Henk Oosterhout


Henk Oosterhout

Time to Get Tangible about Intangible Assets

  • Intangible assets are playing a more important role in company’s abilities / attempts to create value than ever before
  • Hence, there is a need for companies to become more ‘tangible’ (read: transparent, informative) about these intangibles
  • Ways to do so are:
    • (i) simply release more essential info, whether it is about the corresponding expenses or the capex (there is no strong need to necessarily get all your intangibles on the balance sheet, as long as more info is provided),
    • (ii) be clear how these intangibles assist in generating extra value, and
    • (iii) explain the long-term / sustainable impact of these intangibles (link towards ESG for example)
  • Shareholders / equity analysts have to ask for this info and find ways to make them comparable with each other: how to do this?
  • Why would corporates be inclined to become more informative in this way? One simple reason is that it will also be enlightening for them probably

This session will be held in English language.

Session D-3: Thursday, 3 November 2022 I 4:005:00 pm

Henk Oosterhout, Ph.D., MBA

Kroll | Managing Director Valuation Advisory Services

Henk Oosterhout joined Duff & Phelps (rebranded to Kroll) in 2003. He is a managing director based in the firm’s Amsterdam office. Henk has more than 25 years of valuation consulting experience.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps (rebranded as Kroll), Henk was a managing director at Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting. He also was a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Henk began his career in academia as a professor at Tilburg University and Northwestern University. He specializes in valuation advisory services and has advised clients in a wide variety of industries, including technology, information, communication and entertainment, consumer products, industrial products, energy and financial services.

Henk is a member of the International Valuation Standards Council’s (IVSC) Business Valuation Standards Board. Henk holds a Ph.D. in corporate finance and an M.B.A. in Operations Research and Econometrics from Tilburg University.

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