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IWIN Working Lunch: How Much is Your Business Worth?

Introduction to private company valuations

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Thursday, 12 July 2018,
13:00 to 14:00
A0.08, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) Atrium Building University of Suffolk , Ipswich, IP3 8AH

The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Network hosts working lunches to promote collaboration between the local business community and the university through the provision of events and networking opportunities.

How Much is Your Business Worth: Introduction to private company valuations

Private companies are notoriously difficult to value. There is no index of readily available prices and the components of a business are much more fluid than other assets, such as property. This session will provide an overview of the main valuation methodologies and talk through some of the common adjustments which take place during the valuation process. A Q&A session will follow.

Sponsored by Ensors Chartered Accountants


Simon Martin Ensors
Simon Martin

Corporate Finance & Forensic Accounting Manager at Ensors Chartered Accountants

Simon joined Ensors in September 2014, having trained in the Audit department of Scrutton Bland’s Colchester office. Simon’s role is split between Corporate Finance and Forensic Accounting. The Corporate Finance side primarily involves advising clients on sales and purchases of businesses. This experience of ‘real’ transactions is vital for the Forensic Accounting side which involves many valuations for dispute resolution purposes, such as shareholder disputes or for matrimonial purposes.

Now a Fellow of the ACCA, Simon qualified as an accountant in 2010 and is now also a Practicing Associate of the Academy of Experts. During his four years at Ensors he has been involved in valuations of over 50 companies, giving experience in a wide range of sectors. He is also a co-author of the Forensic Accounting and Finance handbook published by Kogan Page in 2017.