Valuation & business modelling


We help you understand what your business, shares or assets are worth in the context of your transactions, strategic decision making, financial reporting, disputes, tax planning or group restructures.

To get an understanding of the value of an asset or business and what is really driving that value, you need experienced and dedicated valuation specialists and industry experts.

By approaching problems from both commercial and technical aspects, you’ll get independent valuation advice that provides new insights alongside fulfilling an important corporate governance role.

We help make our clients successful by providing independent valuations and fairness opinions in respect of business interests, and by providing financial and economic analysis for individuals, companies and their counsel involved in litigation, arbitration and mediation.


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Issues you may be facing

  • You are looking to acquire or dispose of a business and would like to assess the value of the target.
  • You would like to understand the value impact of certain synergies that you anticipate obtaining in an acquisition.
  • You have completed an acquisition and require assistance in identifying and valuing the assets and liabilities acquired in accordance with IFRS 3 (Revised) and/or ASC 805.
  • You have a shareholder dispute and require the services of an independent expert to value the shares of your company.
  • You are planning to introduce a BEE shareholder to your business and need to assess the value of the business as an initial step in the transaction process. You may also be required to obtain an independent valuation as part of your BEE verification process.
  • You have entered into a group restructuring and are required to obtain an independent valuation of your company for tax purposes or South African exchange control purposes.
  • You have entered into a transaction that requires your board to appoint an independent expert in terms of the Companies Act and/or the JSE Listings Requirements.
  • You have a complex financial model and would like an experienced financial modeller to ensure that it is working as intended.
  • You need assistance in building a user-friendly financial model that complies with best practice in order to prepare projections of integrated financial statement for a project or business you are analysing.
  • The global economic downturn has led to various impairment indicators, and you require the support of an experienced team to assist you in performing your annual impairment test under IAS 36.


How we can help you

Value Consulting

Do you know the value impact?

All business decisions impact value, but do you know by how much? We apply a value lens to important decisions to bring a clearer focus on:

  • Short term actions versus long term sustainable value creation.

  • Creating alignment between shareholders and stakeholders.

  • Linking tactical financial decisions back to strategic objectives.

  • The impact of disruption to existing business models.

  • Monitoring the value performance of the business portfolio including key initiatives and major projects.

  • Communicating how management plans will deliver value in response to activist campaigns.

Measuring Value

PwC’s valuations team provides independent, objective, expert valuation advice including:

  • valuations for transactions, corporate tax, exchange control, capital raising, internal share markets
  • valuations for public market transactions (independent expert reports)
  • valuations of tangible assets (property, plant & equipment)
  • purchase price allocations and goodwill impairment testing support
  • employee share option and incentive valuations
  • litigation support
  • assessment of investments in unlisted assets. 


Deal Evaluation

Executing a successful transaction is no mean feat. Deals often fail to achieve their original financial or strategic objectives and many companies are not prepared for the speed and intensity of the deal process.

We help businesses identify, quantify and deliver the full value of the deal with greater speed, insight and confidence.

Our valuation professionals help improve the odds of success by increasing the level of diligence, including:

  • independent valuation advice.

  • value driver and assumption analysis.

  • benchmarking of value relative to other transactions.

  • earnings per share (EPS) and equity internal rate of return (IRR) impact.

  • model integrity assessments.

Financial Modelling

Our Financial Modelling team design and deliver financial models tailored to your business needs and use our bespoke model review methodology to provide the comfort you need to make critical decisions for your business. Our dedicated team of technical experts are supported by a unique analytical toolkit, which we combine with the latest modelling technology, industry expertise and access to PwC’s global network. 



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Contact us

Jan Groenewald

Jan Groenewald

Africa Deals Leader, PwC South Africa

Matthew Human

Matthew Human

Valuation & Business Modelling Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5279

Fatima Rajah

Fatima Rajah

Valuation & Business Modelling Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5741