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Good News in New BVR Survey of Young ASA BV Experts

Preliminary results of a first-ever survey designed to gain some insights and perspectives to help the profession better attract and develop the younger generation of BV practitioners are in. The survey was conducted by BVR and the BV recruiting firm Borrowman Baker with the support of the American Society of Appraisers and was sent to ASA members under 40 years old in the business valuation discipline.

Global BV News and Trends December 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Hot Topics at the 2022 VSCPA Forensic and Valuation Conference

It was back to in-person attendance at the 22nd annual Forensic and Valuation Conference hosted by the Virginia State Society of CPAs. Topics included the income approach, effective recruiting, reasonable compensation, guideline transactions, surviving cross-examination, IRS developments, and a “Hardball With Hitchner” session that covered some front-burner issues.

Pratt’s Document Request Checklist Stands the Test of Time

The new sixth edition of Shannon Pratt’s Valuing a Business does not only contain a great deal of valuation concepts, but also includes some very practical advice and tools. One such tool that has endured is a checklist for an initial request for documents. The list has some minor updates, but it is essentially the same as the one Pratt included in prior editions.

BV News and Trends December 2022

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

Recap of the New Jersey CPA Society FVS Conference

Some excellent speakers covered litigation tips, malpractice, estate tax audits, statistics for lost profits, cryptocurrency, and divorce matters at the Forensic and Valuation Services Conference hosted by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA ...

Young practitioners to air views at next week’s NACVA conference

One of the sessions we’re looking forward to at the NACVA “super” conference next week is a panel of young practitioners who will share their perspectives on the profession.

GDP up in 3Q22, reports BVR’s EOU

The U.S. economy—as indicated by gross domestic product—increased at an annual rate of 2.6% in the third quarter of 2022 after declining at a rate of 0.6% in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly issue of Economic Outlook Update (EOU), published by Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Global BV News: Industry multiples down in Latin America

In terms of EV/EBITDA, multiples in Latin America have generally decreased over the first three quarters of 2022 due to a pessimistic outlook and deteriorating market conditions, according to the second edition of Kroll’s “Industry Multiples in Latin America” (LATAM) quarterly report.

Court affirms calculation report in divorce case

A calculation of value is not the “gold standard,” but it is not unacceptable, an Arizona appellate court ruled in a divorce case.

Ang Offers SSBV Members More Evidence of the Lack of a Size Effect

Clifford Ang (Compass Lexecon), who offered an impassioned plea to a large group from the UK’s Society of Shares and Business Valuers (SSBV), has become one of the leading proponents of eliminating or minimizing the traditional size premia. Ang has written a number of articles on the size effect and has a new book, Applied Valuation, due out early next year.

Estimating the Extra Risk of Customer Concentration

Interesting comments were made by Roger Grabowski (Kroll), who conducted a session at the American Society of Appraisers International Conference. He discusses the research in this area and how to examine the customer concentration of guideline public companies.

The Two Most Prevalent Methods for Solving the Goodwill Conundrum

Remarks from a session at the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference conducted by veteran valuers Jay Fishman (Financial Research Associates) and Ken Pia (Marcum) who were joined by attorney Thomas J. Sasser (Sasser, Cestero & Roy).

BV News and Trends November 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends November 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Recap of the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference

It was a happy marriage of divorce attorneys and financial experts who gathered together for the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas. The AAML is the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Early-bird discount ends today for NACVA’s conference December 14-16

There is a $100 discount if you register by November 30 to attend the NACVA “super” conference that will be December 14-16 in-person from two locations: Park City, Utah, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Global BV News: Results of the first student BV Challenge in Canada

The CBV Institute has announced the winners of its inaugural Business Valuation Challenge, a national case competition for undergraduate students from top business schools across Canada.

Valuations of German and European banks

The decline in market capitalizations coupled with a positive earnings outlook has led to record levels of the implied cost of equity of 14.8% for European banks and 17.8% for German banks, according to the latest edition of the Alvarez & Marsal’s “Germany Valuation Insights.”

Huge turnout for the AICPA FVS conference

At 800 attendees, the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in Las Vegas was the largest event we’ve been to this year.

Embracing Subjectivity: The Illusion of Precision in BV

Nothing keeps a valuator up at night more than “squishy numbers.” Everyday someone comes up with another “objective quantitative method” that eliminates subjectivity. But guess what? Many of the methods are actually increasing the subjectivity exponentially and creating the illusion of precision. In this rip roaring session, we will shine a light on all of the subjective areas of the valuation process and learn to embrace it.

Inflation showcased in lead-off session at the AICPA FVS conference

As this issue rolls off the (virtual) presses, BVWire is attending the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference.

Reminder: IRS has job openings for BV experts

The agency is looking to hire experienced business appraisers for 14 open positions at various U.S. locations.

Early-bird discount ends soon for NACVA’s conference December 14-16

There is a $100 discount if you register by November 30 to attend the NACVA “super” conference that will be December 14-16 in-person from two locations: Park City, Utah, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Global BV News: KPMG releases cost of capital study

KPMG has published its “Cost of Capital Study 2022” that addresses the impact of high inflation on company valuations.

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