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Next in Line! Valuing a Limited-Service Restaurant

The restaurant segment is broad and consists of multiple segments with different risk and growth profiles. It is important to categorize a restaurant concept into the appropriate segment properly. This webinar will provide a basis for the classification of restaurants into the appropriate segment. No business is valued in a vacuum, and, to value a restaurant properly, it is important to classify the subject restaurant correctly and understand the different risk and growth profiles across ...

BV Year in Review 2023: Recruiting Push

The business valuation profession continued to thrive in 2023 amid ongoing challenges, such as how to reflect uncertainty, inflation, and market volatility in valuations. But another issue loomed large in the profession: attracting and retaining new young talent.

Valuation Approaches and Methods—Which Do I Use, When, and Why

The inclusion or exclusion of a specific valuation approach or method can often change a business’s value by more than 10%. So, regardless of whether you are a listed user of a valuation, a CPA/appraiser providing an opinion of value, or are reviewing a valuation for reasonableness, how do you know which valuation approaches and methods should be used, when they are (not) applicable, how to weight those used/applicable, and, most importantly, why?

What It’s Worth: Valuing Jewelry Stores

November 2023 PDF (113 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Stay appraised of all the latest methodologies in the jewelry industry! The report explains how jewelry stores operate, the nature of their revenue streams, value drivers, the industry environment, the risks involved, and other factors. Learn more >>

Private Equity Roll Up of Professional Practices Valuation Considerations

This webinar transcript focuses on private equity roll-up acquisitions of professional practices and the possible effect of these transactions on business valuation.

Adding Value to a Cannabis Business Valuation

Join the experts from Citrin Cooperman in navigating the ever-changing regulatory waters surrounding this industry.

Valuation to Maximize Client Engagement and Value

This transcript focuses on key issues involved in a properly executed and planned valuation and how such a process can maximize client engagement, value, and control.

Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys, National Edition

April 2023 PDF, Softcover (413 pages)

John Tatlock, Kevin Yeanoplos, Ron Seigneur

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Financial issues are often the cornerstone issue in dissolution of marriage cases. Contests over the division of marital assets and debts, the determination of whether individual assets are part of the marital estate or one spouse’s separate property, and disagreements over value and allocation frequently merge to become one of, if not the, primary areas of focus of protracted domestic relations litigation in dissolution cases. Learn more >>

Determining Reasonable Compensation + an RCReports Case Study

This session explains the accepted methodologies for normalizing owner compensation in business valuations. The cost, market, and income approaches will be explained with examples. Demonstrations of RCReports software will show how to obtain compensation data for each approach. Practical tips and recommendations for improving efficiencies, documenting analyses, and avoiding common mistakes will also be provided.

BV Year in Review 2022: Ongoing Challenges

What did you miss in 2022? Catch up on the highlights in the business valuation profession through over 70 articles and hundreds of news items this newsletter covered in 2022.

Tips for Developing Your Economic Overview

Understanding all of the elements that go into valuing your business can seem like an overwhelming task. But A Field Guide to Business Valuation has insights to make it less of a challenge. With this post, we focus on Chapter 6.

Best Practices In Developing Intangible Asset Valuations and Asset-based Approach Business Valuations (A BVR Workshop)

Most analysts are familiar with applying the income approach and the market approach to going-concern business valuation. While most valuation professionals may be familiar with applying the asset-based approach to valuing investment holding companies, many are generally not familiar with applying the asset-based approach to valuing going-concern businesses. One reason for this is most analysts are not familiar with the principles of tangible property and intangible property valuation. While some analysts are familiar with applying ...

Estate and Gift: The Complete Valuation Package (A BVR Workshop)

Unwrap all things estate and gift in this engaging session with Marissa Turrell and Carla Glass. This presentation will assume a basic understanding of business valuation, of both operating companies and holding companies, and focus on specifics related to valuing ownership interests for estate and gift purposes. Some topics will focus on issues that arise only in valuation for gift and estate purposes, such as seminal court cases on the matter, Chapter 14, working with ...

BV News and Trends February 2022

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

BV Year in Review 2021: End of an Era

A recap of significant new ideas and developments as reported in over 70 articles and hundreds of news items in the pages of Business Valuation Update during 2021.

Damodaran on the CEO mismatch

Assessing management is a key part of the valuation analysis of a subject company.

BV luminaries celebrate Festivus

What are the bugaboos of leading BV practitioners? For Roger Grabowski (Duff & Phelps/Kroll), it’s errors he sees in estimating long-term growth rates—he contends that analysts should not be using long-term real GDP growth plus expected inflation.

What’s your BV beef? Join the BV Festivus tomorrow, December 9!

In the final episode of BVR’s Power Panel for 2021, a lineup of legendary experts will have a Festivus-themed conversation—with a BV twist.

Option Price Modeling in Early Stage Valuation: Practical Insights

The category of early-stage companies includes startup companies, which have an initial concept, design, or business plan but, not an actual product, as well as multibillion-dollar companies with significant revenue and operations that have yet to reach profitability. The valuation of an early-stage enterprise (ESE) is based on a mix of quantitative analysis, people insight, and intuition for the company’s growth prospects. In spite of their diversity, ESEs have unique characteristics as a group that ...

Understanding Business Valuation - 6th Edition

February 2022 Hardcover, PDF

Gary Trugman

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In this exciting new edition of Understanding Business Valuation, Gary Trugman takes his characteristic talent for simplifying the technical and complex to even greater heights.  In his easy-to-read and understand style he covers all the bases with valuation approaches, methods, and techniques. Trugman identifies critical points in his callout notes throughout the publication.  Learn more >>

The Story Behind Your Valuation: Damodaran’s Five-Step Framework

One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis is that a coherent narrative is more important than ever in business valuation, says Dr. Aswath Damodaran, of New York University Stern School of Business, who gave the keynote address at the CBV Congress 2021. A valuation needs a marriage of narrative and numbers, Damodaran says. In a good valuation, the numbers are “bound together” by a coherent narrative, and storytelling is kept grounded with numbers. Too much emphasis on numbers can make valuations mere “plug-and-point exercises” that may be perceived to be sales pitches or a confirmation of preconceived values.

Practical Applications of DLOM: Methods and Data (Part 2)

From rules of thumb to complex approaches, determining what methods to use can be as difficult as determining the actual discount for lack of marketability. Join Pasquale Rafanelli and prepare yourself for upcoming DLOM engagements. In Part 1, learn the pros and cons of each method and how to apply and support them. See these concepts applied in the case study-based Part 2. Attend either or, better yet, both.

Practical Applications of DLOM: Methods and Data (Part 1)

From rules of thumb to complex approaches, determining what methods to use can be as difficult as determining the actual discount for lack of marketability. Join Pasquale Rafanelli and prepare yourself for upcoming DLOM engagements. In Part 1, learn the pros and cons of each method and how to apply and support them. See these concepts applied in the case study-based Part 2.

Business Valuation Year in Review 2020

What a year! This is a recap of developments in the business valuation profession under the shroud of COVID-19 including the latest thinking in methodologies, changes in regulations, new and updated resources, and practice-building ideas.

Restaurant Valuation: Serving Your Clients During the Covid-19 Crisis

Few industries have been as harshly impacted by COVID-19 as the restaurant industry. Join Lynton Kotzin for an overview of the state of the restaurant industry and what the future looks like for different restaurant types. Learn the reasonableness test, value drivers, and proper application of the approaches during these volatile times. Be ready to advise and value your restaurant clients.

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