Where numbers meet the narrative
From perspective to practicality, from "what is" to "what will be", KCM's team of valuers has a knack of understanding businesses and reading between the lines that helps you substantiate what you value and demonstrate how you value

As the ‘Dean of Valuation’, Prof. Aswath Damodaran calls it, Valuation is neither a science, nor an art, but a craft that requires a skill that you learn by doing.

The exercise of valuing a business is not a standardised process of running an Excel valuation model. It is hurdled with uncertainty, subjective judgements or assumptions, and has an element of human bias created by differing perspectives and diverse market opinions.

At KCM, we invest our energy in understanding the business in depth; how the business has created value historically, and how it plans to create value in the future. We approach an assignment with the objective to overcome these hurdles and focus on the drivers of value whilst being conscious of the industry, stage of the business cycle that the company operates in, purpose of the valuation exercise, stakeholder expectations and regulations surrounding the same.

In today’s scenario, business valuations are driven by the narrative, provided they are supported by the numbers. An optimal business valuation is one where narrative and numbers supplement each other in pursuit of maximising the value for its stakeholder.

Need for Valuation

We do provide valuation support for regulatory compliances, however, these processes generally align themselves to justify valuation already agreed upon. However, the need for valuation has expanded far beyond its regulatory and compliance requirements.

Every strategic business decision is taken based on the perception of ‘value’ generated. In this context, valuation is actually seen as enabler in the decision-making process. At KCM, we support businesses to discover the value that they would command in varied scenarios and thus help in their decision-making process.

Some key decision-making areas where we offer valuation assistance include:

  • Strategic Valuation for evaluating business growth and expansion strategies, including feasibility review of a proposed capex plan
  • Pre-deal Valuation and creation of bespoke financial models for entities seeking to raise funds, considering mergers or acquisitions, or joint ventures, or divestures
  • Post Transaction Valuation and evaluation of synergies
  • Valuation for Start-ups and new businesses in the form of a business plan and evaluation of funding requirements at various stages of the business cycle
  • Valuation of Intangible Assets and apportioning value to various assets through a Purchase Price Allocation