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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.

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”).

Reminder: State of M&A Webinar Tomorrow

Quantive

Last Call! Register Here… I’ll just go ahead and skip all the trite pleasantries about how we are in the “new normal” and get right to it: are you curious what is going on with M&A deals? I mean… it’s been quite a year, right?

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What Is Inventory Conversion?

Andrew Stolz

Definition of Inventory Conversion Period. The inventory conversion period is the timeframe that encompasses the process of obtaining the raw materials, manufacturing, to selling the product.

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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Accounting Web

Sales Tax Accounting Top 100 Social Media Leaderboard

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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.

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.

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.

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….

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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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 Is Receivables Collection?

Andrew Stolz

Definition of the Receivable Collection Period. The receivable collection period is a period when a firm receives the amount owed by their customers (Account receivable). Firms need to know this because they have to make sure they have enough in hand for their current obligations.

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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Why you must use context to control your triggers – Active Listening for Auditors and Everyone

Robert Berry

Reading Time: 2 minutes VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW What would you say if I told you I called my girlfriend fat? This is how I started off a recent presentation on active listening. The response was overwhelming.

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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.

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.

Why You Should Use a Divorce Accountant Even in a Collaborative Divorce

Shuster & Co.

Going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging times in a person’s life. Divorce accounting is often complicated and expensive, even if the divorce is not combative.

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.

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?

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!

The Effect of Cybersecurity on Enterprise Value [Updated August 2020]

Quantive

August 2020 Update With the advent of a “small global pandemic” – and the near universal move to “Work From Home” environments- the impact of Cyber Security threats has dramatically increased. Think “Cyber” was a risk to value previously?

What Is Payables Deferral?

Andrew Stolz

Definition of the Payables Deferral Period. The period of time a firm takes to pay back their suppliers or creditors for their material purchases is known as payable deferral.

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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The Power of Active Listening

Robert Berry

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m pretty excited to bring you guys a video / article this week. Consume the content how feel most comfortable. The text is, for the most part, the video transcript. Let’s talk about active listening … The Power of Active Listening Read More ».

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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.

Del. Supreme Court Weighs In and Affirms Shareholders’ Rights to Access Books and Records

Appraisal Rights

With litigation over section 220 demands becoming more frequent and contentious, the Supreme of Court Delaware weighed in an en banc ruling and affirmed shareholders’ rights to inspect a company’s books and records.

Divorce in 2020: COVID-19 & the Sobering Facts

Shuster & Co.

Marriages are a time of celebration and happiness. Sadly, between 40% and 50% of American marriages end in divorce or separation. This rate has held steady for decades. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic has presented a series of new, daunting challenges for families to face.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Protect Your Business from Financial Fraud: COVID-19

Quantive

It’s another day of the COVID-19 lockdown—day 11, 18, 43? You’ve lost count. You brew some coffee and pull out your phone, already wincing at what the day’s news might bring. But instead of headlines, the first thing you see is an email.