Valuation consulting

Valuing all or part of a business requires understanding and analysis of a variety of complex factors. These include both detailed technical knowledge of value drivers and in-depth industry knowledge.

  • Valuing all or part of a business requires input from a variety of specialist advisers who need to understand the value drivers relevant to a particular industry sector alongside the broader strategic aims of the business.
  • In the event of a merger, acquisition or alliance it is vital to understand the value likely to be created through the transaction.
  • Understanding the value of the business is the first step required in a Black Economic Empowerment (“BEE”) transaction, so a detailed valuation is often required in this regard.
  • In the event of a dispute, an independent valuation is likely to help resolve issues swiftly.
  • Operating internationally means that an understanding of the issues driving valuations in different countries is essential. Applying a common methodology across all countries generates a more reliable view of an international business’s value.

If this is your situation

  • Acquiring or selling a business. Achieving a reliable valuation of a business or asset is the critical driver of a successful transaction for buyers and sellers.

How PwC can help you

  • Our valuation specialists can assist businesses to achieve an in-depth understanding of the value of each business or asset in a transaction. Our leading-edge technical knowledge combined with our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to understand the specific factors driving each individual deal. We are also able to assist you in evaluating the impact on earnings the acquisition may have. (“evaluating the impact” link to Accounting Valuations)

If this is your situation

  • BEE transactions. When a business is considering a BEE transaction , an understanding of the business’s value is critical.

How PwC can help you

  • We have extensive experience in valuing businesses for the purpose of BEE transactions. As a result we can draw on our experience to consider the specific valuation issues related to BEE transactions.

Contact us

Jan Groenewald

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5380

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