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BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Decoding the Cross-Professional Maze: A Guide to Persuasive Real Estate-Related Valuations

Key disconnects between the real estate and business valuation professions that can blow up holding company and other real estate-related valuations. Join Dennis A. Webb to learn about the built-in conflicts between real estate appraisal and business valuation. Do you think that the two related professions would have a common understanding of valuation premises, use of data, and the appraisal process generally? They don’t. Misunderstandings and blind spots affect valuations of pretty much any business ...

Prince estate valuation featured on latest AICPA podcast

In the shadow of the recent court decision in the Michael Jackson estate valuation dispute, the estate of pop star Prince is currently locked in a fierce estate and gift tax dispute.

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

LLC buyout at fair value poses ‘conundrum’ for the court

In allowing LLC members to buy out a departing member to avoid the dissolution of the company, a court had to determine the fair value of the departing member’s interest in a holding company.

Prince estate and IRS embroiled in fierce valuation dispute

A recent article in the Star Tribune says the executor of the estate of Prince, the late world-famous rock star, and the Internal Revenue Service are currently locked in a fierce estate and gift tax dispute.

Finkel v. Palm Park, Inc.

In LLC member dispute, court faces “conundrum” where fair value buyout seeks to avoid LLC’s dissolution and court leans on expert’s FMV valuation using net asset value approach premised on “orderly liquidation”; court notes FMV is based on hypothetical actors and transaction, not specific parties.

Court’s Fair Value Determination Leans Heavily on Expert’s Fair Market Valuation Premised on Liquidation

In LLC member dispute, court faces “conundrum” where fair value buyout seeks to avoid LLC’s dissolution and court leans on expert’s FMV valuation using net asset value approach premised on “orderly liquidation”; court notes FMV is based on hypothetical actors and transaction, not specific parties.

Court of Chancery sanctions use of asset approach in complex appraisal case

A low-profile appraisal case in front of the Delaware Court of Chancery raised important valuation questions, including how the court should determine the fair value of a nonoperating entity and how it should deal with the value of claims both parties brought on behalf of the company prior to the contested merger.

In re Happy Child World, Inc.

In an entire-fairness-cum-statutory-appraisal case involving nonoperating day care center whose facility was leased on merger date, court approves use of capitalization of earnings and NAV models and averaging results to determine fair value; business model was uncertain on merger date, court notes.

Uncertain Business Model on Merger Date Justifies Use of Income and NAV Models, Court Says

In an entire-fairness-cum-statutory-appraisal case involving nonoperating day care center whose facility was leased on merger date, court approves use of capitalization of earnings and NAV models and averaging results to determine fair value; business model was uncertain on merger date, court notes.

Easing on physical inspections begins while RICS (and others) promote data-driven property appraisals

BVWire—UK has been following the evolution of the property appraisal market as it switched to data-only valuations in response to COVID-19 (and mortgage lenders either stopped issuing new loans, or significantly reduced their maximum loan-to-value cap, effectively keeping most new buyers out of the market).

Low-cost desktop real property valuations add to mortgage problems during coronavirus

UK banks have withdrawn mortgage loans, and borrowers are not making payments.

BVU News and Trends May 2019

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

D.C. Circuit Upholds Remainder-Interest Valuation in Weird Charitable Contribution Case

In charitable contribution case involving remainder interest, D.C. Circuit upholds Tax Court’s value-related findings, including that petitioner did not provide qualified appraisal and did not meet substantiation requirements; valuation here is to be based on FMV, not actuarial tables.

Blau v. Commissioner (RERI II)

In charitable contribution case involving remainder interest, D.C. Circuit upholds Tax Court’s value-related findings, including that petitioner did not provide qualified appraisal and did not meet substantiation requirements; valuation here is to be based on FMV, not actuarial tables.

BV specialty available to ASA real property valuers

Real property appraisers designated by the American Society of Appraisers can add a specialty in going-concern valuation for valuing a real estate-centered enterprise, i.e., a firm that also owns its real estate, such as a restaurant, nursing home, hotel, convenience store, and the like.

Appeals Court Upholds Grocery Store Buyout Ruling and Fair Value Determination

Appeals court upholds district court’s buyout order of minority shareholder’s interests in related family businesses (grocery store chain) as well as district court’s fair value determination; district court’s valuation “falls squarely” between trial experts’ valuations, appeals court says.

Lund v. Lund (II)

Appeals court upholds district court’s buyout order of minority shareholder’s interests in related family businesses (grocery store chain) as well as district court’s fair value determination; district court’s valuation “falls squarely” between trial experts’ valuations, appeals court says.

Going-concern appraisals vs. business valuations

Real property appraisers often value special-use properties, hotels, and senior care facilities, to name a few, on a going-concern basis. The term "going-concern" is not defined in the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (CUSPAP), although it is defined in The Appraisal of Real Estate, 3rd Edition, wherein the definition is: “All tangible and intangible assets of an established and operating business with an indefinite life.”

Persaud v. Goad

Court affirms divorce valuations for mixed real estate and business assets; even if trial court erred in stating negative value for business that generated no income but carried high annual costs, the error was harmless where court reframed decision as one of fairness rather than finances.

Mix of Real Estate and Business Assets Poses Valuation Challenges for Courts

Court affirms divorce valuations for mixed real estate and business assets; even if trial court erred in stating negative value for business that generated no income but carried high annual costs, the error was harmless where court reframed decision as one of fairness rather than finances.

BVU News and Trends September 2018

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

BVU News and Trends August 2018

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

BVU News and Trends July 2018

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

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