Financial Poise Webinars
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VALUATION 2018


Valuing Lost Profits for Litigation Purposes

When a competitor, contractor or other third party damages your business, you lose profits. When you engage in litigation to recover those lost profits, how do you measure them? How do you prove those lost profits with certainty to a judge or jury? How far back in the past or how long into the future can you project those lost profits? All these questions and more are addressed in this webinar, along with an overview of the various methods to measure lost profits and strategies to present and prove your damages in court.


Valuing Your Brand and Other “Soft” Assets

Intellectual property (IP) rights are an increasingly important component of a business’s value. Although a company’s name, logo, and other intangible assets have no intrinsic value, companies with extensive IP portfolios may have most of their worth tied up in such “soft” assets. Other critical soft assets include trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. This webinar explores how experts place value on these critical, intangible assets.


Minority and Illiquidity Discounts

Like the sale of goods, sometimes the share of ownership in a company must be discounted due to difficulty in finding a buyer. Liquidation costs of equity in private businesses may be substantial, and the equity’s value is discounted for that potential illiquidity. Likewise, partial ownership of a private firm may be worth less than proportional share of the total business. This webinar delves into these types of discounts and how they may impact the valuation of your asset.

 


Selecting the Right Valuation Expert

You have a business interest, an asset, or a potential liability that you need to value. When do you need a valuation expert? While some negotiations or transactions may require an independent third party for appraisals, nearly all litigation on these topics will require an expert. How do you evaluate the credentials of an expert? What type of experience will you need your expert to possess? The process of selecting the appropriate expert starts with identifying the issues in dispute. This webinar explores the key factors you should consider in choosing your valuation expert.


Valuing Lost Profits for Litigation Purposes

When a competitor, contractor or other third party damages your business, you lose profits. When you engage in litigation to recover those lost profits, how do you measure them? How do you prove those lost profits with certainty to a judge or jury? How far back in the past or how long into the future can you project those lost profits? All these questions and more are addressed in this webinar, along with an overview of the various methods to measure lost profits and strategies to present and prove your damages in court.


What’s it Worth? Valuing a Business for Sale

Before going to market to sell your business, you or your executive team may want to obtain an independent appraisal. Likewise, prospective buyers may wish to obtain expert services to value an acquisition target or discrete portions of a target. This webinar provides a look into how valuation experts place a value on a going concern.