Business Valuation

Business Valuation (BV)

What Does a Business Valuer Do?

Business valuation professionals provide independent, unbiased opinions of value for business concerns of multiple natures and sizes. They value intangible business assets such as copyrights, employment agreements, trademarks, securities, and goodwill. These professional appraisers prepare merger and acquisition studies, employee stock ownership plan feasibility analyses, and other similar financial studies. They may be involved in appraisals performed for estate and gift tax returns, buy-sell agreements, securities litigation, equitable distribution in matrimonial matters and many other purposes.


  • AM Credential—Changes to the AM Designation requirements were recently approved.  See if you qualify.
  • Self-Study BV USPAP Courses—15- and 7-Hour USPAP self-study classes for BV are available.
  • BV Challenge Exam—A fast track option for experienced practitioners to meet the AM and ASA education requirements. 
  • Business Valuation Review®—Subscribe to Business Valuation Review®, the industry leader featuring diverse valuation topics authored by the most prominent Business Valuation professionals in the world.