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ESG A Valuation Framework

Value Scope

Click to Download: ESG A Valuation Framework. Overview. It started sometime last year, during the fourth quarter. The morning business show Squawk Box began to mention “ESG” on a daily basis. Sometimes it was one of the hosts, sometimes it was a guest.

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What is the difference between sales tax and VAT?

ThomsonReuters

What is the difference between sales tax and value-added tax (VAT)? Both sales tax and VAT are types of indirect tax – a tax collected by the seller who charges the buyer at the time of purchase and then pays or remits the tax to the government on behalf of the buyer.

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Futuring Treasury function post crisis by François Masquelier, CEO, Simply Treasury

Simply Treasury

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Past Event: SPACs: The Next Gen IPO or Just a Fad?

Cooley M&A

On November 24th, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) brought together experts from across financial services to discuss current activity and prospects for special purpose acquisition companies (“SPAC”).

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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The Sharing Economy come home: The IPO of Airbnb!

Musings on Markets

On Monday, November 16, Airbnb filed it’s preliminary prospectus with the SEC, starting the clock on its long awaited initial public offering. On the same day, rising COVID cases caused more shut downs and restrictions around the world, creating a clear disconnect.

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Different Types of Business Valuation – and How to Get There

GCF Value

Business Valuation Process Varies By Need. Darren Mize, ASA December 1, 202 0. What’s driving the request for a business valuation? Different circumstances call for a more – or less – comprehensive business valuation.

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How to Calculate Monthly Recurring Revenue Churn (MRR Churn)

Lighter Capital

Previously, we discussed the importance of knowing how much of your customer base is churning each month. But knowing the customer churn rate (CCR) doesn’t give you the entire picture.

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What Is Return On Invested Capital?

Andrew Stolz

Definition of Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). Return on invested capital is a method of calculation in which you measure the performance of a company in terms of profitability. The ROIC is expressed in terms of percentages.

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Case Study – Marketing and Sales Company

Biz Worth

This video provides an overview of the actual valuation report for a marketing and sales company. Regardless of the business you own or the industry you operate within, the fundamental valuation tools and techniques are the same, and all business certified reports are structured in the same way.

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Selling Your Business? Are Your Earnings “Quality Earnings”?

RC & Co.

Brett Cooper, CPA•ABV, ASA•BV/IA, BVAL, CRFAC. We hear there’s a common saying in courtroom proceedings that a lawyer should never ask a witness a question unless they already know the answer. We suggest that the same basic concept applies to your business when you place it on the market for sale.

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Middle Market Private Equity M&A Activity – Q2 2020

Value Scope

Click to Download: Middle Market Private Equity M&A Activity – Q2 2020. Executive Summary. Transaction Volume Shrinks. Only 31 transactions were reported in Q2 2020, bringing the total reported transactions in 2020 to 113. Size Premium.

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How the CARES Act Affects the 163(j) Business Interest Expense Deduction

ThomsonReuters

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, PL 116-136) made substantial changes to the Code Sec. 163(j) business interest expense deduction limitation. With all the changes made to the Code in 2020 due to COVID-19, it is worthwhile to review Code Sec.

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A weaker US Dollar, but a EUR at an uncomfortable level too…

Simply Treasury

When we address the issue of the appropriate level of the USD/EUR currency pairs, it is difficult to assess the right level it should reach. However, at the moment, for COVID crisis reasons, we believe, USD is weaker. Does it help the European economies also facing tough times? I guess not….

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Recorded Event: Corporate Governance 2020 Balancing ESG, Sustainability and Growth

Cooley M&A

Eco-friendly, socially conscious and pro-governance investments have been hailed recently with a surge in focus on ESG initiatives, but sustainability and profitability don’t always go hand in hand.

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Accounting Top 100 Social Media Leaderboard

Accounting Web

Sales Tax Accounting Top 100 Social Media Leaderboard

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Understanding Business Valuation: Why & When You Need One

GCF Value

Business Valuations are critical for sale, transition, and business planning. Steve Mize, ASA, November 18, 2020. If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, understanding business valuation, why, and when you need one is essential.

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Are you Stuck in Neutral?

Quantive

As people have settled into (my new, least-favorite phrase) the “New Normal,” one of the trends that I’m seeing is companies and management setting things on cruise control. The reasons vary, ranging from “I’m just happy we survived” to focusing on new roles as home-schooling teachers.

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What Startups Need to Know About Seeking Financing During the Pandemic

Lighter Capital

In the midst of this global pandemic, startups are working tirelessly to keep their business running. For many, that means securing financing that will help to maintain business continuity today and also extend to future planning. .

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What Is Return On Equity?

Andrew Stolz

Definition of Return on Equity (ROE). ROE is another method to measure the profitability of a company. The ROE divides the net income of a company with the shareholder’s equity. The ROE is expressed as a percentage.

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Case Study – Video Production Company

Biz Worth

This video provides an overview of the actual valuation report for a video production company. Regardless of the business you own or the industry you operate within, the fundamental valuation tools and techniques are the same, and all business certified reports are structured in the same way.

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Cannabis Valuation: Piece Examines Challenges and Prospects

Appraisal Rights

This industry round-up by Global X ETFs surveys the near-term challenges and longer-term prospects for cannabis companies.

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How to Avoid Chapter 22 in Restructuring Work for Energy Companies

Value Scope

Click to Download: How to Avoid Chapter 22 in Restructuring Work for Energy Companies. Executive Summary. Issue. It takes time and money to go through a Chapter 11 restructuring, so going through it twice in a couple of years is unwise and inefficient.

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IRS Announces 2021 Standard Mileage Rates and Vehicle Value Limitations

ThomsonReuters

IRS Notice 2021-02 (Dec. 22, 2020); IRS News Release IR-2020-279 (Dec. 22, 2020). Notice. News Release.

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General trends in TMS solutions

Simply Treasury

TMS’s have evolved over time and especially the last couple of years with a huge jump in technologies. Treasurers are wondering how TMS can help further modernizing the finance function in the coming years. How to best choose your IT treasury solution in a complex and competitive environment?

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Highlights from Cooley’s M&A Dealmakers Roundtable: SPACs!

Cooley M&A

On September 24, Cooley M&A partner, Garth Osterman, moderated a webinar on the current trend in going public: SPACs!

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How a Business Valuation Can Have a Positive Impact

Shuster & Co.

Many business owners know their long-term goals and growth plans and recognize why these elements are crucial to success. However, far fewer know how a valuation can help them achieve those goals.

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Is There a Preferred Approach to Valuing a Company For Sale?

GCF Value

Darren Mize, ASA, September 15, 2020. Let’s review the 3 approaches to value: Cost Approach Market Approach Income Approach. The Cost Approach. The Cost approach relies on the business’s balance sheet. So, unless the company is heavily invested in assets this approach is rarely used.

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8 Life Changing Lessons That I Wish I’d Known at 20-Something

Quantive

Customers always look for ways to make life better. Use this expression as an alternative to the common phrase “new and improved

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7 Ways Your Startup Can Thrive In A Tough Economy

Lighter Capital

In the span of a few short months, the entire global economy has changed. The way we work has changed. Even the way we live our daily lives has changed. It’s like there has been a huge tectonic shift in every aspect of life and business.

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What Is Du Pont Analysis?

Andrew Stolz

Definition of Du Pont Analysis. The Du Pont analysis was created by the Du Pont corporation and is similar to the Return on Equity (ROE) but more accurate. The Du Pont analysis is known to decompose the drivers of ROE.

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Case Study – Auto Repair Company

Biz Worth

This video provides an overview of the actual valuation report for an automotive repair and maintenance company.

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Del. Chancellor Andre Bouchard to Retire 4/2021

Appraisal Rights

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard of the Delaware Chancery Court will retire effective April 30, 2021. Chancellor Bouchard handed down a number of major appraisal decisions during his time on the bench, including Solera , DFC Global , Cirillo Family Trust , and Farmers & Merchants.

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Oil and Natural Gas Prices-Are They Sustainable at These Levels?

Value Scope

Click to Download: Oil and Natural Gas Prices-Are They Sustainable at These Levels? Executive Summary. Issue. There are three primary drivers that must be considered when looking at oil and gas prices. First, they are commodities, and move with the complex economics of global supply and demand.

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How the CARES Act Affects Net Operating Losses

ThomsonReuters

With many businesses experiencing losses due to COVID-19, now is a good time to review the CARES Act net operating loss (NOL) rules. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed the rules for deducting net operating losses in 2017.

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Cash-Flow Forecasting remains KING

Simply Treasury

“If you have to forecast, forecast often” (Edgar R. Fieldler). Need for reliable forecasts. Nobody could deny the importance of having accurate and reliable Cash-Flow Forecasts (CFF). Often, we heard “ cash is king”. However, knowing if you will get cash and how much is even more important.

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Delaware Puts the Conduct of Business Covenant on Center Stage in COVID-Related M&A Dispute

Cooley M&A

In the months following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a slew of parties filed lawsuits in US courts relating to M&A transactions that were signed prior to March 2020 and that buyers were seeking to terminate as a result of the pandemic.