Simmons Gainsford Financial Investigations Valuation divorce proceedings

Valuation for divorce proceedings

Our client, a director of a substantial trading business with significant operational properties required Simmons Gainsford Financial Investigations to value the company in a contentious divorce. The business was the primary asset in the divorce.

Challenges

Simmons Gainsford Financial Investigations team had to consider the valuation of the company as a going concern and compare that with the value of the sites on both a break-up basis and as a real estate play. We also reviewed the valuations provided by the other party and presented our findings in an expert witness format tailored to be of maximum assistance to the judge and to present scenarios which reflected the post-divorce position of both parties.

Outcome

Our work enabled a balanced view to be obtained of our client’s business and personal wealth which was reflected in the settlement. The Simmons Gainsford group was also able to offer advice on the best method of restructuring our client’s holdings post-divorce.

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