About us

Lonergan Edwards & Associates Limited (LEA) is a specialist valuation firm providing valuation advice and expert reports, primarily for public listed company transactions, litigation, regulatory and tax disputes.

We have a breadth and depth of valuation experience that is unmatched in the Australian marketplace:

  • One of the largest specialist valuation practices in Australia (by team size)
  • Unique blend of professional qualifications (PhD) and experience (financial, accounting, actuarial, investment banking, private equity, industry)
  • Our Directors have prepared over 10,000 valuation reports, including:
    – some of Australia’s largest and most complex valuation assignments
    – many hundreds of Independent Expert Reports for publicly listed companies
  • Undertaken equity and business valuations during every stage of the economic and business cycle
  • Wide range and depth of industry experience
  • Extensive litigation experience having provided expert evidence in numerous court cases in almost every legal jurisdiction in Australia

We are widely acknowledged as Australia’s leading technical expert in valuation related matters:

  • Our Directors are highly qualified and recognised experts in their field
  • Our Directors have held numerous distinguished appointments in professional organisations and regulatory bodies including the Companies & Securities Advisory Committee, the Australian Accounting Standards Board, International Accounting Standards Board, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, IFRIC and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
  • Well known for thought leadership, exemplified by more than 100 published technical papers on valuations and associated financial and accounting matters
  • Wayne Lonergan’s text, The Valuation of Businesses, Shares and Other Equity, is the leading valuation text in Australia
  • Actively involved in providing time and expertise to educational and professional development courses through the University of Sydney, the Financial Services Institute of Australia, KAPLAN Professional, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Macquarie University

We provide impartial, objective and independent valuation advice:

  • The valuation of shares, derivatives, businesses and other assets is our primary focus
  • Free of potential conflicts of interest that may occur at firms that also provide auditing, accounting, tax or banking services
Most of our work comes from repeat clients or referrals. We believe this says a lot about the quality of advice and service we provide.

– Wayne Lonergan & Craig Edwards