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IVSC and IPEV seek consistency in private equity valuation standards

13 Oct 2011

The International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC) and the International Private Equity Valuations (IPEV) board have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), agreeing to co-operate on valuation standards.

The International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC) and the International Private Equity Valuations (IPEV) board have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), agreeing to co-operate on valuation standards.

The IVSC recently published new International Valuation Standards (IVS) covering the valuation of a wide range of assets for financial reporting and other purposes. The IPEV issues the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines, which were last updated in 2009 and are widely used by private equity managers when estimating the fair value of investments for financial statements and for reports to investors.

Under the MoU, the IVSC and IPEV have agreed to co-operate with a view to ensuring that the IPEV Valuation Guidelines are consistent with the International Valuation Standards and that the IVSC considers the needs of private equity and venture capital investors in its future work plan.

Click for IVSC announcement (link to IVSC website). More information about the IPEV Valuation Guidelines can be found at www.privateequityvaluation.com.

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