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Guides & Books

BVR's Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, Third Edition

August 2016

BVR's Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, Third Edition is the essential resource for understanding the complexities inherent in physician practice valuation, whether for sale to a hospital, private equity firm, or to another physician. Edited by renowned healthcare valuation thought leader Mark Dietrich, CPA/ABV, with contributions from 21 of the top healthcare valuation experts and attorneys in the profession, this new guide provides healthcare administrators, appraisers, and attorneys with current and comprehensive "how-to" guidance on valuation approaches in this evolving industry. Learn more >>

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry (PDF)

August 2016

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry helps you navigate the swirl of issues that surround providing services to cannabis businesses. The authors, experts who know this industry inside and out, walk readers through the unique aspects of a cannabis business’s financial records, key valuation challenges, benchmarking data, and more.
 
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How the IRS Values Non-Controlling Interests in S Corps with Job Aid Commentary by the Original IRS Champion

June 2015

The IRS internal white paper entitled “The IRS Valuation of Non-Controlling Interests in Business Entities Electing to be Treated as S Corporations for Federal Tax Purposes,  A Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 has been reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary. Major elements of this document are presented and Michael Gregory offers his insights as to what this might mean for business valuers providing S Corp valuations for federal tax purposes. Learn more >>

How to Write Bulletproof Valuation Reports: Tips From the Experts (PDF)

June 2015

Refresh your perspective on business valuation report writing with answers to today’s critical questions. This special report compiles the wisdom of top experts and their experience with business valuation report writing in one place. Learn more >>

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Job Aid Commentary by the Original IRS Champion

June 2015

The IRS internal white paper entitled “Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 has been reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary. Major elements of this document are presented and Michael Gregory offers his insights as to what this might mean for business valuers reviewing reasonable compensation issues while providing valuations for federal tax purposes. Learn more >>

Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say (PDF)

May 2015

BVR’s data-rich special report "Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say," presents both qualitative commentaries and case studies from numerous experts who address these issues. It is includes all the necessary quantitative considerations along with coverage of the controversies about the concepts and data, presenting all sides of the argument. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015

BVR has you covered with the latest news in the business valuation profession! Get your Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015 now to stay up to date with the most innovative approaches and techniques, leading conferences, new court decisions and changes in regulations and standards in the profession with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders and the BVR editorial team. Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015 is essential for business valuation professionals and attorneys to stay current on the most important legal issues confronting the profession. The Yearbook covers marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Learn more >>

The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, Third Edition

January 2015

The newly expanded edition of Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, is the go-to resource for anyone who relies on the market approach. Heidi Walker covers the most popular transaction databases including Pratt’s Stats, BIZCOMPS, S&P Capital IQ, and many more, plus she analyzes rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value.  Learn more >>

Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation

November 2014

This 700-page book, published by the AICPA, explores the disciplines of intangible asset valuation, economic damages, and transfer price analysis. Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation examines the economic attributes and the economic influences that create, monetize, and transfer the value of intangible assets.  Learn more >>

Valuation Cases From the Delaware Court of Chancery Show How to Excel (PDF)

October 2014

Valuation Cases From the Delaware Court of Chancery Show How to Excel is an important and one of a kind reference tool for your library. The court case digests and articles presented in this special report provide rigorous analysis of and insight into the court’s view of business valuation methodologies and valuation techniques. Learn more >>

Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues (PDF)

September 2014

BVR’s special report,Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues addresses the unique concerns and challenges of valuing a company with real estate. This report, with perspective from both real estate and business appraisers will help steer the profession toward a more sensible consensus.
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Daubert Challenges: The Courts Raise the Bar (PDF)

July 2014

This special report equips practitioners with case law, sample motions, practice tips, and check lists. In the report's nearly 350 pages, financial experts and lawyers share their unique insights into what it means to face a Daubert challenge and what it takes to survive one. No expert hoping to excel in the litigation arena can afford to be without this unique practice tool. Learn more >>

Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples PLUS Website, Fifth Edition

April 2014

Completely revised for this highly anticipated fifth edition, Cost of Capital contains expanded materials on estimating the basic building blocks of the cost of equity capital, the risk-free rate, and equity risk premium. There is also discussion of the volatility created by the financial crisis in 2008... Learn more >>

Discount for Lack of Marketability and the IRS

October 2013

Discount for Lack of Marketability and the IRS, authored by Michael Gregory, provides the single most authoritative and up-to-date introduction available on the topic of discounts for lack of marketability (DLOM) and the IRS.  Learn more >>

Business Appraisals and the IRS

October 2013

Business Appraisals and the IRS, authored by expert Michael Gregory, is specifically written for business appraisers, expert witnesses, and those who work with or for the IRS. This must-have publication aids the reader in understanding IRS classification and the review process with dozens of practical tips and a 54-page chapter on valuing interests in S-Corps. Learn more >>

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms (PDF)

January 2013

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms: A BVR Special Report discusses the unique characteristics and considerations important to owners and valuation professionals in deriving value estimates for businesses that contract with the federal government. Learn more >>

Leaps and the DLOM

January 2013

Authored by Ron Seaman, LEAPS and the DLOM is an indispensable resource for every valuation practitioner. Ron has been studying the universe of Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS) for five years to understand what they show about discounts for lack of marketability (DLOMs), which are key attributes in the valuation of closely-held shareholdings and other interests.  Learn more >>

BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Compensation and Valuation

December 2012

The Guide offers the first comprehensive body of knowledge for the emerging appraisal discipline of compensation valuation (CV) in the healthcare industry. It includes 42 chapters and five practice aides, presenting a systematic treatment of both the theory and practice of CV. Learn more >>

Fair Value Measurements: Practical Guidance and Implementation, Second Edition

November 2012

Now in a second edition, Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation helps you succeed in understanding the fair value accounting rules that entities must follow. The result is a resource that you can rely on to understand the importance of valuation and the concepts that define it.  Learn more >>

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses, 4th edition

September 2012

Written by Gary Trugman, Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small-to Medium-Sized Businessessimplifies a technical and complex area of practice with real-world experience and examples. Trugman's informal, easy-to-read style covers all the bases in the various valuation approaches, methods, and techniques.  Learn more >>

Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert, 5th Edition

August 2012

Get up to speed quickly, with the aid of top experts, on trial preparation and testimony presentation, deposition, direct examination, and cross-examination. Authoritative and highly practical, this is the essential guide for any financial expert wanting to prosper in this lucrative new area, the lawyers who hire them, and litigants who benefit from their efforts. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill, Fifth Edition

August 2012

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill delivers first-hand knowledge and the most important issues in goodwill with expertise from Mark Dietrich, Ron Seigneur, Kevin Yeanoplos, Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, David Wood, Noah Gordon, and more. Save valuable research time with the one resource that every BV professional needs to have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, Second Edition

March 2012

Author and leading IP expert Michael Pellegrino analyzes real-world examples of IP valuation and discusses each of the primary IP categories including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The new edition includes chapters on valuation approaches and guidance, due diligence, discount rate development, royalty rates and much more. Learn more >>

Guide to Canadian Business Valuations

January 2012

The Guide to Canadian Business Valuation is specifically designed to provide practical information that is easy to understand and use and incorporates a unique "engagement approach" to the valuation process, with an accessible, step-by-step system.

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Venture Capital Valuation: Case Studies and Methodology

December 2011

Author Lorenzo Carver shares his decades of experience simplifying the high-growth company valuation process for clients in every business sector. Anchored by scores of high-profile examples, Venture Capital Valuation deftly illustrates how stakeholders in a given startup or high-growth company could have improved their outcomes by having better information about valuation. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuing Wholesalers

November 2011

Like few other economic sectors, small and medium-sized distribution companies, wholesalers are under extreme margin pressure because of price discovery enabled by the internet. Shrinking margins mean that savvy wholesalers must fight technological fire with technology investments in purchasing, selling, and warehouse operations.  Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices

October 2011

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices details the mature, multi-method process of dental practice valuation and the qualitative factors that go into the appraisal. With exclusive articles by top experts in the profession and actual valuation reports to aid the practitioner in understanding the critical elements, this Guide is an important resource every appraiser should have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>

Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims (PDF)

September 2011

The nature of economic damages in the construction industry is unique mainly due to the numerous events that can impact timing, performance or the sequence of a project. BVR’s Special Report on Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims covers the examination of typical claim types and pricing methodologies as well as the calculation of lost profits and the appropriate methods and procedures used to determine net economic damages. Learn more >>

Valuing Goodwill in Divorce (PDF)

July 2011

BVR's Special Report on Valuing Goodwill in Divorce addresses the difference between personal and enterprise goodwill, and discusses treatment of goodwill in the context of a divorce dispute. This special report also includes BVR's Goodwill Hunting guide, a state-by-state summary of the precedent-setting court cases affecting the handling of goodwill in marital dissolution. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution

July 2011

The best-selling Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution guide includes relevant articles and webinar transcripts by top business valuation professionals such as Shannon Pratt, Jay Fishman, Gilbert Matthews, and Michelle Patterson. In addition, it includes a wealth of court case digests and full text court opinions, a reference chart listing the statutes in all 50 states, and much more. Learn more >>

Financial Valuation Applications and Models, Third Edition

April 2011

Filled with a wealth of detail, practice tips, and examples, Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, Third Edition brings together thirty nationally recognized names in the valuation industry hailing from a variety of professional specializations-including accounting, business appraisal, and financial analysis-to provide practitioners with an indispensable reference on various valuation issues. Learn more >>

Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes

October 2010

For many closely held businesses, no single operating expense impacts the profitability as much as compensation does. This Guide helps practitioners whenever employee-owner compensation is subject to review and adjustment. It is also an invaluable resource when valuing non-compete agreements or calculating personal vs. enterprise goodwill. Learn more >>

Cost of Capital in Litigation: Applications and Examples

September 2010

Cost of Capital in Litigation addresses cost of capital issues in litigation and discusses major decisions, highlighting how to avoid errors that have often been made by experts. The book helps the attorney and valuation expert understand the decisions within the context of the theory of cost of capital. Learn more >>

BVR’s Guide to Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax

July 2010

While estate and gift tax issues is still one of the top revenue producers for business appraisers, this area of the valuation industry continues to face new challenges. Issues such as tax-affecting S corporations, non-signing tax preparer penalties, and legal challenges from the IRS continue to complicate the estate and gift arena. Learn more >>

The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook, Second Edition

July 2010

This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, authoritative reference on the merits of business valuation positions, and assists the legal profession in evaluating the quality and comprehensiveness of evidence as well as qualifications of experts.  Learn more >>

BVR’s Guide to Valuations for IRC 409A Compliance

December 2009

This Guide, authored by expert Neil J. Beaton, focuses on the nuts and bolts of performing valuation and allocation analyses specifically related to Internal Revenue Code 409A. In these types of valuations, metrics and methodologies differ by the stage of investment and the availability of quantitative and qualitative data. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Discounts & Premiums, 2nd Edition

April 2009

In this newly updated edition of Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Shannon Pratt brings together the latest collective wisdom and knowledge about all major business discounts and premiums. Learn more >>

Business Valuation and Federal Taxes: Procedure, Law and Perspective, 2nd Edition

Combining the expert knowledge of Senior Judge David Laro and Shannon Pratt, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, Second Edition presents the authors' decades of experience, with advice on everything practitioners need to know about the relationship between federal taxes and valuation, and specifically valuations relating to business interests. Learn more >>
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Business Valuation Update

The Business Valuation Update (BVU), a monthly newsletter with searchable online access, includes new thinking from leading professionals, detailed reports from valuation conferences, analysis of new business valuation approaches, thorough analysis of “landmark” legal cases in key business valuation issues, regulatory and standards updates, and much more. Learn more >>
Blog Posts

Proposed method to deal with confusion over discounts

A number of leading valuation experts have called for the profession to speak with one voice and eliminate the confusion over the use of discounts. One valuation expert offers up some nomenclature and—more importantly—a framework that he hopes will help with this thorny issue. Read more >>