The services Quintas offers are focused on corporate value creation.
We provide expert services in:
1. Independent Valuations
2. Value Enhancement Strategies
3. Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments
4. Negotiation Support
5. Advisory Board Services


Independent Valuations

Quintas has strong expertise in valuations gained from over 10 years’ experience and well in excess of 130 valuations prepared.
We have proven experience in financial valuations for:

  • Companies and shares
  • Businesses and specific business assets
  • Intangible assets
  • Share options and other derivatives
  • Contractual rights


The contexts of our valuation experience are extensive and include:

  • Transaction Support
  • Strategic Options Reviews
  • Independent Experts Reports
  • Tax Compliance
  • Accounting Compliance
  • Executive Incentive Schemes and Other Share-based Payments
  • Expert Evidence for Courts


Transaction Support

Robust valuation analysis has the potential to provide critical insight into risk and return opportunities for existing and potential investors. This typically translates to improved financial outcomes for our clients.

The valuation analysis highlights important issues, which when supported by market data provides our clients with considered decision support and defensible commercial negotiation position.

Examples of our transaction support services include:

  • Buying and selling companies, businesses and assets
  • Shareholder entrance / exit
  • Evaluation competing options
  • 3rd Party licensing agreements


Strategic Options Reviews

Clear thinking about the strategic options available to business owners and managers is typically enhanced significantly by considered value analysis.

Quintas has provided value analysis for many companies ranging from large listed corporates to high-growth smaller private companies in diverse contexts such as:

  • Divest or hold
  • Merger options
  • Product/category growth options
  • Customer contract options


Tax Compliance & Planning

Revenue authorities are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their identification of potential revenue risks and, as a consequence, the taxpayer positions to be reviewed. We have previously provided valuation services for the ATO and various State Revenue Offices.

Quintas provides market value opinions to support tax documentation, including reviews for:

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Share Buy-Backs
  • Unlisted Shares for ESS Schemes
  • Allocation of Value to Underlying Assets
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Commercial Arm’s Length Arrangements


Accounting Compliance

We have extensive experience in market value analysis and reporting to support accounting compliance for Australia, U.S. and other international reporting entities under AIFRS, USGAAP and IFRS.

Examples of our extensive experience in accounting compliance includes:

  • Purchase Price Allocations
  • Impairment Testing (carrying value reviews) of Assets and Cash Generating Units
  • Share-based Payments


Executive Incentive Schemes and Other Share-based Payments

Quintas has undertaken a significant number of valuation and related engagements for executive and senior management incentive schemes for listed and private companies. Consequently we have analysed a diverse range of plans and schemes across a range of industries/sectors.

These engagements included:

  • Valuing Share-based Payments for accounting purposes
  • Analysis of alternate incentive structures (for example cash versus equity) that optimise risk and return for both parties
  • Calibration of business plan outcomes and executive remuneration Quintas provides expert input into both the measurement of and the structure and terms of incentive schemes for executives and senior management.


Expert Evidence for Disputes and Courts

We have provided expert valuation evidence for the Federal Court and Victorian Supreme Court in the context of valuation related disputes. Examples of our valuation experience includes:

  • Shares in a private company in the context of the contesting of a will
  • Technology assets in a shareholder dispute
  • Goodwill and other intangible assets in a sale proceeds allocation dispute
  • Business value in a Family Law settlement dispute

The evidence we have provided has been recognised as clear, concise and considered.


Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments

A robust valuation framework provides a solid basis for transaction advisory services.

Quintas has lead and executed numerous acquisitions and divestments over the past decade. Our advice is impartial; we do not become unduly caught up in the transaction – we remain pragmatic and are committed to providing advice that is focused on increasing shareholder value.

Our services include providing our clients with a filter that, while cognisant of our client’s objectives, remove the emotion typically associated with landmark transactions.

Our industry sectors represented include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Engineering Services
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Publishing
  • Media
  • Health
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
  • Education & Training Services
  • Research and Development

For our SME clients, Quintas typically provides the lead advisory role, taking full project management responsibility and co-ordinating with the client’s nominated managers, accountants, tax and legal advisers.

Our clients entrust us to take full carriage of the transaction project to ensure they remain focussed on their business. We work closely with the client’s accountant and legal advisers to ensure their knowledge of the business history is utilised to the client’s benefit.

Our services cover the full spectrum of transaction advisory including:

Buy Side Advisory

  • Strategic Analysis / Growth Strategy
  • Target Search & Approach
  • Target Screening
  • Target Valuation
  • Operational & Financial Deal Structures
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiations
  • Post-Merger Integration

Sell Side Advisory

  • Exit Planning – (Preferably 2 to 3 years ahead of a planned transaction)
  • Strategic Analysis & Indicative Valuation
  • Vendor Due Diligence
  • Target Segment Analysis
  • Target Screening
  • Target Investment Value Analysis
  • Negotiations
  • Sale and Purchase Agreement – Co-ordination


Advisory Board Roles

Our knowledge and advice is sometimes sought in the capacity of an Advisory Board member. Examples when this can add particular value to our client’s businesses are:

  • When the company is embarking on significant milestone events and requires additional strategic input at the Board level for a defined period of time
  • When the Board composition is lacking in the required technical knowledge to address critical strategic issues
  • When the Board can benefit from external viewpoints that challenge existing thinking
  • When a company has adequate internal resources to execute a milestone plan/initiative, however, some senior guidance is required to provide important input at critical periods
  • When the information provided to the Board needs to be improved as it does not adequately inform or address the key issues requiring attention and decisions

Our experience is that Advisory Board roles can offer a highly attractive cost benefit opportunity as they provide technical experience and strategic input for a relatively modest outlay.

Quintas provides Advisory Board services, particularly in the context of overseeing, or providing input, into medium term initiatives that take place over a period of 6 to 9 months.