In the current market environment, financial sponsors face tremendous challenges on multiple fronts.  Growing competition continues to increase the pressure to deploy capital and the difficulty in doing so, while escalating scrutiny from regulators, auditors, and investors increases risk and diverts resources from sourcing, closing, managing, and exiting investments.  BVA Group’s professionals deeply appreciate these challenges and we understand the value of having a highly effective, responsive partner to help free up resources, manage risk, and navigate these obstacles.  Our team is highly experienced in advising fund managers throughout the fund and investment lifecycles on myriad issues, such as buy-side diligence/quality of earnings, purchase price allocations (ASC 805), impairment analyses (ASC 350 and ASC 360), incentive compensation valuations (ASC 718), and ongoing portfolio mark-to-market valuations (ASC 820).  In addition to advising on portfolio company issues, we are also experienced in performing fund-level valuations, whether for a secondary market transaction, tax purposes, or otherwise.