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Business Valuations

Business valuations can be required for a variety of purposes, from establishing a share option scheme, dealing with shareholder disputes through to marketing a business for sale.  The valuation of private companies can be a subjective task and at Mercer & Hole we aim to provide detailed, yet understandable, valuations that stand up to scrutiny.

Our valuations use current best practice methods that benefit from our experience of transactions within the small to mid-market.  Our valuations often involve colleagues across the firm which utilises our different skill sets and helps produce a balanced valuation.

Valuations in dispute situations need to be handled carefully.  We can act as an expert witness for the claimant or respondent and can review valuations prepared by other parties.  We are also instructed as the jointly appointed expert witness in cases where we provide a totally independent and objective valuation.

Valuations can be made of individual companies, entire groups or individual departments/sectors. Our reports include a full explanation of how the valuations are calculated.

In preparing valuations, our team is experienced in applying various models to businesses in order to give a reasonable valuation. These techniques include the asset, earnings and discounted cash flow models.

In the course of acquisition negotiations, it is common that our clients need to evaluate valuations prepared by other professional advisers.  We can provide a simple overview or a comprehensive critique of other valuation models.

Please contact one of our team if you would like to discuss valuation services further or look at our Business News.

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