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Using Market-Based Data to Provide Valuation Report

Online Event

10 December, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC

Using Market-Based Data to Provide Valuation Report

Speaker: Brian Pearson

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    1h 30m

In this webcast we will be using the MergerShark database, the AICPA’s FVS section member valuation choice for merger, acquisition and valuation related data to demonstrate how to prepare better, more reliable and defendable valuation reports, in less time.

Learning outcomes

  • Assess and use market-based deal data
  • Use deal timeframes for your valuation discounts
  • Use LEAP stock options data to calculate in your DLOM
  • Use discount rate data in your valuation reports
  • Search for useful market data to use in your valuation reports
  • Distinguish between private versus public company deal data
  • Summarize, transfer and use key market based metrics in your reports

£69.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


MergerShark: Features & Functions

In this webcast attendees will be provided an overview of the MergerShark database’s searchable features such as Market based acquisition multiples, premiums paid, DCF rates and terminal multiples, valuation discounts for both DLOC and DLOM, deal timeframes etc. Such data will be used to demonstrate how key valuation metrics can be searched, aggregated and utilized in your reports, all from one database.

A sample valuation report search will be performed so attendees can see how to use the key time savings attributes that will result in faster and more accurate valuation reports.

Key Topics:

  • Using market data to improve your valuation reports
  • Considering market data sources and their reliability
  • Using MergerShark to improve your practice efficiency
  • Can the Market Approach make your reports more defendable?
  • Using MergerShark in a sample valuation report

Who will benefit:

  • Business valuation professionals
  • Members in industry, especially CEO’s and CFO’s
  • Business owners
  • Professionals doing succession planning
  • Professionals owner estate planning

Professional development

This Webcast offers 1.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
Duration:1h 30m
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

Return and refund policy

£69.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • Brian Pearson

    Mr. Pearson is the founder and managing member of Valuation Advisors, LLC (VAL). VAL specializes in the determination of value for estate and gift taxes, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder/partner planning, business corporation law, fairness opinions, matrimonial matters, intangible and intellectual property assets, and various other employee, tax, and litigation matters. Mr. Pearson has over 25 years experience in providing business valuation and consulting services. He has obtained his Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Financial Forensics (CFF) and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and his senior appraiser (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers Mr. Pearson is a past Chairman and a current member of the AICPA ABV exam task force (providing oversight for the preparation of the ABV exam for CPA’s nationwide), a past Chairman and current member of the New York State Society of CPA’s Business Valuation committee and a current member of the its Ethics and CFO committees, and the current President of the Estate Analysts of WNY. Mr. Pearson is the creator of the Valuation Advisors Pre-IPO Discount for Lack of Marketability database. The largest source of transactions (over 15,000) on illiquidity information for closely held entities in the world, and is utilized by CPA and valuation firms, law firms, government agencies, and investment banks domestically and in over 20 foreign countries, available at, in the deal and market data section. He is also the creator of MergerShark, an extensive merger, acquisition, and valuation content database, and the exclusive member benefit M&A database for the AICPA. MergerShark contains deal transaction data, income method data, Discounts for Lack of Control and Lack of Marketability and much more valuation related data. Mr. Pearson is also a frequent speaker on valuation and finance topics.