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BVR set to launch latest benchmarking survey

Since 2007, BVR has been surveying BV firms and practices, collecting the most comprehensive data on operations, financial metrics, compensation, staffing, marketing, billing, resources used, and more.

BVU News and Trends April 2023

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

Be cautious with AI, advises Alerding

While artificial intelligence is not quite ready for prime time, it can impact valuations not only in the process of performing a valuation, but also on the value of a subject business, says veteran valuation expert Jim Alerding (Alerding Consulting).

May kicks off BV conference season!

Flowers bloom in May and so do business valuation conferences—and most of them have a virtual option.

Global BV News: Spring 2023 issue of EBVM released

The latest issue (Spring 2023) of the new European Valuation Business Valuation Magazine (EBVM) is now available if you click here.

Global BV News: 2022 industry multiples down in Latin America

In terms of EV/EBITDA, multiples in Latin America have generally decreased in 2022 due to a pessimistic outlook and deteriorating market conditions, according to the third edition of Kroll’s “Industry Multiples in Latin America” (LATAM) quarterly report.

More Insights From Young BVers About the Profession

The second of two panel discussions with young valuation and forensics experts reveal additional insights on their perspectives on the profession, including what attracted them to the profession and why they stay in it.

Considerations When Adding Litigation Services to a Valuation Practice

The 2022 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference sparked some advice for moving your practice into litigation support services for marital dissolution or any other matters that are headed to court.

BV News and Trends March 2023

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

Tell job candidates a story

The search for BV talent has never been more challenging, so anything that can help land a good candidate is very welcome. In his latest newsletter, John Borrowman (Borrowman Baker LLC), a recruiter who has worked exclusively in the BV profession for over 20 years, advises interviewers to tell candidates a story about the kind of workplace they have.

Web-based valuation platform gets financing boost

Valutico, an all-in-one web-based valuation platform, closed its first financing round with outside investors that, along with existing investors, totals in the mid 7-figures, the company announced.

Agenda set for NYSSCPA BV conference May 15

BVWire is starting to see plans coming together for this year’s conferences. The three major events (from the AICPA, ASA, and NACVA) are all later in the year, but some good events are blooming in the spring.

BV News and Trends February 2023

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

Next-gen BVers warn about too much technology

Veteran valuation experts have raised red flags about relying too much on technology and automation. This advice is directed particularly to young BV practitioners who have grown up surrounded by automation.

The Million Dollar Question… Who Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

It’s a question we all ask ourselves throughout our career—or at least should. Whether we’re a fresh business face or a seasoned veteran, reminding ourselves about the ultimate goal—the big picture—is crucial for a successful career—and life. Join us for an insightful and necessary discussion of the top 10 list for achieving happiness, fulfillment, and balance in a professional world that is constantly working against us.

IRS updates job posting for BV experts

The IRS added one more open slot to its job posting in its quest to hire more business valuation experts—and has also added more job locations.

BV Year in Review 2022: Ongoing Challenges

What did you miss in 2022? Catch up on the highlights in the business valuation profession through over 70 articles and hundreds of news items this newsletter covered in 2022.

An Inside Look at the Stout Acquisition of Vantage Point

Hear from the architects of this acquisition what makes a business valuation firm an attractive acquisition target—and what attributes of the buyer make it a good fit for the target.

Recap of the Biggest BV Event of 2022—the AICPA FVS Conference

The AICPA’s plans for its forensics and valuation section, incredible frauds, an opportunity in bankruptcy, tips for determining goodwill, and the future of BV are discussed in this recap article—the first of several that will cover this biggest conference of the year.

BVR Survey Reveals Career Obstacles of Young BV Practitioners

What do today’s young BV practitioners see as holding them back in their careers? Managers need to know this or risk losing good people. Here are some valuable insights from a first-ever survey BVR and the BV recruiting firm Borrowman Baker conducted with the cooperation and support of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

Global BV News and Trends January 2023

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Contribute to the BV profession in 2023

During 2022, we saw many examples of BV practitioners giving back to the profession—from volunteering on a board to speaking at a conference to writing an article.

Good News in New BVR Survey of Young ASA BV Experts

Preliminary results of a first-ever survey designed to gain some insights and perspectives to help the profession better attract and develop the younger generation of BV practitioners are in. The survey was conducted by BVR and the BV recruiting firm Borrowman Baker with the support of the American Society of Appraisers and was sent to ASA members under 40 years old in the business valuation discipline.

Hot Topics at the 2022 VSCPA Forensic and Valuation Conference

It was back to in-person attendance at the 22nd annual Forensic and Valuation Conference hosted by the Virginia State Society of CPAs. Topics included the income approach, effective recruiting, reasonable compensation, guideline transactions, surviving cross-examination, IRS developments, and a “Hardball With Hitchner” session that covered some front-burner issues.

Pratt’s Document Request Checklist Stands the Test of Time

The new sixth edition of Shannon Pratt’s Valuing a Business does not only contain a great deal of valuation concepts, but also includes some very practical advice and tools. One such tool that has endured is a checklist for an initial request for documents. The list has some minor updates, but it is essentially the same as the one Pratt included in prior editions.

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