About BDO’s VBA Webinar Series

Each webinar in our series will be led by 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. Stay tuned for details on additional webinars in our upcoming series, which will cover the following topics: Leveraging Market Data for Strategic Forecast Considerations, Understanding P3 / Infrastructure Opportunities and Franchise Valuation. Please note: Each course is complimentary, but registration is required.

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.

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.

Capital Structure Optimization Webinar


Course 9: LIBOR Transition is Underway

The phase out of LIBOR as a primary benchmark index rate is scheduled to begin in the U.S. at the end of December 2021, with 1-week and 2-month tenors expiring first. Given the large undertaking, transition from LIBOR is already underway for many companies. Join speakers from our Valuation practice who will give an update on market developments for the LIBOR transition process, discuss developments around the adoption of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and provide project planning insights and considerations to help with organizational challenges.

Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs
  • Board of Directors
  • CFOs
  • Treasurers
  • Finance Executives
  • Operations Officers
  • 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


Sudip Chatterjee, Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Ernest De Lachica, Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO USA

Manny Ngan, Managing 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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