Call for Articles

Business Valuation Review® is soliciting submissions of manuscripts for consideration for publication. Both academic- and practitioner-authored papers are welcome.

Business Valuation Review® , a double blind, peer-reviewed publication of ASAʼs Business Valuation Committee, is interested in empirical and theoretical studies that address issues impacting the valuation of businesses, debt, equity, and preferred interests in businesses, options, intellectual property, contingent assets, and liabilities.

Readers of Business Valuation Review® are keenly interested in a better way to apply the data used in valuations and ways to make their valuations withstand scrutiny by clients, auditors, taxing authorities, and in litigation.  The publication is seeking articles on topics of interest and importance to valuation professionals such as:

  • Determination of the cost of capital for common and preferred equity and debt
  • Credit ratings
  • Impact of illiquidity on the cost of capital and valuation
  • Illiquidity discounts
  • Impact of a lack of control on the valuation of a business interest
  • Pass-through entity valuation
  • Discounts for lack of control
  • Control premia
  • Complex capital structure valuations
  • Public versus private company valuations (e.g., application of public company multiples to valuing private companies and the so-called “private company discount”)
  • Application of control premia and discounts for lack of control
  • Relation of company size and value
  • Insolvency issues
  • Better understanding of restricted stock, private market transactions and pre-IPO discounts
  • Partnership discounts
  • Forecasting
  • Industry studies
  • Illiquidity premia as they relate to debt instruments
  • Analyses of the data contained in frequently used databases (e.g., Pratt's Stats, BizComps, CapitalIQ, Partnership Profiles, FMV restricted stock data, Mergerstat control premia, Valuation Advisors' pre-IPO transactions, etc)
  • Closed end fund discounts
  • Applications of option-based and Monte Carlo analyses to valuation
  • Other topics as submitted

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