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NACVA releases updated comparison charts of BV standards

The different sets of U.S. business valuation standards are compared in an updated chart (click here) the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) released.

The Appraisal Foundation issues 2021 annual report

The following are a few items of particular interest to business valuers in The Appraisal Foundation’s annual report for 2021.

Global BV News: RICS launches efforts to inspire young black professionals

Members of the London-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently spent some time with students at Virginia State University (VSU) and Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, two prominent historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The 2022 Review and Update of BV Standards and Guidance – What you Need to Know

Valuation standards and guidance areas of business valuation are constantly expanding and being updated. The increase in business valuation worldwide has had a lot to do with this expansion, as has the increase in valuation within financial statements worldwide. Jim Alerding will update you on the current status of business valuation standards and other guidance documents, including new standards and new areas of discussion and guidance concerning business valuation. The program will provide the attendee ...

Global BV News: IVSC launches Asia office in Singapore

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has selected Singapore as its first base outside Europe to drive its advocacy efforts in the adoption of International Valuation Standards (IVS) in Asia.

Global BV News: CBV Institute membership grew 4% in 2021

The Chartered Business Valuators Institute (CBV Institute) is Canada’s valuation professional organization (VPO) and standard-setter.

Something from Nothing? Valuing Synergies in Acquisitions and Litigation

Acquisitions (and the prices paid for them) are often rationalized on the basis that the combined enterprise will be more valuable than the two businesses were separately. For both the business appraiser tasked with quantifying the potential synergy value in a business combination and the management team tasked with achieving those synergies, verifying and quantifying this potential value creates a unique set of challenges. In Something From Nothing? Valuing Synergies in Acquisitions and Litigation, expert ...

BV News and Trends June 2022

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

Global BV News and Trends June 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: CBV Institute’s new board reflects commitment to diversity

Almost half of the 2022-23 board of directors of the CBV Institute are female, but the organization “will not stop here,” said Dr. Christine Sawchuk, the group’s president and CEO.

Global BV News: IVSC annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., September 14-16

After two years of virtual meetings, the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) will hold an in-person annual general meeting (AGM) at the Renaissance Marina Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from September 14 to September 16.

Global BV News: Recordings available of free webinar series from the IVSC

Kroll has been sponsoring a series of webinars presented by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) that started June 2 and runs through June 27.

BV News and Trends May 2022

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

Comments due tomorrow on TAF exposure draft

Comments on the exposure draft, Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations, are due May 26.

SEC v. Bluepoint Inv. Counsel

This case dealt with a suit by the SEC against the defendants for alleged violations of the Securities Act. The ruling digested here was a short ruling on motions in limine. The key motion considered here was a motion to exclude evidence of Amiran’s value not known by GTIF (a plaintiff’s entity) when valuations were prepared. The court denied the motion to exclude the SEC’s expert on the basis that she used information that was known or knowable. The court noted that her assumptions can be challenged on cross-examination.

U.S. District Court Rules on Known or Knowable Issue and Allows Testimony of SEC Valuation Expert—Can Be Challenged on Cross-Examination

This case dealt with a suit by the SEC against the defendants for alleged violations of the Securities Act. The ruling digested here was a short ruling on motions in limine. The key motion considered here was a motion to exclude evidence of Amiran’s value not known by GTIF (a plaintiff’s entity) when valuations were prepared. The court denied the motion to exclude the SEC’s expert on the basis that she used information that was known or knowable. The court noted that her assumptions can be challenged on cross-examination.

Reminder: Comments due on TAF exposure draft

Comments on the exposure draft, “Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations,” are due May 26.

Conference season is here!

Two upcoming conferences of note (click the links for more information and to register).

TAF issues exposure draft regarding conclusion of value vs. value calculations

In the first in a series of valuation briefs, The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) has published an exposure draft, “Understanding the Differences: Conclusion of Value v. Value Calculations.”

Global BV News: Free webinar series from the IVSC June 2-10

Kroll is sponsoring a series of webinars presented by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) from June 2 through June 10.

BV News and Trends April 2022

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

Hitchner’s advice on which BV glossary to follow

In his latest issue of Hardball With Hitchner, Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) commends the “fine work” done on the 2021 International Valuation Glossary—Business Valuation.

Global BV News: IVS and Spanish standards are broadly aligned

That’s the conclusion of an analysis the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) carried out in conjunction with the Asociación Española de Análisis de Valor (AEV).

Keynote announced for NYSSCPA valuation conference

Former federal prosecutor Sharon Cohen Levin, a leading expert in anti-money laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act, economic sanctions, and asset forfeiture matters, will give the keynote at this year’s New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference.

Global BV News and Trends March 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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