EXTERNAL AUDITS

An external audit by a certified company auditor is a valuable tool in any decision-making process. We conduct our assessments to ensure that you receive high-quality financial information.

Our clients include industrial and commercial companies, public sector bodies and municipal associations, as well as the healthcare sector. We can also be appointed as legal experts, guardians or interim administrators by the courts.

AUDITS OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

ACF Group is able to provide any legal service relating to account certification, contractual audit and spot audits:

  • Annual and consolidated account audit: in line with Belgian, Luxembourg or IFRS accounting standards.
  • Statutory audit: statutory audit mandates for Luxembourg public limited companies.
Legal services

Under the law and various regulations, we are also able to provide other legal services:

  • Contributions in kind and quasi contributions
  • Conversion of legal status
  • Liquidation
  • Mergers and divisions
  • Environmental certification (Fost Plus, Val-I-Pack etc.)
  • Interim dividend distribution and share issuance below par value
Legal expertise

We offer legal expertise for arbitration and mediation cases. This can include:

  • compensation and damages valuation
  • bankruptcy prevention
  • restructuring plan assessment
  • action to take for legal restructuring

Company assessments

Business, activity area and client assessments. If you are planning to sell your activities or restructure your assets, we can assess your company using economic and financial methods.

Great value! At the right price!

The purchase or sale of a company requires expert assistance during the assessment stage, given the importance of the operation for both sellers and buyers. With a financial assessment of the company based on its financial statements, you will be in a position to open negotiations armed with information on the company’s theoretical value, calculated using financial assessment methods.

These company valuation methods, which are drawn from current financial theory, can be divided into four approaches. The first centres on the company’s asset value; the second takes account of the company’s performance; the third uses “mixed” methods, which encompass both asset and performance considerations, while the fourth group covers empirical or comparative methods..

Expert assistance will prove essential during a sale or acquisition, given the highly specific nature of company assessment. Your choice of approach will depend on  the company’s circumstances and on the  nature of the business; the assessment parameters will play a decisive role, such as specific macroeconomic data, company growth, economic adjustments, the company’s  past and future investments, and company-specific risks connected to its business area and structure and sectorial risks.,…

It is important, though, to make the distinction between what we understand by a company’s  value and its price; while a company’s financial value is based on a theoretical evaluation, its price is the result of a transaction between the buyer and the seller that reflects a number of objective and subjective considerations that arise during negotiations (opportunities, strategy, synergies that a buyer will take into consideration in assessing an investment, etc.) while also taking account of the impact of supply and demand on the price of the transaction.

COMPANY TRANSFERS

Due diligence

The takeover or sale of a company is an important operation that is often of strategic significance and which can frequently involve large sums. In such a situation, you will want prior information on the value of the company, on structural possibilities and on opportunities to optimise operations from a legal and tax-related perspective. The would-be buyer will also want a degree of assurance on the accuracy of the financial statements provided by the other party (due diligence), as well as information on the benefits of potential synergies and possible risks relating to the transaction. Operations of this kind consequently require an in-depth analysis of the company’s circumstances.

Assistance

Expert assistance allows the business transfer process to run more smoothly..

The acquisition or sale of a company requires expert assistance, given its importance for both sellers and buyers. A company assessment based on financial statements allows you to open negotiations with a clear understanding of the company’s financial value.

We provide support and assistance during negotiations and throughout the transfer process; at your request, we will connect you with a potential seller or buyer.

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