December 2013, Volume 19, Number 3

Posted on December 18, 2013  

MABVP MONTHLY NEWS – December, 2013: Volume 19, Number 3

Next Meeting: December 19, 2013

Place: Schechter Dokken Kanter, 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1600, Minneapolis, MN

Time: Noon – 1:30 PM

Topic: Moderators: Jeff Wright and John Hammet of Corporate Finance Associates

M&A Market Update and Valuation Contest. The Annual Valuation Contests is a joint ASA/MABVP meeting. Bring your calculators, have some fun guessing the actual sale price for our mystery business, and take your chances at winning one of the gift certificates.

Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2013-2014

January 16, 2014 TBA

February 5, 2014 24th Annual Business Valuation Conference at University of St. Thomas

March 10, 2014 Joint with ASA; ASA will host-note: this is a Monday meeting

April, 2014 No meeting in April

May 15, 2014 TBA

June, July, August, 2014 No meetings during the summer

September 18, 2014 Annual Elections and presentation

Final preparations for BV-24 are underway. Please watch for a Save-the-Date email from Constant Contact in early December! Information regarding the conference will be posted on the University of St. Thomas website starting in mid-December. Registration will go live the first week of January.

Thank you: to Mike Meagher for moderating the BVR webinar: “Valuing Early Stage Companies.” Mike Pellegrino of Pellegrino & Associated, LLC, presented an in-depth discussion of these types of companies, suggested how one might apply the approaches to value for a start-up, how to apply and justify discounts, and what reasonableness tests the valuation professional uses when valuing a start-up company.

Speaker/Topic: we are still looking for a speaker and topic for our January 16th meeting. If anyone has suggestions, please email Mike.

If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Meagher ( or Dennie (