Functional Obsolescence: Loss of Asset Value Caused By Inefficiency or Inadequacies

A prudent investor will either implicitly or explicitly consider FO in the determination of a purchase price for the entire business.

What’s the Haircut? Determining the Fair Value of Deferred Revenue

Regardless of which accounting standard gives rise to deferred revenue, the valuation challenge is defining the performance obligation.

Valuation Concerns Pertaining to Assets in Franchise Restaurant Transactions

Restaurants continue to be attractive targets for financial sponsors and strategic acquirers

Understanding the Valuation of Profits Interests in Private Equity Transactions

To value profits interests, the economics of the equity capital must be clearly incorporated into the valuation.

AICPA Issues Accounting and Valuation Guide for IPR&D

The Guide discusses the application of various valuation techniques appropriate for IPR&D.

FASB Endorses PCC’s Accounting Alternatives for Private Companies

Amid controversy, the FASB endorsed the first two accounting alternatives approved by its Private Company Council (PCC).

Market Participant Acquisition Premiums

When valuing a business, determining the control premium is a significant, and often controversial, issue.

Fair Value Considerations: Accounting for Embedded Derivatives

Embedded derivatives require valuation at issuance and revaluation at all subsequent quarters with changes in value reported in earnings (non-cash).

New AICPA Guidance Introduces Backsolve and Hybrid Approaches for Valuing Complex Equity Capital Structures

The backsolve method derives from a timely transaction in a private company’s equity.

Challenges in Valuing Contingent Consideration

ASC 805 provides guidance for whether it is contingent consideration or compensation.