The basis of the valuation is publicly available financial information and additional insights provided by the companies themselves.
Due to the nature of the technology sector (low debt ratio), we only evaluate equity as the enterprise value and equity value, in this case, are fairly similar.
The equity value is calculated as follows:
The valuation was conducted by Prudentia, in collaboration with Siena Secondary Fund. The sources for publicly available information are Crunchbase, Infopank, Mergermarket, Startup Estonia.
1 A fast-growing technology company that has at least one Estonian founder or registered in Estonia AND the company headquarter or a significant part (20% of the employees) of development activities is in Estonia.
2 If the majority of shares of the company has been sold or it has merged with a new company, the new company is valued (provided that it meets condition 1). If the acquirer was a fund or a financial investor, the same company will continue to be valued.
in collaboration with Nasdaq Tallinn,
conducts on an annual basis a ranking of TOP 101 most valued companies in Estonia and Latvia:
including Eesti Energia, Tallink, Swedbank etc.
However, using the conventional comparable multiples valuation model,where EV/EBITDA ratio is used as a valuation metric, the list inevitably excludes growth enterprises due to a lack of historical profitability.
The success stories of Skype, Wise, Playtech, among many others following, has shed light on the fact that the technology sector is an increasingly substantial part of the Estonian economy. For this reason, we find it important to adjust the conventional valuation methods in order to high-growth companies and encourage more discussion in society regarding the relevance of the technology sector in Estonia.
Thus, in partnership with Siena Secondary Fund we are compiling a special ranking of TOP 30 Estonia’s most valuable technology companies.
The mission of the TOPTech ranking is to incorporate the most valuable local technology companies and bring more public attention to their contributions. In specific, we are talking about companies that have an Estonian founder or are registered in Estonia and either the company’s HQ or substantial part of R&D is located in Estonia.