Whether you are selling or buying a business, looking to meet your tax obligations or making your business public – even if you’re seeking a key piece of evidence in a dispute – knowing your business or asset’s value is a crucial step. Both at the outset of your plans, and also throughout to ensure you are maximising that value.

Valuations are key to all an organisation’s strategic goals and ambitions. Get it wrong and transparency is undermined, reputations are damaged, transactions or strategic plans can fall over, and real value goes down.

The valuations team at Grant Thornton works with clients – from all sectors – on all their valuations needs. We have a detailed knowledge of the legal and commercial requirements in these valuation processes, and all our Independent Experts Report (IER) have passed ASIC's scrutiny without any concerns raised.

How to value a business?

No valuation case is the same. We take into account the relevant sector, operational structure, stakeholder expectations as well as long-term strategic plans of the business, and bring together insights gained from thousands of prepared IERs.

This experience has meant we can draw on years of expertise to apply our unique and in-depth methodology – and quickly where needed.

Types of valuations

Typical scenarios where a valuation is relevant include:

  • mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions
  • business restructures
  • financial reporting
  • fund management
  • investment analysis
  • management buy-out or buy-in
  • net asset valuations
  • other tax compliance such as capital gains and stamp duty
  • public takeover
  • related party transactions
  • shareholder disputes
  • tax consolidation.

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Holly Stiles
Partner & National Head of Corporate Finance
Holly Stiles

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