Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing Architecture & Engineering Firms

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring (click image for more information):

Ian C. Rusk
Rusk O'Brien Gido+
Partners, LLC

Michael S. O'Brien
Rusk O'Brien Gido+
Partners, LLC

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On September 23, BVR's Industry Spotlight Series continues with "Valuing Architecture & Engineering Firms." Featuring Ian Rusk and Michael O’Brien, two appraisers with 30 years experience between them in this industry alone, this webinar will focus on the unique valuation challenges inherent in valuing architecture, engineering and landscape architecture firms.

Through their presentation, Rusk and O'Brien will show how companies in this industry embody the valuation challenges of both professional services firms and construction firms, with a lack of intangible assets and an unsteady income stream, respectively. New and emerging trends of this industry will also be discussed, including new valuation opportunities presented from exit planning and ESO plans.

(Topics to be covered)

  • Architecture & Engineering (A&E) essentials:
    • Industry make up
    • Accounting practices and key ratios
    • Firm characteristics
  • Valuation techniques for A&E firms
    • Finding appropriate private and public comparable companies
    • Utilizing an uneven revenue stream in your valuation
    • How to use a firm's accounting practices to your advantage
    • Performing research for A&E valuations
  • Industry trends and opportunities
    • Exit planning opportunities: A&E sales and transitions
    • ESOP structures in the A&E sector

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn which characteristics of A&E firms pose problems to valuation methods and how to overcome those obstacles
  • Understand how the operations and accounting methods of A&E firms differ from others and what this means for your valuation
  • Learn where the industry is going and how to take advantage of those opportunities

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Consulting Services)

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BVR's Industry Spotlight Series

"Valuing Architecture & Engineering Firms" is the latest installment of BVR's Industry Spotlight Series, a webinar series focused on the valuation of specific industries, businesses, and business models. With each new edition of the series, BV thought leaders will guide listeners through the characteristics of the target industry and how to deal with the complications they present to the appraisal process.  The unique, hands-on knowledge gained from BV experts who specialize in target industry will prepare listeners for their next engagement.

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