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Bus Valuation FAQs

questions you may about business valuations

Can't decide if a valuation is right for you? Let us address come key questions that you may have.

Note that we offer a complimentary business assessment report that estimates what your business could fetch in the market. It is not as comprehensive as our valuation report, but it could be a first step without cost or obligation.

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Bus Valuation FAQ

Getting an Independent Review

Why use a 3rd party valuation services?

Answer:

Trust and credibility. It is as simple as that.

A buyer would question a valuation report prepared by the business owner or the owner's CPA.

That is why you should run an independent report to add credibility to the asking price. Prospective buyers looking at your business will request it.

The independent report favors neither seller or buyer. It simply looks at the financial information and recasts them back to market value using statistical models that have been developed over the past 20 years.

No other internal review will be able to offer you such analysis.

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Bus Valuation FAQ

Getting a Valuation Regardless of Your Exit Plans

Why should we do a valuation if we are not exiting our business?

Answer

There are other reasons why you may complete an independent valuation of your business:

  • for Lending Purposes:
    you may need a business loan or credit line. Many lenders require an independent valuation of your company
  • for Getting Bigger:
    the valuation report can help you plan for a merger, acquisition, or stock offering
  • for Employees:
    establishing and setting up employee stock ownership plans (ESOP)

    note: we have partners within our network that can help you establish ESOPs
  • for Family Protection:
    provide information about your estate or ownership succession plan
  • for Settlement Claims:
    determine asset/liability values for divorce or insurance settlements
  • for YOU:
    simply for wanting to know the worth of your company so that you can plan your exit plan for near or far future.

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business valuation FAQ

Bus Valuation FAQ

using valuators other than CFOne

What if we were to use other valuators such as our CPA, credit agencies and the like? Is this something CFOne can accept?

Answer:

Of course. As long as the company is an independent, certified third party.

That is why we recommend CFOne certified specialist.

Our recommended valuation services have been preparing business valuations for 20 years.

They have developed an extensive national database of comparable sales information from across the nation. Completing thousands of valuations each year, they have developed industry trends and pricing modules for similar businesses such as yours.

Our valuators use a detailed and disciplined approach to present your company's critical information in a summarized format that is easily understood by all parties.

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business valuation FAQ

Bus Valuation FAQ

what to expect

What does the valuation look like?

Answer:

The report is about 12+ pages with a back section explaining the scope of the work.

It is nicely bound and presented as a separate report or included in the Confidential Memorandum Report when business owners are preparing for a sale.

The report summaries your financial position under the following sections:

  • executive valuation summary
  • indicated value and financial structure
  • justification of purchase
  • historical financial recasting analysis
  • business information summary
  • other: to be determined by individual business

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business valuation FAQ

Business Valuation FAQ

it is worth the cost

How much does it cost?

Answer:

The cost of valuation services is determined on an individual basis. This will be discussed during our first consultation meeting.

However, we do offer a complimentary business assessment report that estimates what your business could fetch in the market. It is not as comprehensive as our valuation report, but it could be a first step without cost or obligation.

Give us a call or email if you would like further information:

Krayton M Davis
Executive Director, CFOne Business Advisory Services
Serving Richmond and Northern VA
1-571-306-3590

or e-mail your inquiry to:
info@cfone.com

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Krayton M Davis
Executive Director, CFOne Business Advisory Services
Serving Richmond and Northern VA
1-571-306-3590

or e-mail your inquiry to:
info@cfone.com

 

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