Podcast: Valuation Challenges in Accounting for M&A

Companies will need to take more ownership of their valuations.

The Only Legal Requirement for Fairness Opinions

California Corporations Code Section 1203 requires an affirmative fairness opinion to provide target shareholders with greater protection in takeover transactions.

Section 2000: Alternatives to Private Company Dissolution

Those seeking dissolution under California Corporations Code Section 2000 need to understand the role of appraisers as well as the ramifications of the standard and premise of value.

Keys to Avoiding Failed M&A Deals

50 percent of M&A deals fail. How can a board avoid deal failure before an acquisition?

Goodwill Hunting: Elimination of Step 2 & the Implications for Public Companies

The FASB has sought to simplify the accounting for goodwill impairment for several years.

FASB Issues Accounting Standards Update Clarifying the Definition of a Business

Within the ASU guidelines, there are two main thresholds to determine if an entity is a business.

Best Practices for Valuing Contingent Consideration

VRC continues to see many transactions where contingent consideration has been present.

Preparing for FASB Changes to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting

FASB guidance addresses inconsistency and weakness in existing revenue recognition and lease accounting requirements.

All in the Family (Office): Valuation Needs for Direct Private Equity Investments

Family offices making private equity investments need to be aware of valuation issues related investments in complex structures.

Can Your Business Have a Range of Value?

Did you realize that your business has multiple values at the same time?