The Impact of the Pandemic: Market Conditions & Business Valuations
With forced closures and interruptions in business over the last several months, the business climate remains uncertain. Just as the majority started to reemerge and hope business would stabilize, we see record breaking spikes in COVID cases in certain regions and as a country as a whole. Will markets be as volatile in coming months as they were last Spring? Are M&A deals getting done and, if so, what’s the impact of the ongoing pandemic? We’ll explore answers to these and many others questions through a discussion with M. Ali Ansari and Andy Alan.
Speaker: Andy Alan
Andy Alan is a partner in the advisory practice at Marcum LLP. He specializes in business valuation, intangible asset valuation, and litigation support services. Mr. Alan has worked with companies ranging from start-up operations to some of the largest members of the Fortune 500, in a variety of industries. He has managed complex projects for strategic planning, financial reporting, buy- and sell-side M&A analysis, corporate restructuring, purchase price allocation, fresh start accounting, asset impairment analysis, tax planning and compliance, financing, investments, derivatives, securities, and others. Additionally, Mr. Alan has served as a fair value specialist on hundreds of valuation reviews to determine the acceptability of third party valuations for audit engagements, as well as participated in multiple PCAOB reviews as the fair value specialist.
Speaker: M. Ali Ansari
M. Ali Ansari is a director in the Advisory Services Division of Marcum LLP and a financial advisor with Marcum Wealth. He has more than 25 years of experience in forensic accounting and has worked extensively in litigation consulting and advisory services for clients with revenues ranging from the thousands to the multi-millions. He has directed multiple engagements in all facets of fraud investigations, contract disputes, risks and risk management, internal controls, internal audit, regulatory consulting, AML look-backs and FCPA investigations, asset and expense tracing, due diligence, white-collar crime investigations, whistleblower cases, and economic damage analysis. Additionally, Mr. Ansari works closely with clients on their investment strategies to ensure alignment with their long-term personal and family goals.