Joint valuation of retirement – friendship at risk

Client: Private limited liability company

Industry: Medical supplier

Two entrepreneurs who started out as friends now wanted to go their separate ways. One of them wanted to pursue the joint ICT service branch while the other preferred the joint trade branch. The structure had to be divided and the gentlemen could not reach agreement. They asked Nederhof to act as an independent valuation expert.

Nederhof issued a valuation that could be used as a basis for the proposed division. However, the negotiations reached an impasse when venture capitalists on the ICT side got involved (who had their own ideas about the value).

The gentlemen resolved the issue on their own, without any advisors. They repaired the cracks in their friendship and parted on amicable terms. Nederhof’s level-headed approach turned out to be the deciding factor.