Mary Adams's Blog – May 2014 Archive (2)

Valuation Failures

In the latest BVWire newsletter, there’s something of a bombshell (if you’re into this kind of thing):

Fair value is on hold at the FASB, observes Adam Smith (FASB), due to concerns over the BV profession. Up to now, the FASB has been a proponent of fair value in financial statements. This trend will not continue, according to Smith, because of the fragmented nature…

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Added by Mary Adams on May 12, 2014 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Where's the Proof?

Maybe it’s just a coincidence but I received two messages today. One from a contact here in the Boston area. And another from Europe. I thought I would share the questions and my answers as a way to start a conversation about intangibles, intangibles measurement and “hard” business results. I would love to hear your thoughts....



Question 1: Is there any evidence that evaluators consider seriously the findings of an intangibles assessment in acquisitions or…

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Added by Mary Adams on May 5, 2014 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

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