Addressing the thorny issue of value when a business is off-market
The valuation of companies is at the core of our corporate finance offering. This real world experience enables us to offer comprehensive and commercial valuation reports and advice for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Our reports can be used for a variety of purposes, including: expert witness work, employee share schemes, investment portfolio valuation, buy-ins for external investors, share buy-backs, assessing offers, financial planning and exit planning for shareholders.
We have provided valuations in many diverse situations including high value divorce cases, pension scheme loans, group reorganisations, tax planning and shareholder disputes to name but a few. Our work can either be provided as part of our strategic planning or as a standalone independent expert.
We approach each valuation with the end goal in mind, seeking to match the overall cost with the specific requirement.
Our other corporate finance services
We can help managements understand the potential exits available to them and have worked with some of our clients over a number of years to ensure they have the best chance of a successful exit.
We are highly experienced in advising our clients on all aspects of an MBO. This includes advising on more challenging deals, such as an MBI or where a business is not on the market but where a management team feel they should have an equity interest of their own.
Throughout an acquisition, we are able to advise on transitional arrangements and always ensure the acquiring business is not exposed to unacceptable levels of risk.
It is critical that companies raise the right sort of finance, at the right moment in their development. We offer our clients a highly professional approach, enabling them to avoid the many potential pitfalls of a process. This includes the ability to introduce the opportunity to a wide base of appropriate investors, helping owners select the right long-term partner and negotiating suitable terms for the transaction.
When available, taking on a suitable level of debt is often the most efficient way to fund a business. However, the legacy of the financial crisis has made this sort of borrowing a far more challenging task.