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What the New Subchapter V in Bankruptcy Means to Business Valuers

Michael D. Pakter (a managing member at Gould & Pakter Associates LLC in Chicago) discusses the new niche subchapter of the Bankruptcy Code that creates an easier and less expensive path for small businesses to reorganize and survive.

BVU News and Trends December 2020

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

Estimating a COVID-19 Marketability Discount for Small Businesses

A framework of thinking for developing a marketability discount for a majority interest on a small business in the wake of the pandemic.

BVU News and Trends November 2020

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

Hitchner debuts monthly Hardball publication

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

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends October 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Mercer and Harms release new edition of their Integrated Theory book

BVR is pleased to announce that the new third edition of Business Valuation: An Integrated Theory is now available in its bookstore.

‘The “Normalized” Risk-Free Rate: Fiction or Science Fiction?’

That’s the title of a new paper from Pablo Fernandez, a professor in the department of financial management at the University of Navarra—IESE Business School in Spain.

Valuing Micro and Small Businesses in the Shadows of COVID-19

Valuing micro and small businesses in the shadow of COVID-19 is daunting. COVID-19’s effects on the economy has magnified risk and uncertainty for small business, making the job of valuators more difficult. Join small business broker, attorney, valuation professional, and author Gregory Caruso for a deep dive into problematic areas of actual small-business valuation cases. With a review of how the theory ties into the actual application of methods using best practices and professional judgment ...

Analyst develops a COVID-19 marketability discount

Valuation analysts have several ways to reflect the extra risk of COVID-19 on businesses, such as adjusting the cash forecast and tweaking the company-specific risk premium (CSRP).

Article says the size effect didn’t vanish—it never existed

The hits keep coming to the existence of the size effect.

BVU News and Trends September 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends September 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Latest paper in the size-effect debate

Some appraisers believe that the size effect has diminished or disappeared since it was first documented in 1981.

Global BV News: New module added to Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator

A new international industry benchmarking module will be available in late October for the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator.

What do KPMG and BDO have to say about current valuation and forecasting approaches?

COVID-19 dominates a lot of the discussion in the latest edition of KPMG’s 3Q2020 International Valuation Newsletter (IVN), though, as editors Johannes Post and Rolf Langenegger note, it ‘is not the only issue.’ BVWire—UK readers looking for a good summary of the effects the pandemic has had on UK and global markets should turn here, even though the effects on private companies, the LSE, and other markets are now familiar to everyone.

What factors contribute to inconsistent business valuation multiples?

Three professors at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management reviewed 1,149 recent private equity cross-border transactions to determine the consistency of the business valuation metrics.

BVU News and Trends August 2020

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

D&P offers infographic on cost of capital amid COVID-19

Which financial market and economic indicators did Duff & Phelps take into consideration when it arrives at its recommended U.S. equity risk premium and accompanying normalized risk-free rate?

The Market Price of Risk: Quantifying a COVID-19 Equity Risk Premium Using High-Yield Bond Pricing

The authors demonstrate how a high-yield option-adjusted spread is used when doing appraisals of private companies while considering the market volatility and economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BVU News and Trends July 2020

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

D&P lowers U.S. normalized risk-free rate to 2.5%

Duff & Phelps has decreased its recommended U.S. normalized risk-free rate from 3.0% to 2.5% for use as of June 30, 2020, according to a client alert.

Using a size premium could trigger Daubert trouble, says new article

Adding a size premium to the cost of equity could make an expert’s testimony subject to a Daubert challenge, says Clifford Ang (Compass Lexicon) in a recent article.

Class-Action Litigation Involving ERISA/ESOP Valuation Issues

Join James F. Joyner and attorney Richard Pearl for unique insight into ESOPs and valuation principles. The general trend in ESOP transactions and valuation has been to acquiesce to fundamental changes because of the threat of litigation, even though ERISA or valuation principles do not require changes. Many defendants have been unable to adequately educate courts on some key issues. Get both the valuation and attorney perspective on how to address these issues.

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