WilmerHale Partner George Shuster will be featured as a panelist at VALCON 2023’s discussion of the “Valuation of Tangible vs. Intangible Assets."
This panel will discuss situations in which valuation is particularly challenging based on the type of asset, the absence of market or comparable valuation data, limitations on available information for the valuation, and other constraints. This discussion will cover the valuation of intellectual property assets, financial assets (including royalties and other revenue streams), digital and electronic assets (including virtual currency, software code, social media assets and platforms), and privately held equity interests, among other asset categories in different sectors, such as emerging restructuring sectors like life sciences. The panel will also cover valuation contexts (transaction diligence and structuring, financing and M&A transaction consummation, and distressed situations and insolvency proceedings), focusing on both the practical challenges and evidentiary support for valuation determinations in those contexts. Lastly, they will provide examples of situations in which challenging valuations have served as keystones to transactional successes.