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AICPA Seeks Input on Two New Case Studies from the Guide to Valuation of Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments; Comments due January 14

The AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee has issued working drafts of two new case studies from the AICPA Accounting and Valuation Guide Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies (the Guide) and is requesting feedback. New Case Study 4A, Value Fluctuations in a Real Estate Investment Financed with Debt, illustrates real estate specific valuation considerations as well as the impact of mortgage debt valuation on the equity value of a real estate investment. The other case study, new Investment 6, Investment in Non-Performing Distressed Debt, will be added to Case Study 13, Business Development Company with Various Debt Investments. These new case studies were developed in response to feedback received on the working draft of the Guide which was originally released on May 15, 2018. To provide context for the new case studies, FinREC has also re-released the working draft of the Guide.

AICPA Seeks Input on Inventory Valuation Guidance; Comments due February 1, 2019

The AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee has issued and is requesting feedback on an early working draft of Inventory Valuation guidance, which is part of a broader forthcoming release of the AICPA’s Business Combinations Accounting and Valuation Guide. This working draft provides nonauthoritative guidance and illustrations for preparers of financial statements, independent auditors, and valuation specialists regarding how to estimate the fair value of inventory acquired in a business combination in accordance with FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement. This inventory valuation guidance consists of a section, which provides general principles for valuing inventory, and two examples, which illustrate how to value finished goods and work in process inventory. It also offers questions and answers that illustrate some of the inventory valuation considerations discussed in the preceding sections.

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