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BV News and Trends May 2021

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

Global BV News and Trends May 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Letter to the Editor: Comments on Using Jensen’s Alpha for Active and Passive Appreciation

This is a Letter to the Editor from Ashok B. Abbott, Ph.D. (West Virginia University), in response to a prior article on segregating passive from active increases in the value of an asset in the context of marital dissolution.

Letter to the Editor: Response to Dr. Abbott’s Comments on Using Jensen’s Alpha for Separating Active and Passive Appreciation

This is a Letter to the Editor from Mark Filler that responds to comments from Dr. Ashok Abbott about Mr. Filler’s prior article on the use of Jensen’s alpha. Dr. Abbott’s comments can be found elsewhere in this issue.

New BVR ‘Power Panel’ Series Offers Seasoned Insights on Timely Issues

The first in a series of “power panel” BVR webinars drew a huge audience and brought together highly experienced thought leaders in the profession to address current issues via questions from the audience. The panel, moderated by Jay E. Fishman (Financial Research Associates), consisted of Michelle F. Gallagher (Adamy Valuation), Ken Pia (Marcum), and Jeffrey S. Tarbell (Houlihan Lokey).

BVU News and Trends April 2021

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

Global BVU News and Trends April 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Burrage scholarship recipient named

As part of the Thomas Burrage Award for Compassion, Collegiality and Character (see last week’s coverage), a scholarship of $1,000 has been presented to Sheyla Lopez, a student at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

Global BV News: Learn to say ‘no’ to some clients, says former ANEVAR president

Some business valuation clients are “dangerous,” and valuers need to say “no” to them, advises Dana Ababei, former president of the National Association of Authorized Romanian Valuers, Romania (ANEVAR).

Tips and Techniques for Detecting Misrepresentations in Business Interruption Claims

Business interruption insurance claims are on the rise, and analysts need to be on the lookout for misrepresentations. Michael Haugen, CPA, CFF, CFE (JS Held) conducted a session on this at the recent AICPA FVS Conference, and it’s an area where valuation experts would do well to bolster their knowledge and skills in financial forensics. During his session, Haugen gave some tips on how to “sniff out” misrepresentations in these claims. In the recent Business Valuation Update (BVU) article, “14 Ways to Detect Misrepresentations in Business Interruption Claims,” Haugen classifies specific techniques to detect misrepresentations in business interruption claims.

Tax changes to watch for under the Biden administration

Other than the possibility of changing corporate tax rates, there is “nothing of earth-shattering importance” in terms of tax, estate, and regulatory changes expected from the Biden administration—for now, anyway—according to a panel of valuation experts on a recent BVR webinar.

TAF launches diversity survey of the appraisal profession

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) has launched a survey to gather both diversity-related demographic data and appraisers’ opinions about these issues.

2020 Thomas Burrage Award recipients named

Giving back to the business valuation profession is how the late Thomas Burrage is remembered.

ASA opens nominations for Rising Stars Award

The American Society of Appraisers announces the Rising Stars Award to be handed out at the 2021 ASA International Appraisers Conference in Las Vegas.

Global BV News: Input wanted on two major IVS consultations soon to close

If you prepare, review, or use valuations that are compliant with International Valuation Standards (IVS), two consultations are of interest to you, and your input will be appreciated.

Evaluating and Applying Control Premiums

In recent years, a greater amount of scrutiny has been placed on valuation analysts’ selection and use of control premiums. As a result, there has been a renewed interest in distinguishing acquisition premiums from control premiums and equity premiums from invested capital premiums. Join Timothy Meinhart for a comprehensive discussion of the proper quantification and application of acquisition premiums and control premiums and also learn about the benefits of using market-based invested capital premiums rather ...

Valuable lessons on using economic data in valuation reports

In his very first deposition, veteran valuation expert Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) learned two valuable lessons.

Dates set for VSCPA forensics and valuation conference

One of our favorite events is the annual two-day conference held by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).

Global BV News: Free webinar series from the IVSC starts May 17

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has announced that this year’s International Valuation Webinar Series will take place from May 17-27.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

Global Valuers Converge for the Art and Science of Business Valuation Conference

A recap of helpful tips and insights from this conference that attracted close to 300 attendees from all over the world.

Pepperdine private cost of capital project is back up and running

On the brink of ending its long run, the Private Capital Markets Project from Pepperdine University has secured funding to continue its ongoing survey of expected rates of return of providers in the private capital market.

Global BV News: PwC examines working capital in DACH and Benelux regions

An interesting analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic has put cash and working capital into the limelight is in the 2021 edition of PwC’s annual “Working Capital Report,” DACH and Benelux regions.

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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