Valuation in a Dispute Context

Forensic and Litigation Consulting

November 3, 2014

Valuation is a complex process that requires a skilful blend of fundamental analysis with industry experience and sound judgment. Complex loss calculations require unique skills, such as knowledge of economic modelling, valuation methodologies and strong financial analysis. FTI Consulting provides the expertise that establishes a conclusion supported by solid evidence or based on valid assumptions.

The accuracy of any valuation will be critically affected by the quality of the underlying financial reporting and the accounting data. Typically, more than one method is cross-checked with one another to ensure consistency.

A valuation expert can provide insight into other issues that are not immediately apparent. For example, intangible assets such as a trained workforce, goodwill, patents, copyrights, trademarks, software and other forms of intellectual property can be overlooked. In order to determine the value of such intangible assets, a valuation professional must apply a combination of analytical tools, widely accepted valuation techniques and sound judgment.

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