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BVU News and Trends October 2019

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

AICPA releases final PE/VC guide

The AICPA has released the final version of a new accounting and valuation guide, Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies, which provides nonauthoritative guidance and illustrations regarding the accounting for and valuation of portfolio company investments investment companies hold within the scope of FASB ASC 946.

PE and debt firms in Scotland drive pricing higher—and increase deal structure options—as they ‘struggle’ to invest billions

Jon Shelley, a deals partner in the Aberdeen office of PwC, writes optimistically that ‘indications suggest political, economic, and regulatory uncertainty will continue over the next year, though this is not expected to further dent the market given the availability of capital and pressure to make a return in spite of the scale and pace of change.’

BVU News and Trends September 2019

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

The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask

© 2019 Business Valuation Resources, LLC. All Rights Reserved. July 31, 2019 Webinar Handbook The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask Part of BVR’s Special Series presented by the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation Featuring: Denise Palencik, CVA, Veralon Jessica Stack, MBA, Veralon The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask Please note: This Handbook does not qualify for ...

Final PE/VC guide out soon from the AICPA

This August or September, you can expect to see a final version of the AICPA’s new Accounting and Valuation Guide Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies.

IPEV Board updates guidelines for private capital valuations

The International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) Board’s current update reflects valuation guidance from IFRS 13, ASC Topic 820 (US GAAP), and other inputs and is available here.

Last chance to participate in BVWire—UK’s survey of business multiples sources

BVWire—UK ‘s spot two-question survey on sources for valuation multiples in your business valuations will close in a few days.

Where do you find EV/EBITDA multiples for your business valuations? Let BVWire—UK know

One source, of course, is the BDO Private Company Price Index (PCPI). Q1 results for the PCPI were just released and are available now from BDO.

VRC Mixes Valuation Work With Giving Back to the Profession

Senior members of Valuation Research Corp. (VRC) give an update on the firm’s work in M&A advisory, transactions, portfolio valuations, and more, but they also talked about the role the firm plays in the development of the valuation profession itself.

Calibration With OPM in Early-Stage Enterprises: A Fair Value Update

Based on new draft guidelines, a review of how a calibration model can be established based on the initial transaction price of an investment in an early-stage enterprise. Also discussed is how such a model could be used in subsequent measurement periods to estimate the fair value of the enterprise and of equity interests in a portfolio company.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends March 2019

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

Deloitte examines M&A trends for 2019

Tax reform, a more relaxed U.S. regulatory climate, and growing cash reserves fuel optimism among U.S. dealmakers, according to a Deloitte report, “The State of the Deal - M&A Trends 2019.”

Global BV News: IPEV updates PE/VC valuation guidelines

International Private Equity and Venture Capital (IPEV), a trade group that sets valuation practices for private funds, has published the 2018 edition of its guidelines.

Fairness opinion provider rankings for 2018

The “Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Review – Full Year 2018” contains M&A statistics and also rankings for worldwide providers of fairness opinions.

Feedback wanted on new additions to PE/VC guide

The AICPA has released for comments working drafts of two new case studies from its Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies (PE/VC Guide).

BVU News and Trends January 2019

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

RSM issues white paper on AICPA PE/VC draft guide

A white paper prepared by RSM on the AICPA’s working draft of its PE/VC guide provides summaries of key provisions affecting middle-market entities.

PE firms relying more on third-party valuers

Private equity firms will use more independent valuation experts specializing in portfolio valuation and alternative, illiquid assets for fund-level analyses and financial reporting requirements, according to a report from Valuation Research Corp.

Latest study of private equity valuations

Private equity firms paid a median valuation multiple of 11.9x EBITDA for new investments during the first nine months of 2018, according to the “2018 Q3 Private Equity Valuations Report” from Murray Devine Valuation Advisors.

‘Do Private Equity Firms Pay for Synergies?’

That’s the title of a recent paper that analyzed the pricing of 1,155 global PE buyouts and found “strong support” for a valuation effect from buy-and-build strategies.

Recap of the AM&AA 2018 Summer Conference

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2018 Summer Conference had a single track focused on doing business in the intermediary market. Attendees included investors, intermediaries, consultants, and industry partners, from across North America, Europe, as well as Asia.

Global BVU News and Trends October 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends September 2018

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

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