PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR) is pleased to announce The Advanced Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulations: Applications and Examples, an exclusive, interactive web workshop on May 15, 2014, with expert appraisers David Dufendach and Randy Heng.
Over an intensive four-hour presentation, The Advanced Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulations will tackle how to properly utilize this powerful statistical method for a variety of valuation purposes. Two in-depth case studies will show how to apply the method when valuing warrants whose underlying assets are common stock or enterprise value and when valuing a business opportunity for a buyout/restructuring or in an IPR&D project. Dufendach and Heng will also answer attendee questions throughout the interactive course.
"In the ongoing search for simple, easy-to-explain valuation methods, many appraisers have given wide berth to Monte Carlo simulations, fearing their perceived complexity," said Blake Lyman, Professional Program Manager at BVR. "We are thrilled to host two of the most experienced voices in business appraisal to shed light on this long-neglected and overlooked model. Dave and Randy have a long history of successfully implementing Monte Carlo simulations for a variety of purposes, and their experience will be of great value to anyone looking to step up their game."
Workshop attendees will walk away with an understanding of:
- How and when to use Monte Carlo simulations
- How to apply Monte Carlo simulations when valuing derivatives under a variety of circumstances
- How to apply Monte Carlo simulations when valuing business opportunities under a variety of circumstances
- The best uses and applications of Monte Carlo simulations as well as how they can be utilized for your current projects
Registration for the Workshop is currently open with discounted pricing for multi-office listeners. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get full access to the expert's presentation materials.
About Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR)
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About David Dufendach, CPA/ABV, ASA
David Dufendach is a Partner in the Forensic and Valuation Services practice of Grant Thornton LLP and is located in Seattle. He specializes in the valuation of businesses and business segments, intangible assets, intellectual property, financial instruments, derivatives, and related matters for financial statement reporting, corporate planning, and other purposes. Within the Valuation Services practice, he is the U.S. director of quality control with respect to valuations for financial reporting purposes. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, David was a Senior Manager at a boutique valuation and litigation support firm in Seattle. He has also held management and director positions with Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison, where he developed its business valuation practice, with a primary emphasis on estates/gifts; managed a variety of accounting and audit client relationships; and co-directed the design and implementation of firm-wide quality control policies. David has also served as a corporate lending officer for large private and publicly traded companies at Security Pacific Bank and Norwest Bank.
About Randy Heng
Randy is a Senior Manager in the San Francisco valuation services practice for Grant Thornton. He has experience in valuations for financial accounting, tax and reorganization purposes for both US and international companies, including purchase accounting, equity valuation, stock-based compensation valuation, impairment testing and complex financial instruments. Randy is a member of Grant Thornton's Complex Financial Instruments group. Randy's industry experience includes work for technology, cleantech, healthcare, financial, entrepreneurial and manufacturing clients. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he had worked in the semiconductor industry as a product engineer at Micron Technology, Inc. and a design verification engineer at Fast-Chip, Inc. He earned his M.Sc in Finance from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He earned his M.Sc and B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
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