Understanding the business, its drivers, place in the market and potential is key to estimating a realistic value. The starting point is the health, potential and performance of the business and its markets over time. Potential buyers and what they would value in the business are also taken into account to see how to weight the calculations.

Valuing a business is an art rather than a science. With ever-moving market conditions and sentiments it is much more than just applying a multiple to last year's results.

We undertake valuations for:

  • Share schemes, share issues and tax planning
  • M&A activities from purchase to possible sales and for valuing deferred consideration
  • Fairness opinions when you receive an offer for your business
  • Shareholder dispute resolution

and many other uses as well.

We can also advise on what changes to the business might increase the value to certain purchasers.