Sman Business Value makes use of a strict policy of confidentiality.This means that references and client names, except in cases that are already public, will not be mentioned.

Since the foundation of Sman Business Value – now over 20 years ago – our firm carried out many (1,000+) assignments for medium and large (listed at the stock exchange) enterprises, but also for small and medium size enterprises.Those assignments are spread over almost all branches.

Our clients and references are often the advisors to businesses.We are contacted by leading lawyers’ and accounting firms, but managing directors, entrepreneurs, and Board of Directors know to find us as well.

Generally speaking, we can indicate that our firm has consulted on assignments whereby we collaborate with many leading law firms. 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 provided advice on assignments whereby there was collaboration with all “Big Four” accounting firms, as well as many small and medium accountanting firms.

Partners of Sman Business Value are regularly appointed as court expert by the judiciary, among others by the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. Appointments also take place by various Chambers of Commerce and the Dutch Arbitration Institute. They are registered with the respective registers such as the Dutch National Register for Legal Experts and DIX, the experts’ register of and for the judiciary for civil and administrational legal proceedings.

For the Dutch 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.