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.

In Flux: The Current State of Goodwill & Impairment

As public companies enter the traditional fourth-quarter impairment testing period, two big question marks are hanging over the market…

Q3 2020 Economic Snapshots

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

COVID & U.S. Portfolio Securities Valuation: An update on credit spreads and required returns

In Q3 2020, secondary equity and credit markets rebounded, primary equity and levered finance markets reopened, and the price of risk declined.

Economic Obsolescence: Discover loss of value caused by external factors

Identifying, measuring,and applying the adjustment for EO can be a complex and iterative process.