Maven Libera is an
valuation and advisory firm
Maven Libera owes its genesis to its founders’ desire to build a corporate valuation and advisory firm with a unique DNA; a firm that at its core stands for independence, integrity and objectivity. Our founders are highly experienced in their areas of specialisation, with more than 100 years of combined experience. At Maven Libera shareholder value is at the heart of everything we do.
We work with listed and unlisted companies, super funds, sovereign wealth funds, specialist fund managers, family offices and government departments, helping them, or their clients or stakeholders, to measure or enhance shareholder value.
Maven Libera’s founders each have specific areas of expertise, with agribusiness, energy, financial services, Infrastructure, intellectual property, mining, tax and technology being key focus areas for the firm.
Valuation engagements are commissioned by clients for a variety of reasons, whether elective or compliance driven. Our aim is to arrive at a fair and objective assessment of value.
This is achieved by drawing on the deep experience acquired by our senior resources over the years. We follow a commercial and pragmatic approach and report in a clear and easily understood manner.
Maven Libera offers clients a diverse suite of advisory services, which reflect the broad skill set and deep sector experience of our founders. Our advisory experience includes financial services, energy, agribusiness, intellectual property, mining, tax and technology.
Clients who use our services value our deep sector knowledge and experience in completing complex engagements.
Valuations for financial reporting purposes (incentive plan valuations, valuations for unit pricing purposes, purchase price allocations (including intangible asset valuations). Tax valuations such as income tax, transfer pricing or stamp duty valuations.
FEASIBILITY AND COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
Prepared for clients who are considering an investment and want to ensure decision making is supported by sound due diligence and modelling that considers the impact of changing market conditions and the impact of key variables on investment outcomes.
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
Provided to clients involved in often complex litigation, where there is a need for deep sector experience.
TRANSACTION SUPPORT SERVICES
Preparation of information memorandum, financial model development or review, data room management, due diligence support.
Valuations called for by a shareholders’ agreement.
M&A RELATED VALUATIONS
Undertaken for medium and large sized business.
Roles our team have taken on in recent years include business valuations, purchase price allocation and intangible asset valuations, litigation focused expert work, agribusiness due diligence and transaction facilitation, feasibility and cost-benefit analysis and incentive plan valuations.
Maven Libera is proudly top-heavy. We aim to be selective about the work we take on, preferring complex and challenging engagements where our senior team’s skill and experience can provide clients with maximum value.
Danie has had a professional career spanning 25 years to date, during which time he has worked with clients such as investment banks, legal firms, professional services firms, listed and unlisted public companies and fund managers.
Megan has worked in valuations and strategy for more than 20 years, during which time she has held senior positions at PWC, working in valuations and strategy.
Mark is an experienced corporate advisor and valuations expert, with over 20 years of experience at a corporate level, focused on valuations
Shane has 30 years experience in agribusiness. He has a common-sense approach and a management first philosophy on investment into agribusiness.
Harry is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and he is experienced in corporate credit, investment banking, private equity and valuations.
Shareholder value is at the heart of everything we do. We therefore approach every engagement with the same starting point, and that is to obtain a deep and clear understanding of the value drivers within your business. To do this every engagement focuses on building strong relationships and gaining a good knowledge of the company, its management team and assets.
You will soon realise that it is easy to do business with us.
We follow a well-tested fundamental approach whilst ensuring that the commercial realities are fully considered in the advice being provided.
Our lean structure and flexible operating environment allows us to invest more time in our clients, and we do this free from conflicts of interest. Getting to know our clients, their business and their people helps us to better measure or enhance shareholder value. We look forward to introducing you to the Maven Libera team.
Maven Libera is
who we are…
A Maven is a person considered to be an expert in their chosen field, while Libera is Latin for independent.
Our firm owes its existence to its founding shareholders’ desire to build a corporate valuation and advisory firm that provides its clients with highly experienced resources and services (Maven), which are truly independent, both in appearance and in fact (Libera).
Most common methods of valuing Long Term Incentive schemes, such as Black Scholes, overvalue performance awards, because they do not take into account performance hurdles. This not only fails to capture the fair value as required by AASB 2, but also results in an overstatement of the share-based payment expense.
Megan Raynal discusses valuation of wind farms through the project lifecycle. She covers the development stage, the green fields/ construction stage and the operational / brownfield stage.
Infrastructure as an asset class has become increasingly popular over the past 10 years. These investments generally provide high and stable yields, which are attractive to superannuation and pension funds focused on providing returns for ageing populations. Megan Raynal discusses how competitive pressures for new assets are forcing fund managers to adopt new approaches to infrastructure acquisitions.
Megan Raynal discusses a number of key infrastructure trends and how these affect infrastructure valuations. Competitive pressures and higher interest rates may place pressure on returns in the infrastructure sector. Each asset class in infrastructure is different, however, and some may benefit from the latest trends.