Business Valuations - An Art or a Science? (ROI)


Is business valuation a Da Vinci or Einstein, an art or a science? Tom Murray of Friel Stafford considers how to value private limited companies focusing on the key elements of the valuation process, the principles and methods to value trading and non-trading companies, tax considerations, common pitfalls, as well as the impact of COVID-19.

Venue details:  
Webinar, , Online
Start date & time:  
25 May 2021 14:00
End date & time:  
25 May 2021 16:00
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Training ticket cost:  
2.00 Training Tickets accepted
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Tom Murray


Product type:  
CPD course
Investment business, Practice and business improvement, Tax


This course will be delivered via Zoom on Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place.

Course overview

  • Purpose of Business Valuations
  • Business Valuation Process
    • Information required to competently value a business
  • Valuing Trading and Non-Trading Companies
    • Valuation principles
    • Accepted Valuation Methods
    • The valuation Multiple
    • Enterprise v Equity value
  • The impact of Covid-19 on business valuations
  • Share Valuations and Tax
    • The need for independent valuations
    • Revenue Practice
    • Tax Appeal Commission
  • The common mistakes to avoid when valuing a company

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have received an introduction to business valuation.
  • Appreciate the various contexts of business valuation, and the specific considerations which need to be made before undertaking a valuation.
  • Have become familiar with the practical and theoretical application of core valuation methodologies (multiples, discounted cashflows and asset based) and be able to select the appropriate method of business valuation for a given situation.
  • Understand the key issues in valuations for tax purposes.

Speaker bio

Tom Murray, Partner, Friel Stafford - Tom is an experienced corporate advisory practitioner, he values companies for corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as tax purposes. Tom is a lecturer for Chartered Accountants Ireland on its Diploma in Corporate Finance.