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Valuation Challenge Moved to Georgia State University

With the retirement of Seattle Pacific University’s Professor Herb Kierulff, the Valuation Challenge moved to the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.  Given the reputation of the Robinson College, we feel that this is a very fortunate opportunity for the Challenge.  The College is highly ranked and the Faculty of Finance has…

May 2014 Valuation Challenge Reviews

Student teams from 18 universities entered the Third Annual BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge–now the Private Business Valuation Challenge℠. Six teams were chosen to come to Seattle on May 9 by a distinguished panel of 17 judges who hold senior positions in their valuation firms.  The 2014 Challenge winners are:  University of Denver followed by Portland State University and…

BVWire Report on the Valuation Challenge

The recent Business Valuation Resources’ BVWire Issue #140-3 included a nice write-up about the Valuation Challenge. Here it is in its entirety with the permission of BVR: Budding BVers compete in BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge Promising young business valuators competed in the third annual BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). This year, for the…

Distinguished Judges

The 2014 BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge was fortunate to have a distinguished panel of judges evaluate the student presentations and advise us. All of them hold senior positions in their valuation firms; many have made important and groundbreaking contributions to the literature and practice in their profession. We congratulate them on their achievements and greatly appreciate…