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Tech Talk with Caryn: Business Valuation

There are a number of reasons why businesses may need to be valued, find out more during this webinar

R 475
Category Practice Management
Accredited SAIBA
CPD Hours 2
Effort 2 Hours
Duration 2 Hours
Format Webinar
Level N/A
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Optional
Study Material No

What you will learn

By the end of this event the participant will: 

  • Know what business valuation is; 

  • Understand business valuation drivers; 

  • Know how to assess the required rate of return; 

  • Understand the most common business valuation methods; and 

  • Know how to construct your argument.   

Study Units

What is business valuation? 

Business valuation drivers.

Relationship of risk and return.

Assessing the required rate of return.

How risk and return affect business valuation.

Constructing your argument.


Who should attend 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Professional Accountants including: RA(SA), CA(SA),PA(SA) and BAP(SA); 

  • Accounting officers;  

  • Tax practitioners; and 

  • Bookkeepers. 


There are a number of reasons why businesses may need to be valued. The most common reason is when a business is being sold. In that instance it is obvious why both the seller and the buyer would be interested in knowing the "true" value of the business.  

Other drivers for business valuation include internal reorganisation and requests from lenders or investors who want to know what the business is worth before committing themselves. It is worth noting that there is more than one method of valuing a business. The method(s) chosen will depend on the type of business as well as the reason for selling it.  

In this webinar Caryn will be looking at how you can arrive at a value for a business using various techniques, from assessing the intrinsic value of a business to basing the value on future earnings.



  • This webinar will be available from 4 March 2020. 


Caryn Maitland is a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002, Caryn has lectured Auditing and Accounting at various institutions and has conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics.