This course focuses on the fundamental concepts for determining discount and capitalization rates for use in business and intellectual property appraisal assignments. The recently released and enhanced Cost of Capital Professional platform produced by Business Valuation Resources will be used to provide a hands-on demonstration of how to build and support a reliable discount rate for use in valuing closely held business and intellectual property.
Receive a solid overview of the fundamental concepts underlying cost of capital in the context of a closely held business with particular focus on the use of a build-up model. Where the data comes from will be a key focus, as will the areas the require subjective judgement with respect to supporting growth rates and unsystematic risk elements.
Basic cost of capital knowledge.
Professional practitioners who are involved in business and intellectual property appraisal and economic damage assessments.
Recognize the difference between a discount rate and a capitalization rate and how to articulate this difference to clients and triers of facts. Explore sources of information used in each component of the traditional build-up model used to develop reliable and supportable discount rates. Recognize the difference between a direct to equity method using a cap or discount rate versus the use of a weighted cost of capital model to value overall invested capital of an enterprise and why and when to use the two approaches.
Ron is Managing Partner of Seigneur Gustafson LLP in CO. He has over 30 years of valuation experience and has been endorsed as an expert witness in several jurisdictions and has served in appointments such as trustee, mediator, arbitrator and special master of the court. Ron is very active nationally as an educator and author of valuation science and has written and taught advanced level valuation courses in several states for the AICPA, NACVA, state bar associations and the Environmental Protection Agency.
He is past chair of the AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation committee and NACVA’s Professional Standards Board. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business where he teaches Valuing a Business. Ron is an author and lead instructor of the Association of Legal Administrator’s national Law Firm Management Essentials training program. Ron holds a BA in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University and an MBA in Accounting and Corporate Policy from the University of Michigan. He is co-author of the 1300+ page treatise on business appraisal titled Financial Valuations: Applications and Models; Reasonable Compensation; Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management; The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide; and the soon to be released, Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys. Ron also continues to focus attention to tax planning and compliance matters, as well as emphasizing succession and exit planning strategies for Seigneur Gustafson clients and their professional advisors.
Ron has co-authored 3 books, including The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and a speaker on professional practice issues.
Non-Member Price $69.00
Member Price $49.00