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Input Needed to Develop New Guidance on Company-Specific Risk

This is an update on new guidance being developed by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia (CSRP). It needs input from practitioners on this topic.

BV News and Trends August 2021

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

Ghaidarov Offers a New Framework for DLOM

Ghaidarov, who has published papers related to option price models for estimating a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM), presents a new concept for illiquidity discounts.

Reminder: Please take our DLOM survey

BVR is conducting a short survey that examines the methodologies and specific tools practitioners use to estimate DLOM.

CSRP working group needs input

The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia (CSRP) is seeking input via survey to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

DLOM for a 100% interest in a private company?

One-third of valuation practitioners apply a discount for lack of marketability to a 100% interest in a private company, and 50% say “maybe,” reveals preliminary results of BVR’s DLOM survey.

BV News and Trends June 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends June 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Size effect is ‘fiction,’ Damodaran reiterates

“There has been no size premium for the past 40 years,” said Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), who has been called the “Dean of Valuation.”

Reminder: Please take a survey about company-specific risk

BVWire is pleased to present a survey by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

Reminder: Please take a survey about company-specific risk

BVWire is pleased to present a survey by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

Please take a survey about company-specific risk

BVWire is pleased to present a survey by The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resources Panel’s Work Group on Company-Specific Risk Premia to understand how valuation practitioners address such premia within their valuations.

Age- and gender-specific risk? A new paper says it exists

We’d like to be a fly on the wall the first time a valuation expert testifies that his or her company-specific risk factor was adjusted for the age and gender of the subject firm’s top managers.

Company-Specific Risk Is Not All That Specific

All firms face company-specific risks, many of which are somewhat similar across industries and companies. So is anything really company-specific? An alternative method eliminates the need to totally guess at the company-specific risk premium.

BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Global BV News: Discrepancy in data breach data

Data breaches reported to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) dropped by 30% between 2019 and 2020, the regulator says.

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

Mercer addresses court acceptance of the QMDM for DLOM

During a recent BVR webinar, an audience member asked about the track record in court of the quantitative marketability discount model (QMDM) for determining a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM).

Today! Third and final part of ‘Integrated Theory’ webinar series

A very special BVR webinar series concludes today with the authors of Business Valuation: An Integrated Theory, Z. Christopher Mercer and Travis W. Harms (both with Mercer Capital).

Pepperdine private cost of capital survey is open

A BVWire poll found that 40% of respondents use the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Reports for estimating small private-company cost of capital.

Reminder: Take the Pepperdine private cost of capital survey

The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project conducts an annual survey of expected rates of return with respect to private companies.

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

The NICE DLOM Method Gets a Few Shots in the Arm

The nonmarketable investment company evaluation (NICE) method, which first appeared in 2006, is included in leading valuation books but it has not gained much traction and had not appeared in any court cases—until now. Plus, a streamlined version of the model will be out soon, according to the method’s developer, William H. Frazier (W.H. Frazier & Co. Inc.).

Assessing Additional Economic Risk Due to COVID-19 (Update)

This is an update to a previously published template that can serve as a framework of thinking about the impact of the coronavirus on a subject company. The author presents a series of questions that help assess the short- and long-term risks with respect to the subject company’s industry, physical operations, financial issues and firm management.

Fair Market Value Opinions and Business Valuations for the Ambulance and EMS Industry: Help Is on the Way

The ambulance services system in the U.S. is a hodgepodge of private and public players. The private sector is highly fragmented with relatively few companies operating on a national or regional scale. Darcy Devine and Will Hamilton will focus on the opportunities and challenges for consolidators and investors in the ambulance arena, and teach what valuation methodologies work best for these companies and current market multiples for ambulance businesses. Despite their need for ambulance services ...

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