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Helena Martins

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Helena Martins is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. She is a member of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in South Africa. Helena is the Valuations Services leader within FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance practice in South Africa.

She has more than 15 years of valuations experience after having served approximately 9 years in the valuation leadership teams of Deloitte, KPMG and EY. Although Helena’s engagements have focussed on valuing South African businesses and assets, she has valued businesses and provided valuation related services for assets located in several emerging markets, including: Angola, Brazil, Cameroon, DRC, India, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of Congo, Russia, Tanzania and Tunisia.

Her valuation experience includes inter alia, independent corporate business valuations for transactions and strategic decisions, fairness opinions (for the stock exchange in Johannesburg (JSE Limited)) and fair & reasonable opinions (under the South African Companies Act i.r.o. the Takeover Regulations), audit support valuations for impairment testing (IAS 36), purchase price allocations as required by IFRS 3, valuation inputs into IFRS 2 determinations (i.r.o. share-based payments), valuations i.r.o. South African Reserve Bank approvals to support authorised dealer submissions, valuation opinions to support submissions to the South African Revenue Services and other taxation authorities, dispute valuations (non-speaking, non-binding), working capital and going concern reviews, valuation-related financial models as well as economic obsolescence calculations on tangible asset valuations.

Helena’s role has ranged from sign-off partner on assignments covering the spectrum of valuations set out alongside above, concurring reviews, as well as technical direction and quality control (including reviews conducted for Anglophone African regional practices). During her tenure at Deloitte she contributed significantly to the growth of that division. She also facilitated the growth of the “Fund Valuation” offering and introduced the “Economic obsolescence” offering in that valuation service line.

Some recent valuation assignments undertaken by Helena include Fund valuations for Kagiso Capital; Economic obsolescence for the tangible asset fair valuation of the Transnet Ports Terminals moveable assets for IFRS purposes; Fairness opinions on each of the disposals by Aveng to Kutana Construction of Trident Steel and Grinaker LTA. Fairness as well as Fair & Reasonable opinions for the delisting of Sovereign Foods from the JSE Limited; Valuation-related procedures in respect of employee share scheme instruments for Naspers; Valuation procedures for Afgri’s non-core services as part of a significant restructure; Purchase Price Allocation in respect of the acquisition by Exxaro of Total Coal SA; Valuation input for audit support purposes i.r.o. various audits.

Helena holds a B.Acc., post-graduate degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.


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