US Private Equity

Summary of key Q3 2019 metrics for the PE deal environment, including median PE buyout EV/EBITDA multiples.

Global Mergers & Acquisitions

The state of the deal: key metrics summarizing global M&A activity over the past quarter.

Q3 2019 Economic Snapshots

Quick-hit visual summaries of the leading economic and financial indicators in major economic markets.

Goodwill Impairment: User Survey Summary

To better understand the needs and views of “users” of financial statements, VRC surveyed financial analysts, a group mainly comprised of CFA charterholders, who conduct fundamental analysis on public companies.

Goodwill Impairment: Preparer Survey Summary

We polled our clients for their thoughts on the current accounting for goodwill and intangible assets and have summarized our findings.

The Current State of Goodwill & Impairments

A video discussion about corporate goodwill, goodwill impairment, and financial analysis techniques that aid in determining if a business combination is living up to performance expectations.

First, Do No Harm

Opinion: The FASB is soliciting feedback on whether and how to further simplify the accounting for goodwill and intangible assets for public companies. This may be setting off down a harmful course of accounting treatment.

How to Win Your Fantasy Football League in 2019? Use Valuation Methodologies!

Want to crush your fantasy football championship this year? Take a page out of a valuation professional’s playbook.

‘Insulated, But Not Immune.’ How Private Loan Players View the Post-Credit Crunch World

Though portfolios and deal pipelines weren’t completely inoculated against the downturn, several structural features of the mid-market lending space weathered the storm.

Q2 2019 Economic Snapshots

Quick-hit visual summaries of the leading economic and financial indicators in major economic markets.