There are many situations where it is necessary to determine the value of a business, shareholdings in a business, or the assets of a business.
More often than not, business valuations are complex, being dependent on a number of internal and external factors such as economic and industry-specific drivers and the processes of the business in question.
When are valuations needed?
A business valuation may be required in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters. Harwood Hutton can undertake business valuations in relation to the following matters:
We are also experienced in the valuation of intellectual property and other intangible assets, partnership interests, stock options, warrants and the capitalised value of lost earnings.
Reasons to choose Harwood Hutton
We can be appointed either in an advisory capacity or as independent expert (party appointed or single joint expert) to provide an independent expert business valuation to the standard required for use in court proceedings.
We have also acted in the capacity of party appointed shadow expert in order to assess the reasonableness of another expert’s business valuation. Shadow experts can either identify key areas of challenge to a valuation or provide a party with confidence over the reasonableness of a valuation as the case may be.
I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.Robin Berry – Morgan Management
Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers