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The economic swamp in which many companies find themselves has highlighted the need for a credible valuation that reflects the true worth of a business.

Up-to-date valuations are crucial when the owner or management want to sell the business, but equally important for regulatory compliance, good governance, applying for loans or renewing insurance policies.

Johann de Lange, valuation expert and co-founder of Worth.Business, says it is rather risky to attempt an “in-house” valuation if there is not sufficient knowledge of the methodology and underlying assumptions which are needed to get a credible valuation.

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