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Intangible Assets – The Secret Sauce to Business Valuation

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Intangible Assets – The Secret Sauce to Business Valuation

By , October 5, 2020
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Michael Masterson, Managing Director for EverEdge Australia and New Zealand, speaks about the importance of valuing the intangible assets of your business. In this episode, he recounts how to identify and build value into these assets, underlining the key issue being that intangible assets are often ignored because you can’t see them. He advises that you can’t value what you don’t know or understand, so works in identifying and leveraging these assets to build a competitive edge. Michael promotes that you need to identify the strategic value of your intangible assets by not only considering what they are worth to you, but what they are worth to someone else.

Michael is part of the senior management team at EverEdge, a global intangible asset advisory, valuation and transaction specialist. He helps companies and investors unlock their competitive edge by identifying, valuing and monetizing their intangible assets. Michael has several decades of experience in working for, or with, high-growth businesses, helping them evaluate innovations and opportunities and develop robust commercialization and risk management strategies, which result in increased revenues and profitability margins. Michael has also founded of a number of successful start-ups and was integral to turning around two mid-sized companies in the logistics and FMCG sectors, taking both from significant losses to profit within nine months.

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Craig West

Craig West

Executive Chairman | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant with over 20 years of experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice has provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners.

In March 2014, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of the SME Association of Australia, Australia’s largest small business organisation representing over 300,000 business owners.

In October 2014, he was awarded the Exit Planner of the Year at the Exit Planning Institute Annual Conference in Texas, USA, due to his innovative development of an exit planning process to help business owners maximise business value and achieve a successful exit.

Craig’s proprietary structure - a Peak Performance Trust - has won the Australia-wide award for the Employee Share Ownership Plan of the year twice in four years.

In November 2018, Craig launched SME Experts in partnership with Mark Bouris’ Mentored on Podcast One and quickly grew the monthly podcast audience to over 26,500 downloads; in October 2019, he released a new podcast focused on medium-sized businesses - Mid-Market Matters.

In July 2021, Craig joined the NSW Committee for STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) – focusing on advising families across generations.

Craig has also launched a SaaS platform, Capitaliz (which captures the 21-step process), to assist other advisers internationally deliver advisory services at scale.

In November 2021, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of NSW Leaders, a business mentoring group for leading NSW businesses.

In July 2022, Craig West received the award of Doctor of Business Administration for his research thesis titled “Examination of the key factors driving business exit options in Australian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

Craig is passionate about encouraging business owners to think strategically, maximise the value of their business and achieve a successful exit.

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