Matt Smith and Jean-Luc “JL” Johnstone are members of CleverProfits’ team of advisors. JL is a certified chartered accountant in South Africa with more than seven years of advising experience focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions throughout South Africa, the UK, and Ireland. Matt is a chartered accountant and Account Manager who is also in South Africa. He spent over a year as a junior lecturer at Rhodes University. Matt and JL completed their 3-year traineeship at Moore Cape Town, focusing on Audit. As CleverProfits’ advisors, they’re responsible for helping our organization settle on the ideal choices concerning risk management and expansion.

Matt and JL join me today to discuss the most critical aspect of valuations and what makes them different from pricing. They explain the three universal approaches to valuations and why there’s nothing wrong with having high or low valuations. They provide their thoughts on overvalued companies post-pandemic and the current state of the valuation industry. They also describe scenarios where price and value aren’t necessarily high or low.

“Capital is drying up around the world, and it is a little bit concerning.” – Matt Smith

This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:

  • The most important aspect of valuations
  • How valuations help you understand your business
  • The three universal approaches to valuations
  • Incentivizing low and high valuations
  • The difference between pricing and valuations
  • Factors that affect both price and value
  • Situations where value and price aren’t high or low
  • Their thoughts on Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout proposal
  • The state of the valuation industry
  • Are there too many overvalued companies

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