No Match Found
Corporate Value Advisory Leader, Deals
As a valuation expert, my workday sits at the intersection of commerciality, independence, subjectivity, and fairness – even if that intersection sometimes feels like Times Square, New York or Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo. That’s because the range of work in Corporate Value Advisory (CVA) is so diverse, the analytics we do is always changing and the clients we service range from those in the ASX50 to small private enterprises. But our team wouldn’t have it any other way.
In CVA, we thrive on commercial decision-making, data and analytics, and solving problems. Often, it’s when the clock is ticking, and a deal needs to be closed out, that our wide-ranging experience and vast network is most valuable to our clients – and value is at the heart of everything we do in CVA.
So, what pressures have we been staring down during the past twelve months, and what’s in store for the coming year?
There are plenty of macro factors at play in the market right now (inflation, interest rates, supply-chain pressures, and geopolitical tensions), so there’s a need for dealmakers to adjust expectations. Yet it’s fair to say there are plenty of deals opportunities out there. Capital is still readily available, and companies that are bold enough to seek growth could be well rewarded.
In the next 12 months our CVA team will focus on:
How can we make the best use of alternate delivery models? How can we innovate and create new opportunities?
How do we continue to drive the automation and digitisation of our data and evaluation process? This, in turn, allows our team to focus on what’s really important to our clients, such as delivering high-end commercial advice.
Where are the gaps in the market? Where can we grow our practice? Where are the career opportunities for our people?
Speaking of career opportunities, in CVA we attract a broad (but very talented) range of candidates. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and bring a whole host of skills, from engineering to geology, and from accounting to analytics.
What we all have in common, however, is that we fundamentally enjoy working together - alongside our clients - and are proud of what we create and deliver in the market. Our clients want us to make the most of the capital that’s available to them at any one moment – to do deals efficiently and effectively. This can only be achieved with a strong technical understanding of risk and return, plus a talent for creating value. That’s what we do. I’m privileged to lead a team with precisely those qualities.
In a series of eight articles, our Deals leaders reflect on the year that has been and the market outlook ahead, speaking to the value they bring to a deal and what makes their team tick.