‘Thoughts and advice on valuations amid the COVID-19 crisis’

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‘Thoughts and advice on valuations amid the COVID-19 crisis’

VFS Partner Talks Coronavirus’ (COVID-19) Impact on Business Valuations

Valuations and Forensic Services Partner, Harold G. Martin, Jr., was quoted in an article by BVWire where he shared his insights on the potential impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have on business valuations.


“As the coronavirus pandemic continues its relentless march across the globe, we have reached out to members of the Business Valuation Update Editorial Advisory Board to begin to gather their thoughts on the impact of the crisis on valuations. We will assemble the full comments of the board into a free document and make that available soon. In the meantime, here are a few observations and pieces of advice we have received so far from experts the world over.

Harold Martin - Business Valuations Forensic AccountantHarold Martin, partner-in-charge of valuation and forensic services for Keiter (Richmond, Va.): In terms of what was known or knowable, “the issue actually goes back to late February and early March when the virus started to spread, and the stock market began to reflect the expected economic impact. For purposes of assessing the impact on a valuation completed on or after those dates, an appraiser would essentially do what they always should do for any valuation…”

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Source: BVWire

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Keiter CPAs is a certified public accounting firm serving the audittax, accounting and consulting needs of businesses and their owners located in Richmond and across Virginia. We focus on serving emerging growth businesses and companies in the financial servicesconstructionreal estatemanufacturingretail & distribution industries and nonprofits. We also provide business valuations and forensic accounting servicesfamily office services, and inbound international services.

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