Sman Business Value makes use of a strict policy of confidentiality. This means that references and client names, apart from assignments that are already in the open, will never be mentioned.
Since the foundation of Sman Business Value – over 20 years ago – our firm has carried out many assignments for medium and large (listed on the stock exchange) companies, as well as for small and medium enterprises. Those assignments are spread over almost all industry sectors.
Within Sman Business Value, broad knowledge and experience are available with large-scale damages investigations with significant financial interests, both in the role of party consultant and in the role of independent, legal expert.
Our clients and referrers are often the advisors to businesses. We are contacted by leading law firms and accounting firms, but managing directors, entrepreneurs, and Board of Directors know where to find us as well. Generally speaking, we can indicate that our firm has advised on assignments in which we collaborate with many leading law firms in The Netherlands. Those include: NautaDutilh, Loyens&Loeff, Houthoff Buruma, Allen&Overy, Stibbe, CMS Derks Star Busmann, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn, Clifford Chance, Van Doorne, Boekel De Nerée, Dirkzwager, Kenndy Van der Laan, Baker & McKenzie, VMW Taxand, Ploum Lodder Princen, Dommerholt, BarentsKrans, Simmons & Simmons.
Furthermore, we have advised on assignment whereby we collaborate with all “Big Four” accounting firms, as well as with vary many medium-sized and smaller accounting fimrs.
Partners of Sman Business Value are regularly appointed as court experts by the judiciary, among other things by the Dutch Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. Appointments also take place by various Chambers of Commerce and the Dutch Arbitration Institute. As experts they are registered with the respective registers, such as the Dutch National Register of Legal Experts and DIX, the experts’ register of and for the judiciary for civil and administrative judicial procedures.
For the Enterprise Chamber, Sman Business Value has carried out valuations within the framework of various sizable buy-out procedures, such as Gucci Group N.V. (turnover: € 4.9 billion), and IFCO Systems N.V. (turnover: € 1.0 billion). Furthermore, Sman Business Value consults twelve law firms on the procedure carried out by the Dutch Enterprise Chamber with regard to indemnification of expropriated holders of stock and bondholders of SNS REAAL.