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Global BV News: In Canada, attorneys seek ‘schedules only’ valuations

Apparently to save time and money, attorneys in Canada are asking for just the schedules a valuer prepares, not a report, according to speakers at the recent CBV Connect 2023, hosted by the CBV Institute, Canada’s valuation professional organization (VPO) and standard-setter.

New edition of cannabis valuation book now in BVResearch Pro

The second edition of The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide is now available to subscribers of the BVResearch Pro platform.

Industry Updates for Firms Most Impacted by the Labor Shortage

The accommodation and food service sectors are especially feeling the pain of the current labor shortage, which can cause ripple effects on a valuation. Here are some recent updates for various firms in these sectors courtesy of the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

BVU News and Trends April 2023

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

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 >>

Valuation Expert Gets Caught Up in a Plagiarism Nightmare

A valuation expert in a divorce case was discredited over some material in his report that was copied from outside sources without attribution. With the proliferation of data and research on the web, it is easy to inadvertently use something and then forget to add the attribution.

New Research Strengthens Support for the Three-Stage DCF

Unpublished research from Roger Grabowski and Ashok Abbott reveals data on firm growth over three stages: startup, stabilizing, and long term.

BV News and Trends February 2023

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

Dental practices take top spot in industry research on Vertical IQ

For 2022, the most popular industry profile on the Vertical IQ industry research platform was dental practices, based on number of user visits.

Vertical IQ enhances its industry research platform

Eleven U.S. industry sector profiles have been added to the Vertical IQ industry research platform, including: accommodation and food services; agriculture, forestry, and fishing; educational services; information sector; real estate; and transportation and warehousing.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (426 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

It's that time of year again, BVR's “greatest hits” publication is here!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2023 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts. Learn more >>

Takeaways from the final big BV event of 2022

The beach or the ski slope? Those were the options for attendees who ventured out to either Park City, Utah, or Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the NACVA Business Valuation & Financial Litigation Super Conference last week.

Restaurants and inflation: what’s the breaking point?

Restaurants have been raising prices more aggressively in recent months to offset rising food and labor costs, according to an update from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

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).

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.

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.

Key Industry Updates for Various Types of Stores and Retailers

The economy, high inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the pandemic continue to impact firms in all industries, so it’s important for valuation analysts to keep up with these developments. Here are some recent and very targeted updates for various retail stores from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

Hitchner on citing BV books and cases

It’s fine to cite authoritative texts in your report—but court cases are another story, advises Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors). He spoke at last week’s Forensic and Valuation Services Conference hosted by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA).

Take a fresh look at your long-term growth rate, says Grabowski

Do you estimate a long-term growth rate by taking long-term real GDP growth plus expected inflation? If you do, you may want to reconsider, according to recent research by Roger Grabowski (Kroll) and Ashok Abbott (West Virginia University).

Automating Valuation Reports

Most BVFLS practitioners rely on Microsoft Office products and tools to develop and support their work. In this program, join Nick Mears to learn the essential techniques to integrate Microsoft Excel and Word for report writing purposes. See integration techniques to automate report sections to eliminate mistakes, reduce rework, and improve consistency and efficiency. With a focus on practical implementation, this session will guide attendees through real-world examples of developing Excel models that can be ...

Coronavirus Updates for 24 U.S. Industries

The latest news from the Vertical IQ industry research platform.

BV News and Trends June 2022

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

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

Using the Valuation Report as a Selling Tool

A business valuation report is the perfect forum for selling the valuation analyst’s conclusion regarding the value of the valuation subject. This is an excerpt from the new sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation, which has a companion website that includes a good selection of full sample valuation reports.

New trends help eateries build business

Virtual restaurants—commercial kitchens that operate through delivery services and do not have a physical dine-in space—are increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Vertical IQ industry research platform in a recent “Coronavirus Update” for the restaurant industry.

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