Evaluation & Fairness certificatesThe valuation of a company is the estimation, based on objective criteria, of its potential market value or its heritage value.
The concept of fair value imposed by IFRS norms has reinforced the need for companies to make assessments of their assets and liabilities to enable executives to justify their decisions.
In this context, Abergel & Associés’ mission is to assist companies as advisors in the implementation of appropriate valuation methods.
Abergel & Associés also regularly intervenes in the context of market or private transactions in all sectors of activity, as well as in the evaluation of individual industries or assets preparing for disposal or internal restructuring operations.
Abergel & Associés’ teams are trained in the most complex evaluation methods, in the context of the implementation of multicriteria approaches.
Abergel & Associés may act as an independent expert in the context of mergers or public offerings (OPE, OPRO, etc.) covered by the AMF’s general regulations. In 2009, Abergel & Associés joined the APEI (Professional Association of Independent Experts).
Appraisal of contributionThe appraisal of contribution or merger audits is a statutory assignment required in the connection with an operation of a business transaction capital, whether it is a contribution, a merger or a spin-off.
Its objective is to protect the interests of shareholders and to guarantee compliance with the legal rules of the transaction with the managers of the companies concerned.
The Contribution Commissioner assesses the value of the contributions, ensuring that they are not overvalued, and the special benefits that may be stipulated in such transactions.
The merger commissioner verifies that the relative values attributed to the shares of the companies participating in the transaction are relevant and that the exchange ratio is fair. The opinions expressed may concern very important issues.
The partners of the firm are regularly appointed by the commercial courts as commissioners of contributions, commissioners of the division or merger and commissioners of special advantages.
Abergel & Associés has a strong involvement in this field and can mobilize its teams to intervene on international issues, complex assignments involving the restructuring of listed groups that have been handled by the firm for many years.
Financial instrumentsThe firm regularly acts as an expert appointed by courts or as adviser in disputes relating to financing, funds or financial products, in particular structured products or derivatives.
The firm also intervenes in disputes involving the responsability of financial institutions or resulting from difficulties in contractual relations between financial institutions and commercial enterprises in other sectors of activity.
Based on the experience of its teams comprising a judicial expert listed under the headings “financial markets and derivatives products” and “banking and credit operations”, the firm has a specific expertise in financing, Capital markets, financial instruments, alternative investments (private equity, hedge funds, real estate funds) and private banking.