VRC Co-CEO PJ Patel to Present at M&A Science Virtual Summit

Expert will discuss avoiding valuation surprises in accounting for M&A deals

By: PJ Patel

New York (May 28, 2020) – Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), a leading global provider of independent valuation support and advisory services, today announced that Co-CEO PJ Patel will speak at the M&A Science Virtual Summit. Patel will present on the topic “Avoiding Valuation Surprises in Accounting for M&A Transactions.”

“From new lease accounting rules, potential changes to the treatment of intangible assets and evolving approaches to inventory valuation, it was already a tough time to sort out the valuation implications of an acquisition,” said Patel. “Now, if you layer in even more uncertainty associated with a global health crisis, the challenge is truly daunting. I look forward to engaging on all these topics with corporate professionals and their advisors at what promises to be a dynamic event.”

The M&A Science Virtual Summit is a gathering to allow top-level practitioners to share lessons and experiences. During the summit, over 30 industry professionals will cover various M&A topics. The aim of the summit is to evolve the M&A industry with science, by sharing qualitative data from experienced practitioners.

Topics to be addressed include the future of M&A, aligning strategy with the M&A process, maximizing value during integration, the intersection of leadership and culture in M&A, and employee experience. In addition to Patel, presenters will include bankers and legal advisors, along with corporate development executives from Google, Microsoft, Dell, Caterpillar, and other companies.

The M&A Science Virtual Summit is free to attend and runs June 10-11. Patel is scheduled to speak on June 10, at 2pm EDT. An agenda and registration information may be found at www.mascience.com.

About VRC 

Valuation Research Corporation is a full-service, independent, global valuation firm. Since 1975, our network of over 1,300 valuation professionals has provided objective, supportable conclusions of value to domestic and international clients. The company’s core services include financial opinions with respect to valuation, solvencycapital adequacy and fairness in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, financings, and financial and tax reporting matters. VRC has locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Milwaukee, New York, Princeton, San Francisco, and Tampa; as well as international affiliates in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

About M&A Science

M&A Science is an educational podcast exploring the intricate world of mergers and acquisitions with industry leaders and practitioners. This podcast is sponsored by DealRoom, a diligence management and virtual data room platform for complex financial transactions. With access to DealRoom’s network, M&A Science scientifically approaches the analysis of M&A trends, culture, and best practices by means of qualitative interviews.