Finding the appropriate valuation standard
Abstract: Valuation isn’t static and can change depending on the purpose of the valuation. This article looks at the three most common standards of value: fair market, investment and fair. It briefly defines each standard and discusses the circumstances in which one standard may be more appropriate than another. The article points out that identifying the appropriate valuation standard up front can minimize confusion down the road. The goal is to arrive at a reasonable and supportable value conclusion in light of all the surrounding facts and circumstances.