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Articles From Brisbane Consulting Group

Brisbane Consulting Group provides resources to assist you as you plan for your business and personal success. Articles published by our accountants, resources available through our affiliation with the BDO Alliance USA and our industry-specific newsletters are listed below.
Searching for Hidden Assets and Unreported Income in Divorce

Searching for Hidden Assets and Unreported Income in Divorce

Posted by William P. Allen on October 08, 2019

When high net worth individuals file for divorce, both sides have a financial incentive to hide assets owned by their spousal “partnership,” so it is important to inventory the marital estate as soon as possible. 

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Adjusted Deal Price or Unaffected Market Value? Delaware Supreme Court Reverses “Fair Value” Ruling

Adjusted Deal Price or Unaffected Market Value? Delaware Supreme Court Reverses “Fair Value” Ruling

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on September 17, 2019

Delaware’s Supreme Court recently struck down a controversial statutory appraisal decision in Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc.

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The Cost of Capital Counts

The Cost of Capital Counts

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on September 03, 2019

The cost of capital is an important consideration when valuing a business under the income approach.

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Namerow v. PediatriCare Associates: When Was That Buyout Provision Last Updated?

Namerow v. PediatriCare Associates: When Was That Buyout Provision Last Updated?

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on August 20, 2019

The buyout provision of an owners’ agreement must be carefully drafted and regularly reviewed. If it isn’t, the buyout may not be legally enforceable — or serve the owners’ current needs.

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Industry Experience is Key When Valuing Professional Practices

Industry Experience is Key When Valuing Professional Practices

Posted by William P. Allen on August 06, 2019

In litigation involving professional practices, many courts have recognized the importance of industry-specific valuation experience.

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Quality Counts in M&A Due Diligence - Consider Both Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments

Quality Counts in M&A Due Diligence - Consider Both Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on July 16, 2019

In mergers and acquisitions, the target company’s financial statements provide the numbers to support the selling price, but those quantitative results may not be sustainable.

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How to Value a Start-Up Business

How to Value a Start-Up Business

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on July 02, 2019

Start-ups present valuation challenges because they often have limited earnings and cash flow. Business valuation experts must look to other factors, many of them subjective, to estimate value.

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West Plains, LLC v. Retzlaff Grain Co.: Loss-of-Value Damages Upheld Despite Survival of Business

West Plains, LLC v. Retzlaff Grain Co.: Loss-of-Value Damages Upheld Despite Survival of Business

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on June 18, 2019

In commercial tort claims, courts must decide how much damage the plaintiff suffered from the defendant’s alleged wrongdoing. A recent Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case upheld a jury’s damages award based on lost market value, even though the business wasn’t completely destroyed.

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Valuing Distressed Companies

Valuing Distressed Companies

Posted by William P. Allen on June 04, 2019

Struggling businesses face different financial challenges than healthy ones do. These differences factor into their estimations when valuing troubled companies.

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Close-Up on Goodwill in Divorce Cases

Close-Up on Goodwill in Divorce Cases

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on May 21, 2019

When divorcing spouses own a private business interest, it complicates the settlement process. In general, the business needs to be valued and then included — either entirely or partially, depending on state law and legal precedent — in the marital estate.

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