Globalization Needs International Business Valuation Standards

Sir David Tweedie, IVSC Chairman, discusses the need for international business valuation standards in an ever-growing global market, and how these standards develop public confidence in valuations.


Strategic Partnership with BVR Will Unify & Build the Valuation Profession

David Foster, CEO Business Valuation Resources (BVR) connects with iiBV’s Michael Badham, Executive Director and Raymond Moran, Chair Marketing Committee, highlight the importance of providing high-quality, online BV courses, that are internationally-relevant and unify BV standards and practices across regions to build business valuation into a global profession, and protect public interest.

William A. Hanlin, Jr.


William A. Hanlin, Jr.

CPA, CFE, ICVS, CFD

William A. Hanlin, Jr., is the founder and managing partner of Hanlin Moss Yi, PS, a firm of certified public accountants and valuation analysts, with offices in Seattle and Xi’an, China. Mr. Hanlin heads the Firm’s effort in the areas of valuation services and fraud/forensic accounting.

Mr. Hanlin is the current President & CEO of International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA), a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting best practices and transfer of knowledge in the business valuation and fraud prevention field. He is a part-time professor and research fellow at the Chinese Central University of Finance of Economics. He is an honorary member and serves as an advisor to the Standards Committee of China Appraisal Society.


These courses have been developed for the international market by a committee of senior global business valuators and educators and comprise the iiBV’s Principles of Valuation offerings.


  • Connector.

    Introduction to Business Valuation

    One-day introductory course designed to provide an initial overview of business valuations to non-practitioners. Course Details


  • Connector.

    Principles of Business Valuations

    Introduction to the areas of analysis that are necessary to a comprehensive business valuation Course Details


  • Connector.

    Income Approach and the International Cost of Capital

    Brings together the concepts and tools of iiBV 101 with the new material of the income approach and the international cost of capital. Course Details


  • Connector.

    Business Valuation Comprehensive Case Study

    Students work through an actual case study that follows all of the steps of a valuation engagement, from initial contact through the calculations and conclusion of value. Course Details


  • Connector.

    Advanced Topics in Business Valuation

    Instruction covers five timely advanced valuation topics. Approximately one half of the course is in valuation adjustments, including discounts for lack of marketability and lack of control, as well as control premiums. Facilitates the completion of the ASA’s BV designation. Course Details


  • Connector.

    Valuation of Intangible Assets

    Focuses on the principles and IFRS issues arising when valuing intangible assets. Course Details


  • Connector.

    International Valuation Standards & Ethics

    The IVS 2017 course offered by the iiBV takes their best thinking, applies it in a comprehensive case-study format that follows the logical steps of an actual valuation engagement, and provides support materials and a collaborative peer environment. Available in an in-class or online format. Course Details