Valuations

Our Valuation Advisory Services practice offers transactional, litigated, financial reporting and tax-related valuation services globally. Our team has extensive experience in providing high-quality, time and cost effective valuations in today’s complex and ever-changing regulated tax and financial markets.

Business valuation is a complex process requiring broad knowledge of finance and business, expert application of recognized valuation methodologies, and diligent adherence to professional standards. Knowing exactly what drives the value of a business or an intangible asset and how to measure it is critical to ensuring a professional valuation.

Key benefits that we bring

  • Supporting potential buyers/sellers within transactions to get a better understanding of their price limits in the negotiation process.
  • Expert opinions that give evidence in court, arbitrations and tax proceedings.
  • Involvement in international valuation organisations such as the Valuation Community of the German Institute of Auditors (FAUB).

Services

  • Valuation of strategic alternatives: We advise clients by providing indicative valuations, valuation modelling and business plan analysis in order to enhance the outcome of the transaction.
  • Valuations required by law: We act as independent experts or court-appointed auditor in court disputes or arbitral proceedings with respect to valuations under company law/required by law. For example, mergers or squeeze-outs.
  • Valuations for financial reporting: We assist in complying with local GAAP, IFRS and US-GAAP regarding purchase price allocations, impairment test and valuation of assets.
  • Valuation for tax purposes: We help minimise the risk of subsequent tax payments of investments, reorganisations or inheritance/donation by valuations being robust against the tax audit.

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