What today's market conditions mean for your Q2 valuations

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How will continued economic uncertainty impact valuation? Listen to PwC’s insights on valuation challenges as you prepare for the June 30 quarter close.

What should companies consider in their quarter-end valuations? Heather Horn is joined by PwC valuation specialists Chris Merchant and Andrew Alperstein to discuss how the current environment may impact valuations.

Topics include:

  • 0:58 - Overview. We begin with a broad discussion on how current events and general market trends are impacting valuations.
  • 5:08 - Real estate. Real estate companies continue to face uncertainty regarding the timing and pace of recovery. Andrew discusses the impact on different types of real estate and how to incorporate these uncertainties into valuations.
  • 9:13 - Private equity. What are the valuation considerations in the private equity space? Chris walks through specific challenges.
  • 15:36 - Credit and restructured products. Chris and Andrew discuss the activity in the residential and commercial credit market.
  • 19:51 - SEC rules and market events. The SEC proposed valuation guidance that will impact business development companies and registered investment companies. Chris provides an overview of the proposal.

About our guests

Chris Merchant, a partner in PwC’s Financial Markets Practice, leads the Financial Analytics Team. With nearly 20 years of experience serving a diverse range of institutions, Chris advises clients on strategy, operations, and disruption, with a particular focus on harnessing emerging technologies to improve customer experience, draw insights, and leverage data to create institutional value.



Andrew Alperstein is a partner in PwC’s Financial Markets Real Estate group. Andrew has nearly 20 years of experience in transaction support, financial due diligence, forensic accounting, valuation, and other consulting services related to all major property types.

About our host

Heather Horn is PwC's National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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Heather Horn

Heather Horn

US Strategic Thought Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

David Schmid

David Schmid

International Accounting Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

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