Corporate value and business value evaluation
When considering an acquisition of controlling interest in a company or withdrawing from an existing business, we support negotiations and decision-making and provide advice on key questions. Such questions include where the value of the business is for the client and other stakeholders, what the key assumptions are for the transaction price, whether the current business value is higher or if the reorganization can further enhance the business value, and how impending industry and regulatory changes affect the value of the business.
We also provide independent third-party valuation reviews including critical considerations of valuation methods and key valuation assumptions, an independent opinion on the validity of transaction prices (fairness opinion) for corporate governance purposes or compliance with laws and regulations, and tax valuation support.
Valuation for Other Transaction Purposes
We provide valuation services for owners and potential investors of early-stage companies (start-up ventures) with negative cash flows that are unable to apply the generally applied valuation methodology reserved for mature, stable companies. In the case of investments in preference shares, we conduct the valuation based on option pricing models that reflect the differences in the rights of each class of share.
In connection with the acquisition, sale or licensing of intellectual property rights (brands, licenses, patents, know-how, etc.) we select the most appropriate valuation methods and provide valuation services for such assets.