Standards of Value in Business Valuation

When communicating the results of a business valuation engagement, a valuation advisor should ensure that the client understands the “Standard of Value” being utilized. The Standard of Value indicates the assumptions that go into the valuation analysis, and the selection of the Standard of Value depends on the nature of the valuation engagement. Ahuja & [...]

2023-10-10T09:29:02-05:00October 10th, 2023|Accounting, Business Valuation, General|

The Basic Approaches to Valuing Privately Held Businesses

If you own a privately held business, you will likely encounter a situation where you need to know how much it is worth. Is your company a target for a strategic or financial acquisition? Are you setting up a succession plan that gifts ownership to family members? Do you need the fair market value for [...]

2023-08-24T04:23:40-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Accounting, Business Valuation, General|

Business Valuation & How We Can Help Our Clients Select the Right Valuation Methodology

A&C performs valuation of all levels of business interests, intellectual property, personal property, and complex securities. An independent appraiser considers the three approaches to determine the value of the underlying interest: the income approach, the market approach, and the asset approach. In a perfect world, income approach makes perfect sense. The present value of the [...]

2023-08-24T04:26:14-05:00January 6th, 2020|Accounting, Business Valuation|

Business Valuation – Magic Wand Not Required

When you have a need for a business valuation, whether it's for your business or a client?s business, you want to ensure you get the proper valuation. But what does that mean, really? There is a large amount of perspective involved. If you are purchasing a business, or supporting a client to do so, you want [...]

2019-02-27T04:36:26-06:00June 14th, 2016|Business Valuation, News|

Valuation: What is it exactly and why should I care?

What is it? At the end of the day, a valuation  exercise is about price discovery. The price of something is a critical fulcrum by which the allocation of scarce resources is determined. Therefore, the determination of price by bottom up (and competing) forces is an essential ingredient for arriving at efficient prices. Central top down [...]

2019-02-27T04:36:35-06:00May 26th, 2016|Business Valuation, News|

How a Quality Valuation Can Prevent You from Being the Patsy at The Poker Table

Given the high degree of art and science that goes into a quality valuation it is understandably challenging to objectively compare the pedigree among individuals and or firms. In effect, this is a type of valuation question:What is the value of the analyst"s judgment? Here are a couple of factors that should provide some illumination [...]

2019-02-27T04:36:46-06:00May 9th, 2016|Business Valuation, News|

What Booze Can Teach You About the Importance of Unique Perspectives in Valuation

Sometimes having a divergent and unique perspective in valuation can be the difference between a firm?s life or death: Anheuser Busch was founded in 1852 and was a well-established business by the early 1900s. Then in 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was passed which established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages. At first [...]

2019-02-27T04:36:55-06:00April 27th, 2016|Business Valuation, News|

2 Philosophical Considerations for a Business Valuation

Business Valuation is not a commodity service; it is both an art and a science. There are multiple factors that must be considered to ensure the proper crafting of a robust valuation. For anyone seeking a business valuation, selecting an experienced analyst who understands these factors and more importantly how to navigate their implications is […]

2019-02-27T04:37:03-06:00April 14th, 2016|Business Valuation, News|

Start-Up Firm Needing a Valuation? Get Your “Prophecy to the Future”

The valuation of any company, whether it is an established company, or a start-up new venture, requires forecasts and predictions about the future. Hence, in this regard, business valuation is commonly referred to as a "Prophecy to the Future", in technical literature. A company's value is based on its ability to produce economic benefits, in […]

2019-02-27T04:38:48-06:00March 22nd, 2016|Business Valuation|

The Strategic Roles of Business Valuation Analysts

Among the many roles valuation analysts play in facilitating a company's success, one of the most overlooked may be their support in evaluating strategic investment decisions. Valuation analysts have many tools at their disposal that can help management determine the winning investment strategy. Businesses seeking growth have several options that include, but are not limited […]

2019-02-27T04:39:05-06:00March 14th, 2016|Business Valuation|
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