RS Forensic is frequently engaged to prepare business valuations in the context of a wide range of contentious matters, such as:
- Shareholder, partnership & franchise disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Consequential loss claims
- Expert determinations
- Warranty claims
- Termination of commercial agency
We also undertake business valuations, usually as single joint expert, in the context of matrimonial disputes. On average, we formally value 4-5 businesses per month and advise on the value of many more.
We prepare business valuations on an advisory basis, as an independent expert or as shadow expert depending on the client’s needs and the relevant proceedings. We often act as advising forensic accountant or independent expert on behalf of one party to the dispute, but may also be appointed to act as single joint expert on behalf of both parties.
Business valuations are heavily based on experience combined with the use of fundamental valuation methodologies. There are many factors to consider when preparing a business valuation in addition to the financial performance of the business. We take a commercial and pragmatic approach to business valuations and ensure that we understand the key drivers behind the business and think beyond the numbers.
Our expertise in contentious business valuations is strengthened by the fact that we work closely with valuation specialists in the RS Corporate Finance team who regularly help clients to buy and sell businesses. Our RS Corporate Finance colleagues also undertake non-contentious business valuations for the purpose of business incorporations, share incentive schemes and in contemplation of future exit from the business.
Typically instructed to provide independent and objective expert witness and advisory services in relation to matters involving owner-managed SME businesses.
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