Business valuation is impacted both how value has been created prior to the valuation date, and how it will continue to be created in the future. The foundation of business valuation is the ability to understand how a company cultivates ideas or concepts and deploys its invested capital, aiming to drive returns in excess of its cost of capital. The process of value creation does not follow a single path, but rather many paths that vary by industry and the company’s position in its life cycle. Understanding this process is at the heart of our extensive valuation experience, whether we are performing a valuation analysis for financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.
Business valuation may require generally for following purposes
- A fairness opinion on a transaction is to satisfy regulatory requirements or corporate governance concerns
- Independent and objective advice, to determine the right price to pay or accept for a business.
- Valuations of unlisted companies, businesses, shareholdings, goodwill, know-how, brands and other intangible assets.
- Advice for Joint Ventures / Alliances on equity splits at formation or exit in an independent or advocate role.
- Support for litigation or arbitration, particularly expert witness and adjudication work in business valuation disputes.
- Valuation opinions for unquoted debt or equity instruments
- Valuations of intangible assets or intellectual property such as brands, know-how, trademarks, customer lists, intellectual property rights (IPR) and goodwill for commercial, tax or regulatory (IFRS / US GAAP ) reasons.
- Valuations for regulatory purposes e.g. Takeover Code, the Companies Act
- Purchase Price Allocation for IFRS & US GAAP
- Impairment review of assets for IFRS & US GAAP
- Complex valuations including highly-leveraged businesses and international projects
- Investment decision analysis
- Maximizing tax benefits for individuals and organizations.
Our team of business valuation experts recognizes that a valuation is not a simple exercise of numbers. We spend time working to understand the business dynamics and its key value drivers.
We draw on extensive experience and apply relevant valuation methodologies. We combine this with our deep sector knowledge and benchmarking analysis to offer value-added advice