Business Valuation in M&A situations  

A valuation is almost always part of a sale or purchase process and is then supportive in the negotiations about the sale or purchase price. This makes it possible to have a substantive discussion about the value of a company and to discover what causes any differences of opinion. 

Valuations are also carried out in the context of buying out one or more co-shareholders.

An independent valuation is essential for a merger or acquisition (M&A). RD+P has produced many valuation reports and is affiliated with the professional organization for certified company valuers, the Netherlands Institute for Register Valuators (NIRV).

Tax Issues

Entrepreneurs regularly have discussions with the tax authorities about the value of their company. After all, a higher value leads to a higher assessment. Nowadays, the tax authorities require a substantiated valuation of entrepreneurs based on the Discounted Cashflow (DCF) method. 

In case of a business transfer, an independent valuation is sensible. The Business Succession Scheme ('BOR' or 'Bedrijfsopvolgingsregeling') has extensive exemptions for gift tax. A valuation is necessary to determine whether a company falls within that exemption. In that case, the RD+P Register Valuators can advise and assist you.


A valuation of RD + P is performed in the following steps:

  • Desk research and interviews
  • Financial analyses
  • Feedback of findings to the client, shareholders and/or management
  • An analysis of possible scenarios
  • Presenting the findings
  • Written report of the findings

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