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WHAT IS A SPAC? A SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) raises capital through the initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring an existing operating company. Generally, a SPAC is formed by a group of sponsors, well-known investors or private equity firms. It became a preferred way for them to take private companies
Given the uncertainties associated with valuation of biotech enterprises, valuers can put stronger effort in benchmarking. A solid pool of comparable listed companies and comparable transaction will be highly useful to support valuation assumptions at different clinical trial phase.
The latest 2020 edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) marks an important milestone towards harmonising valuation practice worldwide. Valtech has been closely following the development of IVS. IVS is applicable in many of our valuation engagements looking for consistency and transparency for potential investment decisions.
Business Valuation for Private Equity and Venture Capital (VC) Business valuation consultants play a key role to take the perspective of the private equity firm that is evaluating potential investments. The private equity class stretches from venture capital (VC)—working with early stage companies that in many cases have no or minimal revenues but