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Business Valuation


Establishing an accurate assessment of value for any business, enterprise or intangible asset requires in-depth specialized knowledge. Numbers, facts, figures, balance sheets and financial statements simply are not adequate to accurately measure the true fair market value of an asset.

The value of a business is not the equity disclosed on historical financial statements.

  • There exist many different methods to value a business. The purpose of the valuation impacts the methodology, as does the industry in which the business functions.
  • Business valuation techniques should be applied to the business marketed for sale, and should be utilized by the potential purchaser of any business.
  • Failure to value intellectual property understates a business's value and reduces the business's borrowing abilities!

Reasons a company might require a valuation

  • Negotiate a Purchase, Sale or Merger of a Business
  • Adequacy of Life Insurance
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Disruption of a Business
  • Dissenting Shareholder Actions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Gifting Programs
  • Gift Taxes
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Obtaining Financing
  • Partner Disputes
  • Split-ups/Spin-offs
  • Succession Planning
  • Divorce of the Owner(s)

What Type of Valuation Do You Need?

Coet2 CPAs PC is a trained and qualified valuator to provide services to meet many individual and business valuation requirements.

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