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Best Practices for Estimating the Company-Specific Risk Premium

(Part III of IV) This is the third of a four-part article that sets forth best practices for estimating the company-specific risk premium. This part of the discussion describes the various empirical data sources that analysts may consider as proxies—or benchmarks—or approximations—in developing the CSRP estimate. Introduction Estimating the cost of capital is one component of private company business valuat ...

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The Repurchase Obligation of an ESOP-Owned Company

Funding and Planning for Repurchase Obligation and the Use of COLI Understanding the potential detriments of unfunded (or under-funded) repurchase agreements, the ability to put the proper insurance in place to adequately address the financing of retirement benefits for ESOP shareholders has been proven to be a prudent financial decision for many companies. There are many significant benefits to being an em ...

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Best Practices for Estimating the Company-Specific Risk Premium

(Part I of IV) This is a four-part article that sets forth best practices for estimating the company-specific risk premium. The identification and quantification of alpha—or the subject-specific risk component—is sometimes a controversial issue in the private company valuation. This discussion summarizes best practices on what is included in—or should be considered in—the analysis of […] The post Best Pract ...

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The Changing World of Business Development

Rethinking the Role of Your BD Team (Part II of II) In the November 2020 post, an alternative way to structure your firm’s BD efforts that relies less on a central “rainmaker,” and more on an integrated team. In this post, the focus is on how to execute the various activities involved in BD, such […] The post The Changing World of Business Development appeared first on QuickRead | News for the Financial Con ...

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Distance Mediation

How to Increase Settlement Rates Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, distance mediation was used; however, not extensively and historically, settlement rates were significantly lower than traditional “face-to-face” mediations. With social distancing now in place, mediating by phone and/or video conferencing is getting a closer look. Although the mediation process essentially remains the same for distance […] ...

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Transition Planning Revisited

Improving the Business and Positioning it for Sale An exit plan must be fluid and flexible. This article provides readers a summary of the standard processes followed by the author and potential pitfalls. You say succession, I say exit; you say leadership change, I say transition—at the end of the day does it really matter? […] The post Transition Planning Revisited appeared first on QuickRead | News for th ...

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StraightTalk Webinar Series

Business Valuation in a COVID-19 World—Cost of Capital, Growth Rates, and Uncertainties Jim Hitchner, Managing Member of Valuation Products and Services (VPS), unveiled the first of a series of two-hour webinars that targets business valuation and litigation support professionals seeking an intermediate level program. This is a review of the first webinar titled “Business Valuation […] The post StraightTalk ...

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Representation and Warranty Insurance

Understanding the Claims Process and Anticipating Issues The merger and acquisition (M&A) market has evolved over the last several years and faced turbulence in 2020. One increasingly popular aspect of an M&A transaction is the use of representation and warranty insurance policies. After acquiring a business, a buyer may become aware that representations and warranties […] The post Representation an ...

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COVID-19 and Bottom-Line Impacts in Trademark Litigation

A Q&A with Joel Steckel The immediate economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic extend beyond their most visible manifestations in the shutting of businesses and the dramatic rise in unemployment. A more subtle consequence that has arisen in the marketplace pertains to companies’ reputations. Brands and the public’s perception of them are impacted not only […] The post COVID-19 and Bottom-Line Impacts i ...

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Data Reliability Issues

When is there a Duty to Corroborate Data? NACVA’s Standards Board (SDB) was formed in 2016 with the purpose to promulgate NACVA’s Standards, including the development of interpretations, amendments, restatements, and new releases of NACVA’s Standards as deemed necessary and prudent. While being able to influence the very rule governing one’s profession is an astute […] The post Data Reliability Issues appea ...

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Best Practices for Estimating the Company-Specific Risk Premium

(Part II of IV) This is the second of a four-part article that sets forth best practices for estimating the company-specific risk premium. The first part of this series summarized where and how the CSRP applies in the various generally accepted cost of capital measurement models. This second part summarizes (1) the concepts of systematic […] The post Best Practices for Estimating the Company-Specific Risk P ...

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Paycheck Protection Program

Valuation Considerations When PPP Has Been Used The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is a program established in 2020 by the U.S. Congress entitled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act known as the CARES ACT. This Act, which was in response to the President’s closing of the economy on March 13, 2020, was enacted […] The post Paycheck Protection Program appeared first on QuickRead | News fo ...

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Best Practices for Estimating the Company-Specific Risk Premium

(Part II of IV) This is the second of a four-part article that sets forth best practices for estimating the company-specific risk premium. The first part of this series summarized where and how the CSRP applies in the various generally accepted cost of capital measurement models. This second part summarizes (1) the concepts of systematic […] The post Best Practices for Estimating the Company-Specific Risk P ...

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Data Reliability Issues

When is there a Duty to Corroborate Data? NACVA’s Standards Board (SDB) was formed in 2016 with the purpose to promulgate NACVA’s Standards, including the development of interpretations, amendments, restatements, and new releases of NACVA’s Standards as deemed necessary and prudent. While being able to influence the very rule governing one’s profession is an astute […] The post Data Reliability Issues appea ...

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Paycheck Protection Program

Valuation Considerations When PPP Has Been Used The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is a program established in 2020 by the U.S. Congress entitled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act known as the CARES ACT. This Act, which was in response to the President’s closing of the economy on March 13, 2020, was enacted […] The post Paycheck Protection Program appeared first on QuickRead | News fo ...

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COVID-19 and Bottom-Line Impacts in Trademark Litigation

A Q&A with Joel Steckel The immediate economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic extend beyond their most visible manifestations in the shutting of businesses and the dramatic rise in unemployment. A more subtle consequence that has arisen in the marketplace pertains to companies’ reputations. Brands and the public’s perception of them are impacted not only […] The post COVID-19 and Bottom-Line Impacts i ...

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Representation and Warranty Insurance

Understanding the Claims Process and Anticipating Issues The merger and acquisition (M&A) market has evolved over the last several years and faced turbulence in 2020. One increasingly popular aspect of an M&A transaction is the use of representation and warranty insurance policies. After acquiring a business, a buyer may become aware that representations and warranties […] The post Representation an ...

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Distance Mediation

How to Increase Settlement Rates Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, distance mediation was used; however, not extensively and historically, settlement rates were significantly lower than traditional “face-to-face” mediations. With social distancing now in place, mediating by phone and/or video conferencing is getting a closer look. Although the mediation process essentially remains the same for distance […] ...

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Transition Planning Revisited

Improving the Business and Positioning it for Sale An exit plan must be fluid and flexible. This article provides readers a summary of the standard processes followed by the author and potential pitfalls. You say succession, I say exit; you say leadership change, I say transition—at the end of the day does it really matter? […] The post Transition Planning Revisited appeared first on QuickRead | News for th ...

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The Changing World of Business Development

Rethinking the Role of Your BD Team (Part II of II) In the November 2020 post, an alternative way to structure your firm’s BD efforts that relies less on a central “rainmaker,” and more on an integrated team. In this post, the focus is on how to execute the various activities involved in BD, such […] The post The Changing World of Business Development appeared first on QuickRead | News for the Financial Con ...

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