About BDO’s VBA Webinar Series

This series is designed to educate key audiences on the following areas: Capital Structure Optimization, Real Estate Valuation, Healthcare Valuation, and Valuation in the Life Sciences Sector. Each webinar will be led by one of our senior Valuation & Business Analytics professionals and provide relevant insights and knowledge applicable to a variety of key team members in both public and private companies. One (1) hour of CPE may be earned for each of the four events. Please note: Each course is complimentary, but registration is required.



Valuation in the Life Sciences Sector Webinar


Course 8: Valuation in the Life Sciences Sector

Whether negotiating a licensing deal, raising a financing round, preparing for an IPO, or negotiating the acquisition of a company or an asset, valuation influences almost all aspects of a life sciences company’s operations. Join BDO’s Valuation & Business Analytics practice to gain a better understanding of (i) how valuation impacts life sciences companies; (ii) typical valuation approaches, methods, and techniques used by investors, advisors, and life sciences executives; and (iii) the key drivers and assumptions underlying the valuation process.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

1.0 CPE credit in the field of Specialized Knowledge​


Archived Webinars:

Capital Structure Optimization Webinar


Course 5: Capital Structure Optimization

What is the ideal financing mix for a company? How can a company achieve an optimal balance between leverage and return from a market investor’s perspective? Join BDO’s Valuation & Business Analytics practice for a comprehensive approach that involves the consideration of a firm’s dynamic cost of capital and credit quality, all while analyzing current capital market conditions. The discussion will cover best practices in assessing the impacts of various debt levels on a company’s operating cash flows, capital constrains, and strategic options available with each leverage scenario.  

Real Estate Valuation Webinar


Course 6: Real Estate Valuation

What are the key elements in the valuation of real estate for the most commonly encountered property types? Join our Valuation & Business Analytics practice to uncover the most common methodologies, and more importantly, the pitfalls of flawed methodology. We will discuss the qualifications for performing a real estate valuation and explain the potential penalties for flawed or unqualified appraisals. We will also address valuations prepared for Financial Reporting and Accounting Support engagements as well as valuations for Wealth Transfer Taxation, Feasibility Studies, Workouts and Litigation Support. In addition, our webinar will include local commentary from select U.S. cities. 

Healthcare Valuation Webinar


Course 7: Healthcare Valuation

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the current state of the industry and how it is impacting the valuation of healthcare entities. We’ll cover updates in the market and regulatory environment since the global pandemic was declared in March 2020 along with analyst views of the current outlook. Value drivers often change when an industry is greatly impacted as it has been with healthcare. Identifying those key value drivers will continue to be critical both for business owners and their advisors. Join BDO’s Valuation & Business Analytics practice as we discuss these items as well as other valuation considerations for healthcare entities.

Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs
  • Board of Directors
  • CFOs
  • Treasurers
  • Finance Executives
  • Risk Officers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Lenders / Banks
  • Large Corporations
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Acquisitive Companies
  • Institutional Investors
  • Hedge Funds
  • Asset Managers
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • REITs
  • Wealth Managers
  • Advisors
  • Corporate Attorneys
  • Healthcare Consultants
  • Life Sciences Industry Professionals
  • Life Sciences Consultants


Manny Ngan, Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Steven Kurtz, Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Virginia Schnippel, Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Kevin Wharton, Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Jason Zeman, Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Mike Lapham, Senior Manager, R&D Tax Credits, BDO USA 


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