- Brand name, licenses and patents
- Client/subscriber bases
- Business client portfolios
- Special skills of employees
Intangible assets are increasingly gaining ground because they are usually the most important drivers of a company’s value. Modern accounting standards also place increasing emphasis on such assets. We have adapted the valuation methodologies of intangible assets from developed market economies to the situation in Southeast Europe.
Risk free rate
Risk free rate is an important factor in the CAPM model. In the current market environment risk free rate can raise up many issues when coming up with the proxy for risk free rate. For the purpose of valuation, long-term projections for the company are usually prepared and in line with the long-term aim of estimating the value of a business, proxy for a long-term risk free should also be used. Using a long times series of nominal yields of AAA-rated government bonds or applying expected real interest rates with expected inflation, should be the appropriate way for estimating risk free rate used in the CAPM model for the purpose of business valuation.
Lecture on Business Valuation
Dean Mikolic gave lecture on Business Valuation at The Association of Corporate Treasurers Slovenia.
Challenges when valuing insurance companies in SEE region
Financial institutions (including insurance companies) differ from other, non-financial companies in many factors. Therefore their valuation has its own specifics compared to valuation of other companies. When valuing insurance companies from SEE region appraiser faces some additional challenges as well.
Beta impact on valuation
Part 4 concludes the series, which was focused on beta estimation. Part 4 sums up how different decisions and market conditions impact beta estimation, which can have an importat impact on the estimated value of a company or asset.
Illiquid markets and thin-trading effect on beta estimates
Markets of Southeast Europe are significantly more illiquid when compared to the markets of West Europe and USA. This illiquidity can have an important impact on the estimated beta. In Part 3 an impact of illiquid markets on beta is analyzed.