Valuing a business, or just a share of it is a very complex process. There are a number of methods that can be used and all have inherent flaws and uncertainty, as the only truly accurate valuation is the one a willing buyer and a willing seller agree.
Sometimes a simple multiple of profits will give a good indication of value, but in some situations it will be necessary to research listed companies, find evidence of similar transactions or involve specialists in aspects such as the value of any Intellectual Property or any unique risks or challenges with the business. As the saying goes, ask 10 valuers and you will get 11 valuations!
Our team of experts will look at all the key aspects of the valuation needed, as well as the purpose of it (to take it to market for sale, agree a price, report to HMRC or perhaps just for your own piece of mind), and agree with you what level of valuation report you require.
There are some important aspects to valuations that are often misunderstood, such as the impact on a valuation of owning a minority interest, or where assets are held jointly with others. If the valuation is important, get the right expertise to provide it.