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Gunther Hofmann, CFA, CVA, Vice President, The Brenner Group to Speak at KCís Fair Value Measurements for Business Combinations and Impairment Testing Live Webcast


New York, NY, June 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gunther Hofmann, CFA, CVA, Vice President, The Brenner Group will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Fair Value Measurements for Business Combinations and Impairment Testing.” This event is scheduled for September 30, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2013_Fair_Value.html

About Gunther Hofmann

Mr. Hofmann has extensive experience in global corporate finance including corporate securities valuation, mergers, acquisitions, private placements, and venture capital. He has performed complex financial models for corporate securities valuations and financial structuring involving a broad spectrum of high tech industries and life science.

Mr. Hofmann has acted as financial advisor in numerous M&A transactions in the high tech industry, has managed over 250 valuation assignments for tax, financial reporting, equity financings, merger acquisitions and divestitures. During his previous employment with Daimler Chrysler, he managed a third of their investments of the corporate Venture Fund.

Mr. Hofmann is a holder of

- Certified Valuation Analyst Designation (CVA / NACVA).
- Chartered Financial Analyst Designation (CFA).
- Combined Master's Degree in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.
- He was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, CA and Institut Supérieure d'Electronique de Paris, France.

Mr. Hofmann's Professional Memberships include

- Appraisal Issue Task Force (AITF): Member
- German American Business Association (GABA): Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer

About The Brenner Group

With 25 years of experience, The Brenner Group is one of the technology community's leading specialized finance and accounting services firms. Their core offerings include interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations, and financial advisory. Since 1987 more than 2,000 companies have trusted The Brenner Group with their finance and accounting needs. They're the leading provider of interim and outsourced financial management for venture capital portfolio companies. The firm has a senior staff of experienced interim CFOs and interim Controllers. Their team can also provide outsourced accounting and finance for the venture capital and private equity firms themselves. The Brenner Group is a premier advisor to financially distressed companies that need restructuring assistance. Their professionals are experts in guiding companies through bankruptcies, liquidations, and wind downs, asset sales of IP or technology assets. The Brenner Group is one of the primary business valuation firms supporting compliance with the IRC 409A, FAS 123R / ASC 718, FAS 141R / ASC 805, and FAS 142 / ASC 350 as well as valuation issues involving litigation and gifts and donations of securities. As well as financial advisory services including financing and merger and acquisition.

Event Synopsis:

In an ever more complex economic environment, comptrollers, auditors, CPAs, finance executives and other related practitioners face considerable challenges when applying accounting standards related to fair value, business combinations and impairment testing. To avoid potential pitfalls, practitioners and preparers must need to be in the know with respect to the most significant issues regarding fair value measurements for business combinations and impairment testing. In this two-hour live webcast, panel members will offer a refresher and critical updates of these accounting rules. They will discuss: Fair Value Measurements (ASC 820/SFAS 157), Business Combinations and the Acquisition Method of Accounting, ASC 805 (SFAS 141R) and Impairment Testing Tips, ASC 350 and 360 (SFAS 142 and 144).

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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