International Valuation

A firm’s international services are used by US companies who are evaluating investments and purchases of international companies or divisions. Additionally, we work within country and across borders for clients in Asia, Europe, and South America.

Our team can help you to position your company for investment, to evaluate potential partners or investments, to understand the business and intangible assets and interests values, to negotiate strategic relationships, to manage financial reporting requirements, and to design and implement incentive compensation structures.

Purposes for International Valuation

There are numerous reasons to engage a financial professional to assist you with your international valuation requirements. Some of those reasons are listed below.

  • Valuation to Establish Collateral for Bank Lending or Securitization
  • Valuation for IPOs, prospectuses, and required Financial Disclosures
  • Purchase Price Allocations for IFRS 3 and Impairment testing IFRS 36
  • Fair Value Determinations
  • Valuations to Conform to Tax Authorities and Regulatory Reporting Requirements
  • Valuation to Support Joint Venture Contributions
  • Venture Capital Financing Values
  • Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation Support Values
  • Valuation to Support International Expansion Efforts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
  • Valuation to Support Privatization Efforts
  • Valuation to Support Transfer Pricing Activities
  • Discount Studies for Restricted Securities

Standards for International Valuation – There are numerous sources of standards in international valuation work. Standards are critical because they define the parameters and requirements of our work. Some of these standards include those published by: the International Valuation Standards Committee (IVS1 and IVS2); the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB); and the Basal Accord.

Difficulties Associated to International Valuation – Work – International valuation require a special expertise and knowledge of the following elements in order to develop reasonable value estimates:

  • Political Policies and Risks, Regulatory Changes, and Accounting Controls
  • Legal Practices and the Definition and Enforcement of Contractual and Investor Rights
  • Economic Forces including Inflation, Volatility, Capital Controls,
  • Trade Restrictions and Import / Export Shares of the Market
  • Market Maturity
  • Geographical Influences, Cultural values, Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Foreign currency translation
  • Foreign tax and accounting regulation differences between countries
  • Transfer pricing and foreign tax interrelationships

These differences require the financial experts to incorporate local data for the market, the cost of capital determinations, and comparable transactions in conjunction with the world impacts of these variables on the interest being valued. Our in-house team and our strategic partnerships with professors and other professionals throughout the world enable our worldwide reach in our local and international valuation work. Please contact our offices or one of our Principals to better understand our international capabilities.