We are regularly instructed to provide both independent valuations of businesses and shares for a variety of purposes including:

  • Related party transfers of shares to family trusts or between companies where transfers must take place at market value
  • Business or share acquisitions including employee buy ins
  • Transfers of property pursuant to relationship property agreements
  • Outright sale or minority interest buyouts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Capital raising/restructures
  • Intellectual property valuations

We pride ourselves on clear and precise reports that identify the key risk factors and value drivers, be they Indicative Reports or full Independent Valuation Reports in accordance with Advisory Engagement Standard No.2 (AES-2).

We have significant experience in providing Litigation Support including preparing reports for courts and alternative dispute resolution processes on issues of valuation or loss quantification.  We have regularly provided expert witness engagements in commercial disputes and have provided evidence in Court, judicial settlement conferences and in mediations.  Examples of recent litigation support work include:

  • Valuations of businesses and shares
  • Relationship property valuations
  • Section 15 economic disparity claims
  • Compensation claims under section 9A
  • Damages claims
  • Assessing liability for insurers under professional indemnity claims

We are also experienced in accounting due diligence engagements in relation to share acquisitions.