Valuation Services

Our team of professionals help clients address some of their most challenging valuation issues ranging from strategic, transactional and operational decisions through to regulatory compliance and monitoring.

Valuation is often a controversial and complex subject. It requires an in-depth understanding of the market, the asset in question, the company and its competitors, financial and non-financial information, as well as factors such as the legal and regulatory environment. Valuation advice needs the right blend of analysis, experience and professional judgment.

Our team advises on all aspects of valuing companies, income generating assets, listed and unlisted securities, derivatives, structured credit, asset backed securities, intellectual property and intangible assets.

With over 30 dedicated valuation specialists based across our Middle East offices and over 1,500 in all global jurisdictions, we are local, regional and international.

Our service offerings include:

Our team assists management and stakeholders in transactions to estimate the deal price on both the buy and sell side. In addition, we provide impartial valuation advice to clients to assist with the investment decision process whether for initial screening or part of a detailed due diligence assessment.

We provide valuation services to a number of family offices, private equity firms and institutional investors in respect of their operating divisions, investment portfolios including underlying debt and equity investments, infrastructure, real estate and other unlisted, illiquid assets.

The valuation of businesses and shares in a dispute situation can be complex and contentious as the parties involved often have conflicting views and/or are governed by pre- agreed contractual terms. We often act for a single party, or act as an independent expert jointly appointed by the parties or the Court to opine on valuation aspects.

Valuations are required for financial reporting purposes. As fair value has become more and more important as a measurement standard for financial reporting purposes in recent years, our team supports clients for fair value assessments of their assets and liabilities, impairment testing and purchase price allocations in accordance with applicable accounting standards.

Whether for financial or commercial reasons, restructuring a business is a difficult process. We work closely with the Restructuring and Debt Advisory experts to advise management, shareholders, debt providers, trustees and other creditors of businesses undergoing restructuring in respect of security valuations and value realisation strategies for all stakeholders.

Our team has many years of experience in valuing intellectual property and intangible assets; dealing with the commercial and valuation issues unique to intellectual property and the related impact on shareholder value and financial reporting, such as purchase price allocation requirements.

Considering and ultimately deciding to make the transition to a public company requires significant effort from many parts of a business. Our team can assist in the independent assessment of the valuation of the business, working closely with the Corporate Finance Advisory and Transaction Services teams.

Valuing options and other financial derivatives can be an extremely complex task. Working alongside our modeling and other accounting advisory teams, we can assist you in valuing such items for financial reporting, transactional or commercial purposes.

Valuation is often a key component in the tax analysis of important business decisions. Tax valuations are complex and subjective and need to reflect a body of case law. This case law imposes a different framework to that typically used in commercial valuation. Potential tax costs of ignoring the framework can be high, both in terms of getting to the right amount of tax and the time and effort needed to do this. A thorough understanding of the case law and practice governing tax valuation is key.

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Ben Moore

Ben Moore

Partner | Middle East Sovereign Wealth Fund Leader

Ben joined Deloitte in 1992 and in 2008 transferred from the UK to the Middle East where he led the Valuation & Modelling team for nearly 13 years, driving the business to record levels of growth. Ben... More

Scott Whalan

Scott Whalan

Partner | Valuation & Modeling | Deloitte Private Leader

Scott is a Partner, leading Deloitte's Valuation & Modeling practice in the Middle East. He provides strategic advice in a variety of contexts including M&A, Disputes, Restructurings, Financial Report... More

Mohammad Araj

Mohammad Araj

Partner | Valuation & Modeling Services

Mohammad is a Partner in Deloitte Middle East’s Valuations & Modeling practice, leading the Valuations offering for Deloitte in Saudi Arabia. His valuation work mainly involves M&A transactions, Litig... More