Performing a valuation of a publicly-traded company is fairly straightforward. When a company’s stock is actively traded on an exchange, the market sets the price and the transaction can be completed in a matter of seconds. A privately-held company, on the other hand, is a different story. An evaluation of a privately-held company requires financial models, investment and return expectations, and ownership constraints to establish an opinion as to what the market may pay.Read More >>
All business owners speculate about the value of their companies. But like most compelling questions, the easy answers are typically not the worthwhile ones. The many myths in the world of business valuation can misguide business owners. Following are the top myths that lead many business owners astray.Read More >>
When you start discussing business valuations with an accounting professional, two terms you will often hear are fair market value and fair value. They sound like they could be interchangeable, but they are, in fact, very different. The standard of value chosen is fundamental to the valuation itself.Read More >>
You are not considering selling your business soon. Fortunately, you are not going through a divorce, and no one has died. So why would you need to pay to find out the value of your business? Some of the many reasons business owners choose to investigate the true value of their business extend far beyond the reasons listed above.
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How much is my company worth? It seems like a simple question. You might be asking it because you are working on your estate plan. Or you may be creating a buy/sell agreement. Or you may be completing your annual business financing applications and personal financial statements and question the appropriate inclusion for your balance sheet. Regardless of the reason you’re asking the question, the answer is the same: you need a business valuation.Read More >>