An organisation may need to be valued for many reasons: the owner wishes to sell, a shareholder wishes to exit the business, there are tax reasons or for the purposes of shareholder dispute and matrimonial proceedings.

Valuing a company is an art rather than a science and a valuation is very much a matter of opinion. At the end of the day a company is worth what will be paid for it on the open market between a willing buyer and a willing seller. The main bases of valuation are:

  • Assets
  • Earnings (capitalised earnings, dividend yield and discounted cash flow)

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with valuation issues and identifying the appropriate methodology. Our experience of undertaking valuations in a variety of circumstances includes:

  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Matrimonial Disputes
  • S994 Minority Prejudice Actions
  • Business Reorganisation
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Appointments in accordance with the Articles of Association
  • Capital gains tax or inheritance tax valuations involving agreement of the valuation with the Inland Revenue's Shares Valuation Division
  • The independent valuation of non-cash consideration