Corporate finance

Asset valuation for corporate finance

Debt advisory, balance sheet advice and valuations

Capital asset technical due-diligence

Obtain the comprehensive, accurate and robust capital asset valuation for corporate finance advice you need to:

Obtain pre-deal due-diligence to satisfy investors and lenders

  • Capital asset technical due-diligence
  • Capital asset debt advisory
  • Start post-deal financial reporting and capital asset management
  • Purchase price allocation and balance sheet correction
  • Asset integration

Pre-deal due-diligence

Capital asset technical due-diligence

Verifies the existence of capital assets through physical inspection and electronic reconciliation.

For the longer term, reviews expected future asset lives and capital expenditure budgets.

Provides operational and financial capital asset clarity and transparency.

Asset valuations for financial statement and balance sheet

Obtain advice on potential change in the value of property, plant and equipment (PP&E), against existing book values for purchase price allocation and opening balance sheets.

Know that Hickman Shearer’s work follows accounting guidelines, meets accounting regulation and is accepted by accountants and auditors.

Capital asset valuations for debt advisory

Leverage receivables, inventory, plant, machinery and real estate to provide either working capital or acquisition finance for a business.

Obtain pre-deal clarity of expected levels of debt available from capital assets.

In addition, obtain competitive estimates of available levels of debt through different finance options and providers.

Be confident in the knowledge that the UK’s main asset-based lenders and leasing companies recognise and accept Hickman Shearer asset valuations.

Post-deal advisory

Effective financial and operational capital asset management

Align fixed asset registers, operational asset records and management systems with capital asset valuations. Combine information and systems to maximise asset performance and return on investment.

Asset valuations for financial valuation and balance sheets

Allocate the purchase price between goodwill, tangible and intangible assets.

In addition, obtain fair values and understand future asset amortisation for the opening balance sheet.

Know that the fixed asset register and balance sheet is accurately stated with a clear future amortisation profile.

Be confident that Hickman Shearer’s work reflects IFRS and GAAP accounting guidance.

Asset valuations for debt advisory

Negotiate and arrange optimum levels of debt. Build upon pre-deal work with detailed analysis and capital asset valuation.

Maximise asset leverage and gearing to satisfy funding and operational requirements.

Your quality guarantee

Understanding capital asset valuation issues requires insight, expertise and experience.

Hickman Shearer is a RICS regulated firm employing high calibre experienced RICS qualified professionals, each of whom has a successful track record of providing asset owners and their advisors with:

  • Robust and relevant asset valuations
  • Supporting detailed market analysis
  • Technical guidance and impartial, authoritative advice

The standards Hickman Shearer’s team works to are both demanded and recognised around the world, ensuring a trusted universal approach and a set of consistent skills globally.

Hickman Shearer has successfully supported corporate finance transactions for:

A-Plant, ABN AMRO, BDO Stoy Hayward, Balfour Beatty, Barclays, Celestica, Chesapeake, Deloitte, EY, GE, GKN, Gearhouse, Grant Thornton, HSBC, Hertz Equipment Rental, Investec, KPMG, Lloyds Bank, Lotus F1, Luton Airport, Millennium Dome, New Jarrold Press, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Sky, Smiths Industries, Sogefi Aventis, Tarmac Lafarge, Vodafone

Relevant experience 1

Valuation of power station supports flotation

Relevant experience 2

Asset valuation vital to securing asset based lending finance

Relevant experience 3

Global telephone M&A deal supported by asset valuation

Relevant experience 4

Corporate finance and asset management

These engagements were performed by the Directors of Hickman Shearer in either their current or previous employment