Business valuations in these unprecedented times

Business valuations can be complex in the current economic climate as the business world changed during 2020, with many industries impacted by the effect of Covid-19 in one way another.

With the priorities of many businesses likely to have changed, we are seeing more businesses requiring valuations, either for assurance, to get a better understanding of their business assets, or to identify risks in a particular part of the business.

Other reasons businesses are undertaking valuations may be as part of a larger project, such as restructuring or for a disposal of part of their business. Here, our in-depth experience and knowledge of corporate finance, tax and business strategy can assist further.

We have also been working with a wide range of clients to help secure funding including Government backed business loans, where we have prepared up-to-date cash flows and carried out due-diligence, alongside providing advice to help make sure their businesses are as robust as possible.

Expert business valuations advice in uncertain times

During periods of economic uncertainty, it is crucial that business valuations are undertaken with the correct underlying principles. The valuation of private businesses is a complex task and requires the services of an expert who is conversant in both the business as well as the industry in which it operates.

Our forensic accounting team has experience in preparing business valuations for a wide range of purposes, including shareholder disputes, incorporations, reorganisations as well as probate and tax planning. We also regularly assist in providing business valuations for divorce disputes.

Specialist business valuation advice for a wide range of sectors

We work with many different business sectors of varying sizes, where we have gathered significant expertise over many years. Business valuations are heavily based on experience, coupled with the use of fundamental valuation methodologies, in fact the process of valuation is often referred to as an art, rather than a science, partly because of the number of uncertainties that have to be interpreted.

We take a commercial and pragmatic approach to business valuations and ensure that we understand the key drivers behind a business and obtain a deep-routed understanding of how a business operates. This ensures that the valuations we provide are an accurate reflection of a businesses’ worth, this is more important than ever in uncertain economic times.

Our approach to business valuations typically includes at least two valuation methodologies, the second useful in its use to cross check. We are also regulated by the ICAEW.

Should you require further advice on our forensic business valuation services, or indeed any aspect of business restructuring, disposals, probate or tax planning, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced accountants, who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

Please contact Alexander & Co for business valuation advice

Our award winning specialist team is on hand to assist you.

For more information, please contact our business valuation team on 0161 832 4841 for an initial chat, email or simply fill out the form below.


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