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Little-Known Resource Can Help Bolster Support for Projections

Projections used in business valuation have always been subject to scrutiny—and now more than ever. During the recent ASA International Conference, it was pointed out that many valuation analysts may not know of a resource that can be used to help support their assessment of projections.

Global BVU News and Trends November 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Solvency opinion based on management projections faces Daubert challenge

In a bankruptcy-cum-Daubert case that turned on solvency, a court recently rejected both parties’ claims that the opposing financial expert testimony was inadmissible.

Hitchner debuts monthly Hardball publication

James Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) has released the first issue of Hardball With Hitchner.

This Deceptively Simple Tool Can Help Clients Forecast Cash Flow

Valuation and forensics expert Darrell Dorrell (Financial Forensics) offers an Excel spreadsheet you can give clients to help them keep a close eye on their cash flow during these tough times.

Amid Market Data Volatility, the Best Option Is a More Rigorous DCF

A panel of global valuation experts who conducted a recent webinar co-sponsored by RICS, and also NACVA, the ASA, GACVA, and CBVI gives their comments.

Reopen or Not? A Method for Analyzing a COVID-19-Shuttered Firm

A case study of using external yardstick data to help a client decide whether to hang in there and reopen his business or stay closed for good. This is not a full-blown valuation engagement, but rather a very high-level analysis designed to provide management with an objective basis to help make critical decisions in today’s unpredictable environment.

‘Overstated’ projections sink plaintiff’s fair value determination

Earlier this year, a New York trial court presiding over a buyout dispute featuring an online wholesaler of faucets, sinks, and fixtures rebuffed the departing shareholder’s valuation.

Leigh Miller says valuation ‘ranges’ still raise questions with auditors, even during COVID-19

Using multiple forecast scenarios has been a commonly practiced approach to market volatility—and many UK business valuers are now saying that it should be used more widely.

25 Tips on Dealing With COVID-19 From the NACVA Conference

COVID-19 was a hot topic of discussion in a number of the sessions at the NACVA and the CTI’s 2020 Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Super Conference, which was held online over five full days (June 15-19).

Flaws in North Carolina Court’s Appraisal of Reynolds American

The wrong valuation date, a faulty reliance on other cases and the disregard of projections highlight the court’s opinion in a shareholder dissent case involving two tobacco giants.

In a crunch, court adopts company’s DCF model as fair value indicator

In a statutory appraisal action prompted by the 2016 buyout of minority shareholders by the controller of a private company, the Delaware Court of Chancery recently found there was no meaningful market-based evidence of fair value and neither expert opinion, based on standard valuation methods, was “wholly reliable.”

Financial Triage: Five One-Page Tools for Appraisers That Add Value During Transition Or Crisis

There are five simple, but powerful tools, financial experts can use to help their clients manage precious cash, increase diminished revenues, and concentrate people resources during business crises. The tools, i.e. RCF, DRC, CCO, BPM, and SMM and have been deployed for nearly two decades in businesses throughout North America ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies. They are ideally suited to businesses needing immediate cash and revenue enhancement supplemented by sustainable actions. Join ...

One way to analyze a COVID-19-shuttered firm

If you haven’t already, you will probably get this question from a client: “The pandemic forced my business to shut down."

In re Body Transit

Court finds creditor’s interest in debtor’s property is “inconsequential” and says a valuation of debtor’s fitness club must account for dismal state of fitness industry due to COVID-19 shutdown; debtor’s projections related to reorganization plan are too optimistic given economic uncertainty.

Court Finds Valuation of Debtor Entity Must Account for COVID-19 Effect on Industry

Court finds creditor’s interest in debtor’s property is “inconsequential” and says a valuation of debtor’s fitness club must account for dismal state of fitness industry due to COVID-19 shutdown; debtor’s projections related to reorganization plan are too optimistic given economic uncertainty.

BVU News and Trends July 2020

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

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Calpers Corp. Partners, LLC

In bankruptcy dispute, court rejects parties’ Daubert challenge to opposing expert testimony; defense expert did not blindly rely on management projections for capital adequacy and balance sheet tests, and plaintiff’s expert did not use hindsight to find debtor was insolvent on fund transfer dates.

Experts Need Not Be ‘Blue-Ribbon Practitioners’ to Meet Rule 702 Qualification Requirement

In bankruptcy dispute, court rejects parties’ Daubert challenge to opposing expert testimony; defense expert did not blindly rely on management projections for capital adequacy and balance sheet tests, and plaintiff’s expert did not use hindsight to find debtor was insolvent on fund transfer dates.

Kruse v. Synapse Wireless, Inc.

In appraisal action arising out of controller’s buyout of minority stockholders, court finds there is no reliable market evidence as to target’s fair value on merger date; none of expert valuations are “wholly reliable,” but one expert’s DCF analysis offers a “proportionately reliable conclusion.”

Lacking Any Wholly Reliable Indicators of Fair Value, Court Adopts Respondent's DCF Model

In appraisal action arising out of controller's buyout of minority stockholders, court finds there is no reliable market evidence as to target's fair value on merger date; none of expert valuations are "wholly reliable," but one expert's DCF analysis offers a "proportionately reliable conclusion."

What do auditors expect from business valuation forecasts during COVID-19?

Auditors around the globe will be expecting multiple forecast scenarios in reports from their valuation experts.

BVU News and Trends June 2020

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

Court Rejects FMV Appraisal of Dissociated Member’s Interest in Statutory Buyout

In buyout following member’s disassociation from company, appellate court affirms trial court’s fair value determination, including decision to exclude from valuation remaining members’ unsubstantiated debt claims and including litigation amount assessed against dissociated member for misconduct.

Flynn v. Maschmeyer

In buyout following member’s disassociation from company, appellate court affirms trial court’s fair value determination, including decision to exclude from valuation remaining members’ unsubstantiated debt claims and including litigation amount assessed against dissociated member for misconduct.

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