Knowing the value of a business is the starting point for strategic decision making. The most common reasons for having a business valued include: the search for financing, the sale of the company or distribution in the event of inheritance or corporate conflicts. In addition, it serves as a business analysis tool.
When is it necessary to value a business?
Although the sale of a business is one of the most common reasons, knowing the value of a company on a regular basis facilitates professional management and making better decisions, enabling the detection of weaknesses and the adoption of appropriate corrective measures.
Reasons for a Business Valuation
- Liquidity search: IPOs, securities-based loans, sale of shares, debt restructuring.
- Corporate conflicts: successions, separations, exclusion of minority shareholders, redundancy plans.
- Strategic: divestments, mergers & acquisitions, value-related payment, expansion plans.
- Taxation: determination of gain or loss on the sale of shares, deferred payment security.
- Accounting: Impairment test.
Why turn to Gesvalt?
A business valuation has numerous implications, so it is advisable to turn to an independent expert who provides objectivity, transparency and knowledge of the market and complies with national and international valuation standards and regulations, having the corresponding financial accreditations and approvals that provide solvency and rigour to the valuation.
ADVISORY AND VALUATION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
Renewable energy is that obtained from virtually inexhaustible natural sources, providing a clean and indigenous energy source, in a safe, competitive and environmentally friendly way.
What is the appeal of these projects?
The European Union’s goal for 2020 is known as “20-20-20 Target”, aimed against climate change and contributing to the gradual decarbonization of the energy system, which consists of: a 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels; a 20% improvement in the EU’s energy efficiency; and raising the share of EU energy consumption produced from renewable resources to 20%.
In Spain, the goal for 2030 has been set at 32% of renewable energy consumption.
Reasons for project valuation
- Sale transactions
- Financial operations: guarantee, security-backed mortgage
- Financial purposes
- Insurance purposes
- Expert reports and litigation
- Calculation of concession fee
Why turn to Gesvalt?
Gesvalt has multidisciplinary teams, financial experts, accountants, engineers, and architects, all of them with deep knowledge of the sector, business, market and applicable regulations and specializing in different geographical areas and different industrial processes, with national and international coverage.
VALUATION OF STARTUPS
What is a startup?
It is a newly created company born from the development of an idea, opening new sectors of activity, without history, competition, or references.
Why turn to an advisor?
The valuation of a startup is a complex process, with multiple implications and long-term processes that normally must be defended in front of experienced investors.
When to request a valuation?
Startups go through different stages, each of which requires different returns proportional to its risk, types of investor, sources of financing and business strategies.
Ideally, the valuation should be requested from the second stage, when the project begins to gain some visibility and can provide confidence in the early funding rounds.
How can we help you?
Gesvalt has extensive experience in the valuation of this type of companies, providing rigour, confidence, credibility, risk mitigation, analysis and contingency plans.
Furthermore, we can provide advice on their financing and valuation of other intangible assets, such as software, patents, industrial designs, etc.
What is forensic economics?
It is the field of economics that encompasses all activity related to the judicial function. In particular, it studies the economic, accounting and business-related aspects derived from the daily practice of economic experts related to the matters of the court.
How can we help you?
Gesvalt has extensive experience in the preparation of expert opinion reports -either ex officio or upon request by an interested party-, that serve as support for future claims against fraudulent actions, expropriations, breaches of contract, etc. This service includes our attendance to the courts in court ratification processes.
We also deliver fairness opinion reports to provide support to legal studies or by third parties, as an independent expert who impartially dictates the fairness of the contractual terms under dispute.
What fields does it apply to?
In the field of taxation, we value all types of corporate assets and equity interests for the determination of their tax base or justification of transfer prices in related-party transactions.
In the corporate sphere, we intervene in corporate dissolutions, transformations, bankruptcy proceedings and corporate conflicts.
In the civil field, we provide services related to inheritance distribution, separation of property, dissolution of property and appeals arising from disagreement in the value of expropriated property.