Best Practices for Private Fund Sponsors

As the demand for transparency rises for private investment funds, the spotlight is on valuation practices, which is essential for any fund manager to understand.

Top 7 Questions About Fairness Opinions

VRC’s Opinion Practice Group experts answer the top questions asked about fairness opinions for financial transactions.

Three Reasons Your Organization Needs a Fairness Opinion

If your organization is considering a merger, acquisition, or disposition, the time is now to seek out the services of an independent, third-party opinion provider.

Q1 2021: Middle Market Credit Spreads and Required Returns

How are market participants reacting to positive vaccination rates, economic optimism, company prospects and floating rate security demand?

Q4 2020 Economic Snapshots

High-level visual summaries of leading economic and financial indicators in major economic markets.

What Is a Global Brand Worth?

Before making a purchase, acquirers should make sure a plan is in place to maximize the value of the acquired brand.

Middle Market Credit Spreads and Required Returns

In Q4 2020, market participants noted improving comfort with company and industry fundamentals, outlooks, and the ability to weather a second wave of the virus.

Considering Brand Value: What’s In a Name?

Any brand valuation presents a strategic planning opportunity to understand more about what drives value to the underlying company.

SPAC Shares Are Not Created Equal

How do you value a SPAC? With a surge in SPAC IPOs resulting from the COVID-impacted economy, SPAC valuations should not be given equal consideration.

Private Markets Took COVID in Stride

The private equity and credit markets held up remarkably well in the face of a global pandemic and are adjusting to the “new normal.” Market participants should go into 2021 with heightened vigilance as the impacts of the pandemic may not have yet entirely played out.