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Global BVU News and Trends July 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Reminder: Take our economics trivia quiz

In case you missed it last week, we have a short quiz for nonsubscribers of BVR’s Economic Outlook Update (EOU) to test your economic IQ.

Calculations of value are admissible in divorce, Alabama appeals court confirms

About two years ago, in Rohling v. Rohling, an Alabama appeals court upheld a trial court’s decision to admit into evidence a qualified expert’s estimate about the value of the owner spouse’s business based on a calculation engagement.

Take our economics trivia quiz

In today’s environment, an understanding of the economy is more crucial than ever in valuations.

BVU News and Trends June 2020

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

The CFNAI plunged to -16.74 in April

The Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index (CFNAI) came in at -16.74 in April, down from a revised -4.97 in March (see chart below).

SOS: Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project needs funding

Some appraisers feel that using public market data when estimating the cost of capital for a private company requires too many assumptions and adjustments to convert data from actively traded stocks into proxies for private-company valuation.

A Revisit of ‘Known or Knowable’ and Subsequent Events in the COVID-19 World

The authors have a recurring client for whom they perform an annual valuation as of December 31. They give a best practice suggestion as to how to address the coronavirus in their valuation report. The article includes a COVID-19 timeline they developed.

A Veteran Valuer’s Guidance on COVID-19 and the ‘Soul’ of a Business

An interview with Robert Schlegel, FASA, MCBA (Houlihan Valuation Advisors), in which he gives his perspectives on our current economic environment and how that affects the business valuation community.

Fifty percent of high street retailers could fail by August, say Alvarez & Marsal

Business valuers have stood their corners against changes in valuation methods based on economic crises.

March EOU tracks beginning of tough financial times

The Leading Economic Index (LEI) decreased 6.7% in March, the largest monthly decline in the 60-year history of the index, according to the March 2020 Economic Outlook Update (EOU).

Hitchner shares his COVID-19 timeline

When was COVID-19 known or knowable for valuation purposes?

AICPA issues a Subsequent Event Toolkit

In a prior issue of BVWire, we presented one valuation expert’s way of dealing with the coronavirus in valuation reports before it was known or knowable.

More resources for business valuers completing valuation engagements now

To help support the inquiries we’ve been receiving from our customers about how to address the coronavirus in the valuations they are working on, BVR has created a new COVID-19 business valuation resource website where we offer links to current news, past articles and webinars, third-party articles, and more to help BVWire—UK readers.

Shift more emphasis to numerator, panel says

During this time of crisis, the numerator of the valuation equation needs much more attention than before, said a panel during yesterday’s free BVR webinar.

Follow-up comments: How to deal with COVID-19 for Dec. 31, 2019, valuations

Harold Martin (Keiter) has the following additional comments regarding the appraisal discussed in last week’s BVWire article dealing with a valuation date of Dec. 31, 2019, and whether the impact of the coronavirus should be considered a subsequent event.

How to deal with COVID-19 for Dec. 31, 2019, valuations

Several BVWire readers have asked about how to treat the COVID-19 issue when you have a valuation date of Dec. 31, 2019.

Free BVR webinar on business valuation during coronavirus offered 7 April

BVR will present Extreme Uncertainty: How Valuation Experts Should Respond to Today’s Volatility and Risk, a free webinar, on 7 April.

10 Special Risk Factors to Consider When Valuing a Dental Practice

Historically, dental practices have had a higher failure rate than the average business because of the special risks these entities face.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

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

BVU News and Trends January 2020

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

Smarter Spreadsheets: Improving the Efficiency and Accuracy of a Valuation in Excel

This Isn’t Your Father’s Microsoft Excel. Spreadsheets are a very useful tool for completing any analysis, not just for business appraisal, but for all kinds of projects. Unfortunately, many users never realize just how powerful Microsoft Excel actually is. Valuation expert and Excel enthusiast Shawn Hyde is here to share all of the functions and tools that have been added over the years that have really make an impact on valuation’s most utilized software. Experience ...

Recession talk driving down small biz valuations

Over half (53%) of business brokers surveyed say a recession is the biggest concern affecting business valuations in the U.S., according to the “Q3 2019 Market Pulse Report.”

BVU News and Trends November 2019

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

Rohling the Dice With a Calculation Engagement

In a divorce case in Alabama. An appeals court affirmed the trial court’s acceptance of a calculation engagement. But the case does not represent a legitimate victory for calculation engagements as much as it represents a win by forfeit.

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