Succession planning and/or investing in a new business within a familiar or an unfamiliar industry are common strategy opportunities available to businesses.
A price in which a business could be bought or sold is dependent on its valuation and what a third party is willing to pay given the circumstances. Determining the valuation of a privately owned business can be difficult. PwC can use valuation experts to calculate a specific value which is tailored to a business and the industry in which it operates. Alternatively, we can use key financial data from listed entities in similar industries together with ratio and discounted techniques to provide a potential value of a business.
The acquisition or disposal of a business in itself can often form part of a much larger restructuring exercise. The impact of each factor in the restructuring process needs to be considered carefully, especially if the business has different operating segments trading in different jurisdictions.
PwC will bring an independent perspective giving you a more insightful understanding of the impact of different financial, operational and commercial assumptions on your profit, tax or financing position. Our model review help our clients make their investment decision with confidence.
As part of the restructuring process PwC can devise a cost reduction strategy to identify synergies and improve both business efficiencies and performance focusing on short to long term objectives. This includes:
Edgar C Lavarello
Partner, PwC Gibraltar