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Heuristics Methodology: Application and Use In Valuations

 Heuristics Methodology: Application and Use In Valuations
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT)
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Management Advisory Services
Item Number: 15PBV0424
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

A discussion of the nature of the methodology now known as “heuristics” and its application in preparation of business valuations: specifically in determining DLOM and DLOC, drawing inferences as to central tendency from business sales comps, and quantifying risk assessment to adjust discount rates.

Learning Objectives

After completing this Webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Identify situations where a heuristics methodology is appropriate in a valuation problem
- Develop simple heuristics to use to determine values where rational inferential methods are not possible, appropriate or feasible

Who Should Attend

Anyone with a need to analyze businesses for valuation or optimization; would include all financial professionals as well as operating executives


Gerald Barney, MS, CVA, MAFF, CMEA, CSBA
Mr. Gerald (Jerry) W. Barney is the managing partner and founder of American ValueMetrics Corporation and the author of Street-Smart Guide to Valuing Business Investments. He has prepared opinions f value related to debt and equity securities, business enterprises and intangible assets for tax and financial reporting purposes.

As an appraiser, he has performed valuations of over 10,000 business entities, intellectual property and/or equipment assignments throughout the spectrum of industries from start-ups to billion dollar companies. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), a member of the National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute (NEBB) and a member of the International Society of Business Analysts.