a survey The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) and the Appraisal Institute (AI) conducted.

Items of Interest Gleaned From the ASA Conference Networking Ops

BV firm staffing troubles, Shannon Pratt’s video remarks about his new book, a new app for fractional interests, a heightened interest in businesses with a real estate component, and help needed in developing a new module for the Cost of Capital Navigator are just some of the things we learned outside the regular sessions at the ASA conference—in and around the exhibit hall and during the many networking breaks.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

BV News and Trends November 2021

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

Reminder: Preorder Trugman’s sixth edition

Understanding Business Valuation by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation) has been the go-to book for real-world examples on how to apply valuation theory and complex topics.

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