COVID-19 Impact on Business Valuations

COVID-19 Impact on Business Valuations

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VFS Partner and Senior Manager Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Business Valuations at BVFLS Conference

Valuation and Forensic Services Partner and Senior Manager Harold Martin, Jr. and Ethan Hitchcock will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on business valuations during the Business Valuation, Fraud and Litigation Services (BVFLS) virtual conference on September 16-17.

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The discussion will include answers to the following questions and more:

  • When was the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic known or knowable?
  • Should you consider the event in a valuation as of Dec. 2019? What about January, February and March of 2020?
  • How should you report the event?
  • How should actual company results YTD 2020 impact a valuation as of March 31, 2020?
  • Does the pandemic influence the selection of a valuation approach?
  • What is the impact on growth rates, margins, etc.?
  • Should you adjust the discount rate and, if so, how?
  • Should you adjust DLOMs?

Learn more about the conference agenda and how to register.

About the Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services Conference

Last year, BVWire attended the Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services Conference sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs. This year’s event will be held solely online September 16-17, and it has another high-quality agenda of speakers and topics ranging from valuation reporting and courtroom communication to estate/gift tax laws and economic loss (and how COVID-19 is affecting these areas).


Additional Resources:

M&A Deal Trends: 1st Quarter 2020 Update

BVR Webinar: Key Impacts of COVID-19 on Valuation Issues

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


About the Author

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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