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Ashley Higgs Corporate finance and transactions
Partner, Valuations

Ashley Higgs

Corporate finance and transactions

Areas of expertise

Share valuation; IP valuation; tax valuation; financial reporting; IFRS3; FRS102; share schemes; restructuring; pricing advice.


Ashley has accumulated over 15 years of valuation experience and specialises in providing expert advice in relation to valuations of businesses and intangible assets for commercial transaction, tax and financial reporting purposes.

He joined Smith & Williamson after 12 years with two Big Four firms where he led their Midlands-based valuation practices within the UK. Prior to this Ashley gained experience as an equity analyst at US investment bank JP Morgan.

Notable achievements

  • Fair valuation of brand and customer intangible assets following high-profile acquisition by FTSE-250 acquirer in accordance with IFRS 3 accounting standard.
  • Pricing and negotiation advice in relation to sale of high-profile sports stadium transaction.
  • Agreement of IP valuation with HMRC to facilitate major restructuring of UK motor manufacturer
  • Determined binding price of shares at which founder of software company would exit.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales’ (ICAEW) Valuations Special Interest group.

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