Does the Low-Risk Tax Valuation Still Exist?

In the spectrum of business valuations, traditional thought has held that valuations prepared for tax purposes are the lowest risk valuations. The tax practitioner need only ensure that the file is adequately ‘papered’ and that a price adjustment clause is included in the transfer agreement. However, in our practice we have seen an increasing number … Continue reading »

How Can You Value a Business When it is Going Through Major Changes?

Although one of the first things we ask for when preparing a business valuation is the company’s previous five years of financial statements, this isn’t the only information we rely on. The concept of business valuation is forward-looking. For stable businesses, past earnings are generally indicative of expectations for future earnings. However, in situations where … Continue reading »

Forensic vs. Valuation

Occasionally during the course of preparing a business valuation we are told the financial statements provided may not be reliable…now what? The worst case scenario is that we have wasted our time and your money to produce something that may be inaccurate. The best case is that we can make a few adjustments and salvage … Continue reading »

OK – I need a valuation…now what?

So, you have decided that you need a business valuation but don’t know what to do next. If you are like most people, you want to get an idea of the potential costs involved. Usually we like to get a bit of information about your company before we can give you a fee quote – … Continue reading »

Interesting Valuations

One of the reasons we enjoy valuing businesses is the opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ of many different businesses operating across a variety of industries – including companies whose products or services we use. The history behind the conception and growth of the company are often interesting and entertaining. We find that most business … Continue reading »