Valuations & Disputes Case Study: Food Industry | FTI Consulting

Valuations & Disputes Case Study: Food Processing Industry

Food Processing Case Study

Economic Consulting

August 27, 2020

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In a dispute between a juice and dairy producer and a Middle Eastern state, FTI Consulting was appointed to provide independent expert witness evidence before an international arbitral tribunal on the loss suffered by the claimant.

Situation

The claimant, a company producing juice and dairy products in the Middle East, considered that the respondent, a Middle Eastern state, had unlawfully threatened expropriating the land on which its producing facilities were located, thereby preventing it from making the investment necessary to sustain its operations.

The claimant sought relief for the loss caused by these measures, including losses of market share and in turn of revenues and profits.

Our Role

FTI Consulting was appointed to provide independent expert witness evidence and assess the loss to the claimant as a result of the harmful measures. FTI Consulting’s experts assessed the capital expenditures that the claimant would likely have made in the absence of these measures and built a sophisticated discounted cash flow model comparing the financial performances of the claimant with and without these capital expenditures.

FTI Consulting experts’ assessment of the performance of the claimant in the absence of the harmful measures relied on several relevant benchmarks, such as comparable projects in similar countries and the performance of competitors of the claimant in the host state during the relevant period.

FTI Consulting’s experts concluded that the claimant had made significant losses as a result of the state’s adverse measures and provided the tribunal with a robust assessment of these losses based on a discounted cash flow model.


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