Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Business Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring (click image for more information):

Jeffrey M. Risius
Stout Risius Ross

Jesse A. Ultz
Stout Risius Ross

Why You Should Attend

In "Business Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy" BVR welcomes expert appraisers Jeff Risius and Jesse Ultz for an in depth examination of the opportunities and challenges posed by the bankruptcy process. While distressed and bankrupt businesses have made headlines recently, their reorganization and, at times, resurrection have owed a great deal to appraisers working on such issues as asset/collateral valuation matters, shareholder value disputes within the process, and fairness issues related to the valuation of securities. In their 100-minute presentation Risius and Ultz will discuss how to identify these and other valuation opportunities and how the bankruptcy process creates challenges every appraiser should know. Areas to be covered include: adequate protection, claims determination, plan confirmation, and asset recovery issues. Advanced valuation issues that arise in the valuation of distressed companies will be addressed. The presentation will include illustrative hypothetical examples as well as summaries of relevant court cases.


  • Bankruptcy related valuation issues
    • Adequate protection
    • Claims determination
    • Plan confirmation
    • Asset recovery issues
  • Distressed company valuation issues
    • Book value vs. market value
    • Business valuation methodologies with respect to distressed companies
    • Sensitivity analysis
    • Understanding the required rates of return for distressed companies
    • Investigation of management’s incentives and ability to forecast in past
    • Net operating loss carryforward impact on valuation
    • Assessing distress in the market indicators
  • Examples of relevant court cases
    • In re McKilips
    • Associates Commercial Corp v. Rash
    • In re Bush Industries
    • Peltz v. Hatten
    • VFB v. Campbell Soup

Learning Objectives

  • Learn where valuation opportunities lie in the bankruptcy process and how to take advantages of those opportunities
  • Learn how valuations in the bankruptcy process differ from other appraisal assignments, where the pitfalls lie, and how to overcome these valuation challenges
  • Understand what impact recent court decisions have had on appraisers working in this space and what it means for the valuation process
  • Clarify the appraiser's role in bankruptcy-related valuations

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Specialized Knowledge & Applications)

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