September 2017: Volume 23, Number 1

Posted on September 28, 2017  

Next Meeting:    October 19, 2017

Place:                        100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1600, Minneapolis, MN

Time:                        Noon – 1:00 PM

Speaker:                  John Heidebrecht will be the speaker for the October meeting presentation.  He’ll be discussing the recent Lunds Case.  The family ownership of the Lunds & Byerlys chain of grocery stores battled over tens of millions of dollars as the eldest sibling looked to cash out of the business.  This case went to trial and became a battle between nationally-known business valuation experts with wildly divergent opinions of value.  Pertinent facts of the case as well as the Court’s decision (including rebuking both experts) will be discussed by John.

Notes from the September 21st Meeting:

  • Congratulations to our recently elected officers and board members for the 2017-2018 year. Thank you for your service to our organization!

Officers                                                                 Board Members

President – Guy Sanschagrin                                Jennifer Schiefert            John Hawthorne

Vice President – Mike Meagher                            Joseph Kenyon                 Karen Kritta

Treasurer – Michael Schaefer                               John Heidebrecht            Joshua Johnson

  • The MABVP has decided to change the from monthly meetings to quarterly meetings with a couple of additional events per year. Our schedule will see few alterations for the remainder of 2017, but please reference the upcoming events below for changes to the calendar.  Coming in 2018, we will be looking forward to a new meeting format and schedule.  Stay tuned for more information as all the details come together.
  • In conjunction with the proposed new schedule of events and meeting format, the annual Business Valuation Conference has been canceled for 2018. We are studying the possibility of moving it to an every-other-year event or resuming the conference in the future as interest grows.
  • We will be formulating a brief survey which you’ll receive in your inbox soon. Please take a moment to give us your opinions and insights so we can improve your experience as an MABVP member.  We value your input during this transition in schedule and meeting format and are excited to present the “new look” soon.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Speaker: John Heidebrecht; Topic – Lunds Case Review
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 – Valuation Contest: Jeff Wright, Corporate Finance Associates
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Speaker(s) and Topic(s) TBD


You can reach MABVP President Guy Sanschagrin at  Natalie Thompson can be contacted at or at 612.767.9452.