Business Valuation Standards are basically codes of practice that are used in business valuation. At present there is no prescribed standards for business valuation in India, in many cases the valuation lacks the uniformity and generally accepted global valuation practices. In the absence of standards of business valuation the valuation is more on an art based on the professional experience of the valuer rather than a science based on empirical studies and logics.
Revenue Ruling (RR) 59-60 is one of the oldest guidance available on Valuation in the world but still most relevant for Tax Valuations specifically for Valuing closely held common stock. It is the most widely referenced revenue ruling, also often referenced for Non Tax Valuations giving primary guidance on eight basic factors to consider while doing any business/equity valuation.
ICAI Business Valuation Standards is one of the few trusted pieces of data to understand how to perform Business Valuation engagements. It addresses many valuation issues including form of Valuation report, data, assumptions etc. and tries to establish uniform concepts, principles, practices and procedures for Valuers performing Valuation services.
ICAI Technical Guide on Share Valuation was published in 2009 as Share Valuation gained importance. Thought there are established valuation approaches but the Objective was to apply the correct approach and principles essential for determining the correct valuation of a share.
With the PSU divestment in full force, and on Disinvestment commission’s recommendations, the valuation methodologies to be followed for determination of Reserve price in case of sale of a company, detailed norms have been prescribed in this guidelines.
CCI Guidelines was the only source of valuation till 1992. It had prescribed simple formulas under all three approaches of valuation namely Asset income and Market approaches which led to standard valuation.
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