Do You Know What Your Business Is Worth?
When it comes to selling your business, it is becoming a “buyer’s market.” Baby boomers are retiring and selling their businesses all at once. Simply put, buyers will have numerous choices when looking to invest in a company.
This is why now, more than ever, your business valuation is critical.
A Complex Process
Estimating the value of your business enterprise is much more complicated than merely assessing your financials and estimating a dollar amount a potential buyer may be willing to pay for the business. Numerous factors are used to determine the true valuation of your enterprise.
For example, the value placed on a business is related to the purpose for which the value is being determined. A business valuation for estate and gift tax purposes differs from a business valuation for the dissolution of partnership. Regardless of the purpose, in most cases, the valuation of an ongoing enterprise is determined from the economic benefit derived by the use of the business' tangible and intangible assets.
There is an array of internal and external factors that impact the value of a business. Each valuation engagement is one of a kind and requires conscientious deliberation of the facts, a detailed analysis of the financial data specific to the business, comprehensive research, and a complete understanding of the state of the industry and the economic outlook.
Business Valuation Experts
The business valuation team at Cowan, Gunteski and Co. is frequently engaged to estimate the value of a closely-held business:
Find out more by e-mailing one of the CG business valuation team members under the Contacts area to your left or by visiting our Contact Us section.