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Valuation, Modeling & Economics


The need for transparent and robust valuations and fairness opinions to support corporate transactions and to meet regulatory and accounting requirements has increased. But justifying the value of assets and liabilities has grown more complex and critical for most businesses.

Our experienced professionals bring excellence in finance, accounting, taxation, and financial due diligence to provide you with valuation advice for a multitude of purposes.

Regular business valuations

  • Transactional / strategic business valuations
  • Fairness opinions
  • Second opinions
  • Tax valuations
  • Value management
  • Strategic decision support
  • Valuation support, e.g. in arbitration proceedings or WACC calculations

Regulatory valuations

  • „Public“ fairness opinions
  • Valuations according to Art. 42 para. 4 FMIO-FINMA
  • Valuations in relation with contributions in kind
  • Valuations for the purpose of a foundation report

Accounting driven valuation services

  • Purchase price allocations according to IFRS 3 and US GAAP ASC 805
  • Impairment testing (value in use and fair value less costs of disposal) according to IAS 36 and US GAAP ASC 350
  • Share based payment schemes and option valuation according to IFRS 2 and US GAAP ASC 718
  • Valuation of intangible assets
  • Valuation of financial instruments according to IAS 39 / IFRS 9 / IFRS 13 and US GAAP ASC 820

Financial Modeling

Broadly said, we define "business modeling" as the process of forecasting financial data of a company or a project using cause-and-effect relationships among operational, investment and financial variables. Financial models are usually created in Excel (or Access) and are generally based on non-financial information (i.e. value and cost drivers, exogenous factors), which is then processed to deliver prospective financial information such as integrated financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements), key performance indicators (KPIs) or yes/no/maybe-decisions as outputs to support managerial decision-making in case of uncertainty.

Building an effective business model/financial model, whether it is to evaluate a transaction, a new market opportunity or for other strategic purposes, is a complex and difficult task.
Our business modeling professionals can help you carry out the model review, model support and model-build activities you need to make key decisions and improve your strategic outcomes.

Our modeling services

Our financial modeling services are structured into:

  • Model build & decision support (build a financial model according to your specifications)
  • Model review (technical review of an existing model and issue an EY review opinion)
  • Modeling training (in-house training courses for financial modeling)

Our recent models

Our solutions not only support and augment strategic planning and decision making, but also mitigate the risks in the use and reliance on financial models. Over the last couple of years, we developed financial models in the following areas:

  • Strategic planning and forecasting
  • Liquidity and cash flow planning
  • Financing (debt & equity)
  • Transaction modeling, M&A and carve out
  • Pricing and cost/benefit analysis
  • Net working capital planning
  • Standardized PPA models and impairment test models


Contact us

To find out more, please contact one of our specialists:

E-Mail to EY Louis Siegrist
Leader Valuation, Modeling & Economics
+41 58 286 21 31

E-Mail to EY Hannes Schobinger
Valuation, Modeling & Economics
+41 58 286 42 91

E-Mail to EY Marc Filleux
Valuation, Modeling & Economics
+41 58 286 36 60

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EY - Valuation Market Essentials Switzerland – 31 December 2017

Our publications give an overview of market multiples and cost of capital components per industry and include also relevant macro-economic data used in business and other valuations.

EY_Valuation and Business Modeling Switzerland  

EY financial modeling group

We offer a broad range of services in financial modeling. Learn more about EY's business and financial modeling group in Switzerland