As I will perhaps mention many times on this site, I continue to be amazed by the number of different industries and businesses that operate in the commercial sector. I'm often asked as a broker or as a valuer, "Have you Sold/Valued a specific type of business before?" In cases such as this metallurgical business, my response was, "No, but no two businesses are alike, and my role as a valuer... more
One of the benefits of this profession is getting to learn about new businesses and new industries. It is ironic given my hearing loss that I had never been involved in a valuation or a sale audiology business. I was surprised how much I still learnt from this assignment.
This particular business had been trading for nearly 30 years, and had a history of mutual partnership buy-outs. I was... more
I was engaged to value a building company by the client's accountant for taxation purposes. The business focused on government contracts for schools and was still in its growth phase. Despite this, the business was quite sizable, employing a decent number of staff and sub contractors. My calculations of adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest Taxation Depreciation and Amortisation) resulted in... more
In order to add some needed content to this site, I thought it would be beneficial to add some recent valuation work, starting with one that really took some lateral thinking.
My brief was to assess the market worth of an un-registered trademark of a business in the recruitment industry. The business has been around for some time and has grown quite dramatically in recent years.
In all... more
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