CFO Network seminar much valued by attendees
Published on May 19, 2011 under CFO
About 30 guests attended the Institute’s headquarters on Erskine Street in Sydney for some networking with fellow CFOs and two presentations on valuations.
Valuation is a key area for CFOs to understand, keep up to date with the latest trends and also be across the various valuation methodologies, particularly when we don’t touch it every day.
There’s no doubt we’re operating in interesting times. We’ve seen a lot of changes occur in the market over the last few years, bank lending is more challenging, raising capital across various industries is tricky and accounting standards are more stringent. Because of this valuing businesses and goodwill has become more difficult and complex.
The event’s speakers were both highly regarded experts in their fields and extremely knowledgeable in the area of business and commercial valuations. The seminar bought together two different aspects of valuations to give a complete picture on how the current market is influencing valuations.
Wayne Lonergan from Lonergan Edwards & Associates delivered an interesting presentation on valuations trends with particular emphasis on public companies that have to undertake annual impairment testing of goodwill as a result of business combination under IFRS methodology. Wayne also covered the trends in enterprise value, multiples and discount rates. (See Wayne's presentation slides below)