A business is worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. That said, a starting position and some parameters for negotiation are often essential.
Guidance on business value is available from business brokers, journalists, accountants, those that have sold firms and of course, those trying to buy them. Our valuations are based on our proprietary methodology, developed while working through hundreds of relevant transactions and are free from perverse incentives.
You wouldn’t expect the dealer in a casino to be on your side, so why assume anyone involved in the purchase of your firm is? You need impartial guidance from an organisation with no incentive to do anything other than a professional job.
It would be nice if there was a single, definitive number that represented the price any third party should pay for a business. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that. You need the facts, delivered in accessible language.
Qualitative and quantitative factors are important. Whatever the prevailing circumstances, you need both the numbers and the context, so you can fully understand what's being presented to you and what to do with it.
Our approach to valuing a business is predicated on a sound understanding of the fundamentals, coupled with deep practical experience and a lack of incentive to drive the price either up or down.
Obtain a comprehensive, independent and impartial assessment of the value of a firm, using our proprietary valuation methodology, appraising the firm on the basis of historic performance and future cashflows.
Understand the composition of the valuation range, the various potential purchaser’s different perspectives and the factors that determine where in the range, the unbiased value should sit.
A presentation summarises the valuation and provides guidance on how to interpret the information and use it in various circumstances. The financial model is yours to keep, so you can update it in the future.
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