A company shareholders agreement may include a mechanism agreed on for calculating the valuation of shares in particular circumstances. However, all too often this is not the case. A valuation may be required for numerous reasons, including when shares are to be bought back by the company or offered to other shareholders.
There are a number of ways to value a private company. In an open market transaction, the price will be what it is worth to the buyer to acquire the shares. Often the share value of a private listed company is required at the outset of negotiations or other share scheme or transfer.
It is difficult for a company's accountant to be truly independent, as their relationship with one or more shareholders is more important than with the others. It may therefore be better to turn to a valuer unknown to any of the parties. An independent expert valuer, who can provide impartial advice, can help limit the potential for friction and disagreement between the shareholders (if for example there is a management buyout type of scenario when shares are being acquired by other existing shareholders).
R A Valuation Services Limited specialises in providing share valuations for small businesses and private limited companies in the UK and Europe.
An accurate and independent assessment of the value of a business is an essential tool in any form of business change or development. Our Valuation reports are an important, if not vital, aid to business owners, prospective purchasers and their financial and legal advisers.
We are happy to explain the process and what you would need to provide, so why not phone the office on 01425 402 402.
An expert business valuation supported by a professionally prepared Valuation Report from an independent and authoritative source is an essential aid for:
Valuation Reports produced by R A Valuation Services Ltd are bespoke and geared to each client’s individual circumstances and requirements; they are definitive and realistic in the market place. As we are recognised as expert witnesses for supplying Valuation Reports to UK courts and HMRC queries/challenges, we are acknowledged to be the authoritative business valuer by:
R A Valuation Services' Valuation Reports are tailor-made for their purposes, definitive and realistic in the market place. Indeed, such is their authority that an R A Valuation Services' Valuation Report is normally insisted upon in support of negotiations.