What is your business worth?

Have you considered what your business may be worth, particularly in the context of any succession or retirement planning you may be considering?

Armstrong Watson have a skilled team with experience in carrying out a variety of types of valuations, and early in 2012 we formed our valuations faculty with a view to promoting our services to our chosen markets, sharing best practice and ensuring consistency of approach across our various offices.

Experience tells us that business owners can benefit from engaging with us in a variety of valuation circumstances, leading to optimal results for themselves and other stakeholders. There are a number of examples of types of valuation work that we regularly engage in on behalf of our clients.

  • Business valuations - We are increasingly being asked to assist businesses with the valuation of goodwill with particular reference to incorporation planning, incoming and outgoing partners or in merger/acquisition scenarios
  • Corporate valuations - Our Corporate Finance team assist many clients in a pre-sale phase by way of considering a realistic value for their business, and aiding price negotiations with a potential purchaser. Our team also receive instructions in valuing target businesses where our clients are in acquisition mode, again to assist with negotiations
  • Fiscal valuations - We receive frequent instructions to carry out valuations of shares and goodwill for a variety of reasons, including those for Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax purposes. Valuations surrounding the introduction of employee share incentive schemes are also increasingly important. Our experience in dealing with HM Revenue & Customs will result in a optimal position being negotiated for our clients
  • Dispute resolution - We are often appointed as arbiters or expert witnesses where there is a dispute on the valuation of goodwill, shareholdings or indeed an entire business. This could be for example in the case of a dispute between business owners or shareholders following a departure from the business
  • Litigation support - In our role as expert witnesses, we are often engaged in cases where court proceedings are underway and we can add value in our role as valuation experts, often aiding the early settlement of cases following our input. Again, this can cover a wide range of valuation circumstances covering partnership or shareholder disputes, matrimonial cases and price adjustments to corporate transactions following a claim under sale/purchase agreements

The Team

Douglas Russell, Partner - Head of our valuations faculty with wide experience in business and share valuations as well as expert witness valuations for litigation support and matrimonial cases.

Dumfries office – 01387 955955 

Email – douglas.russell@armstrongwatson.co.uk

 

Richard Rankin, Partner - Corporate Finance specialist with wide experience in company valuations. 

Kendal office – 01539 942030 

Email – richard.rankin@armstrongwatson.co.uk

 

 

Andy Poole, Legal Sector Director - Legal Sector specialist with wide experience in valuing legal practices. 

Carlisle office – 01228 690200

Leeds office - 0113 2211 300

Email – andy.poole@armstrongwatson.co.uk

 

David Robinson, Tax Consultant - Tax specialist with wide experience of fiscal valuations for CGT, IHT and income tax purposes. 

Carlisle office – 01228 690200  

Email – david.robinson@armstrongwatson.co.uk

 

 

Alison Watts , Partner - Corporate Finance specialist with wide experience in company valuations as well as expert witness valuations for litigation support and matrimonial cases.

Carlisle office – 01228 690200  

Email – alison.watts@armstrongwatson.co.uk

 

 

Steven Holmes, Tax Consultant - Tax specialist with wide experience of fiscal valuations for CGT, IHT and income tax purposes. 

Leeds office –  01132 211 300

Email – steven.holmes@armstrongwatson.co.uk

 

 

Any of our team will be delighted to talk to you about any specific valuation circumstances that you may be considering, so please feel free to contact us to discuss anything we may be able to help with.

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