Find out exactly what your business is worth
Calculating the value of a business is essential for a wide range of situations – but it can be a complex process. Whether you’re planning for tax purposes, preparing to sell your business, leaving your position as a shareholder or facing legal proceedings, it takes experience and judgement to sift through the layers of detail to deliver an accurate valuation.
Business valuation services
How can our business valuation advisers help?
Business sales and acquisitions
We’ll provide you with an objective and accurate assessment of the value of a business. This is crucial for both buyers and sellers when determining a fair price for a business or negotiating terms of a transaction.
Intangible assets valuation
Intangible assets such as intellectual property, patents and copyrights can represent a significant portion of a business’ value; yet they are almost impossible to quantify without the support of a valuation expert.
Getting an estimate for the value of a business is a key step in every exit strategy. Independent valuations can be used to assist in setting a fair asking price, negotiate the terms of a sale and evaluate the potential return on investment.
Business valuations are often required to calculate the amount of tax due to be paid on completion of a transaction. Capital gains tax is a common consideration, though you may also need to know the amount of tax owed for inheritance tax purposes, or for established schemes such as the EMI scheme.
Our advisers can help you set a benchmark value for businesses in the same industry or market. This is useful to compare your revenue, profit margins, and growth potential to competitors, and account for this in your own business valuation.
Litigation and dispute resolution
We can provide an objective, unbiased estimate for the value of a business that can be used as legal evidence to support or refute a claim. This might be needed in the event of a dispute between shareholders, or in the distribution of assets following a divorce.
Get in touch
If you’re looking to determine the value of a business with a view to sell or purchase, settle a legal dispute or inform strategic decisions, Gerald Edelman is your ideal partner.
Led by Carl Lundberg and William Abell, our Business Valuations team works with a wide range of clients, from individuals and trustees to entrepreneurs, charities and large corporations.
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Business valuation Team
why choose us
Why Gerald Edelman?
Gerald Edelman’s team of valuation advisers are highly experienced in undertaking valuation engagements in all manner of situations.
We support clients in solving difficult transactional challenges and specialise in contentious valuations, expert witness services and valuations of complex management incentives, such as growth shares and other varying right shares.
As a member of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA), we provide expert forensic accounting and litigation support services. We work with businesses and portfolios of all sizes, from all industries, and leave no stone unturned when it comes to determining the true value of a business or asset.
Having a clear understanding of the value of a company, asset or competitor is also essential when exploring new business opportunities, pursuing transactions or planning for compliance. Our expertise covers valuations of tangible and intangible assets, intellectual property, debt instruments and other derivatives.
Frequently asked questions
What does the average business valuation process involve?
Conducting a business valuation is a detailed process that involves the analysis of financial statements, revenues, cash flow, market analysis, forecasts and other factors. There are various valuation methodologies and we will carefully consider the appropriate approach in each valuation assignment based on a variety of factors”
How long does a business valuation take?
This will naturally depend on the size and nature of your business. As you’d expect, some companies have more complex structures and assets than others. We’ll be able to give you a more accurate estimate on timeframes as part of your initial consultation.
How are your fees structured?
Our fees are agreed upfront in line with an agreed scope. Our scope of work is fully tailorable, meaning our fees are flexible, which is a benefit of our agile and entrepreneurial team.