Nexis Accountants & Business Advisors
If you are currently looking to have a business valued, it is most likely to be for one of the following reasons.
Buying a Business – Am I paying too much?
Selling a Business – Will I get what I expect?
Succession and estate planning
The Business Valuation process varies according to the size and nature of the business, however a general outline of the process includes:
1. Interview with Instructing Party
The purpose of this is to establish the reason for the valuation and to advise the client of the most appropriate approach and methods required to achieve the best results
2. Business Investigation
After a full investigation, an understanding of the business is formed, where key financials, the relevant documents and data is gathered from the owners and key staff (where applicable)
3. Analysing Data Collected
Establish the level of profitability and observe internal/external influences & levels of risk associated with the business
4. Determine Value of the Business
Based on all financial and operational information collected, and utilising several appropriate valuation methods, an opinion of the business value is established
5. Production of Valuation Report
A full report is produced, outlining processes and justifications with the capacity for the report to be used for whatever purpose necessary by the client