Rocky economy alters the valuation landscape
Abstract: The ripple effect of the global economic downturn has reached the realm of business valuation. As the value of real estate and businesses in many industries has dropped dramatically, valuators have been forced to change some of their methods. This article explains how declining values are affecting how appraisers approach estate, divorce and merger and acquisition valuations. These experts, for example, may advise delaying the estate valuation date as late as the law allows or move up divorce court dates.