Adam Stronach, Head of Corporate Finance & Forensic Services at Harwood Hutton, has been named England’s Business Valuations Advisor of the Year in the Corporate International Awards.
The awards celebrate accountancy and legal professionals around the world who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service.
In the past four years Adam has won a string of industry accolades, starting with the Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Award 2017. In the same year, he accepted the Business and Tax Advisory Firm of the Year award from M+A Insider and was named Global 100’s Forensic Accountant of the Year. In 2019, he was Finance Monthly’s Deal Maker of the Year.
Adam has been offering valuation services through Harwood Hutton since 2004, and his team has built up a wealth of experience dealing across a range of scenarios. Those scenarios include private company valuations in mergers and acquisitions, in restructuring assignments, on the entry or exit of shareholders or partners in a business, for employment-related securities, or capital gains or inheritance tax purposes, or as part of commercial disputes and litigation.
Adam said: “So much of what we do begins with an enquiry around the value of shares or equity in a business, whether that is connected with a commercial transaction, for taxation reasons, or as an expert witness, and assignments have included giving oral evidence on business valuations at the High Court.
“We are anticipating that when the economy gets back on its feet post-lockdown, there will be a number of businesses who look to issue share options to incentivise a number of their employees.
“The Government’s Enterprise Management Incentives or EMI scheme is often the first port of call for qualifying companies in those circumstances, with the availability of pre-transaction valuation approval from HM Revenue & Customs.”
If you have any situations where you need business valuation advice, for example if you are contemplating issuing shares or options to employees within your business, or indeed to external investors, please contact Adam.
Head of Corporate Finance & Forensic Services
+44 (0)1494 739500
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