Business Valuations in Disputes
Why do valuation experts disagree and arrive at different values for the same company and who is right?
In disputes, valuation experts on opposing sides can substantially disagree on the value of a company. The big disparity in values can often be due to a disagreement in one or two key technical areas.
In this presentation, we look at five cases where experts disagreed on value and how those matters were resolved. We explore the five key technical areas the experts disagreed on and answer these questions:
- What is the appropriate valuation approach and method?
- What is the correct earnings base and are earnings sustainable?
- What adjustments to earnings are required?
- What is the level of risk to earnings and what discount rate should be applied?
- How to treat items in the balance sheet?
We explain, more generally, why disagreements arise in these technical areas and what you, as lawyers, need to focus on. The session is for commercial litigators and family lawyers at all levels.
Simon is a CA Accredited Business Valuation Specialist, a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Simon specialises in providing forensic accounting and valuation services. Prior to founding Lotus Amity, he was a Forensic Accounting partner with BDO Australia and led their National Forensics practice. He has worked as a forensic director for a major offshore forensic accounting practice which included assisting in multi-billion-dollar litigation in relation to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Simon acts as a forensic accountant expert witness and has assisted in many commercial and family disputes.Register here
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