A deeper insight into the value of your client’s company
Having an understanding of a company’s value, and knowing the factors which are driving and draining that value is invaluable for company directors and shareholders when they are making strategic and commercial decisions – in the short, the medium and the longer term.
Our company valuations not only give a clear picture of the financial value of a company at any given point in time, but also a deeper insight into what’s driving its value and conversely what may be detracting from it.
We take the time to properly understand your client’s company by:
- Reviewing current and historical financial information about the business
- Reviewing publicly available information about it, such as press articles and website
- Discussing the business in detail with you
- Looking at deal activity involving similar companies so we understand what buyers are paying and why
Many accountants are comfortable valuing companies, however there are often situations where an independent valuation is needed. Accountants generally do not have access to information about deal activity which gives insight into buyer interest in a sector and valuations being paid.
Clear, detailed and insightful reports
We present our valuation advice clearly in writing, setting out and justifying our opinion on the company’s current value. In addition to this, we can indicate how a company owner can increase the value and saleability of their business by giving our professional opinion on the following:
- What gives the business value
- What issues restrict its value
- What steps could be taken to increase the value of the business
- How prospective buyers might view the business
- The steps could be taken to increase its value and saleability
As part of our company valuation service, we can also provide an appraisal of progress towards the eventual sale of your client’s business.
Whatever their eventual plans for the business, a professional, independent assessment of the value of your client’s company will be of very real and significant strategic benefit, by giving:
- An early warning that its value is falling short of expectation
We’ll also explain the reasons why and provide advice on how to address these issues
- Encouraging news if the value is higher than expectation
This could accelerate key business decisions or even your client’s exit or retirement plans
- Reassurance that the current value is in line with expectations
That way, your client will know your exit plans are on track and they can make informed decisions about your succession options