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Trugman’s Approach to Assessing Company-Specific Risk

This is an excerpt from the new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation, which has a companion website that includes a good selection of full sample valuation reports and other supporting material.

BV News and Trends June 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends June 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends May 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.

Kroll increases U.S. normalized risk-free rate to 3.0%

Kroll has increased its recommended normalized risk-free rate to 3.0% from 2.5%, effective April 7.

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.

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

Damodaran updates his implied ERP in wake of Ukraine invasion

In his blog post on how the crisis in Ukraine is playing out in the markets, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) updated his implied equity risk premium to 4.73% as of March 16, up from 4.24% at the start of 2022.

Reminder: Feedback wanted on company-level beta module for the Navigator

Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) is developing a new module for its Cost of Capital Navigator that will enable users to derive company-level betas based on their own selection of comparable companies.

Year-end 2021 data now in the Cost of Capital Professional

Year-end 2021 data, including equity risk premia, CRSP decile size premia, and industry betas/IRPs, are now available in BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform.

Damodaran posts second data update, explains implied ERP

An extensive amount of free data on risk-free rates, equity risk premiums (ERPs), corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and more can be found on the website of Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), who generously posts updates each year.

Feedback wanted on company-level beta module for the Navigator

Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) is developing a new module for its Cost of Capital Navigator that will enable users to derive company-level betas based on their own selection of comparable companies.

Damodaran posts his data update for 2022

Each year, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) generously posts a great amount of data on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums (ERPs), corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which are free.

Kroll reviews 2021 capital markets

“Capital Markets Insights—2021 Year in Review” offers a look at the past year in terms of notable S&P 500 performers, DJIA performers, M&A deals, PE deals, IPOs, SPACs, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and private markets.

Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook, 2022 Edition

January 2022 PDF, Softcover (177 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The legal coverage and in-depth analysis from the BVR legal team deliver lessons learned to help appraisers reach better and more defensible valuation conclusions. All the cases featured in this book impart important lessons about applicable legal principles, approved and discredited valuation methodology, and the act (and art) of presenting expert opinions. This must-have collection benefits both the generalist as well as the specialist.

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Global BV News and Trends November 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Premium Gap Closes Between Strategic and Financial Acquisitions

The difference between the premium strategic buyers pay for acquisitions versus what financial buyers pay has decreased, according to recent data in the Factset MergerStat/BVR Control Premium Study.

BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Measuring, Documenting, and Defending the Company-Specific Equity Risk Premium Selection

Join Robert Reilly and Connor Thurman for a dive into the theoretical basis for including a company-specific equity risk premium (CSRP) in the analyst’s cost of equity capital measurement analysis. Learn about measurement procedures and documentation procedures that the analyst may need to perform in the CSRP selection analysis. Also attendees will receive guidance to aid the analyst in the defense of the CSRP selection in a litigation context. Get the best practices you need ...

BV News and Trends September 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends September 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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