Business Valuation: Selling

Knowing the Value of Your Company

Everyone who owns a business needs to know it’s value in today’s marketplace. This is the greatest indicator of a business owner’s financial success. A business valuation is important for buy-sell agreements. If you have never used a professional to establish the most probable selling price of your company, you could leave significant dollars on the table when you sell part or all of your company. One of the certified business brokers with Empire can help you to know the value of your business.

Book Value of Your Business Versus Market Value

The book value reflected in the financial statements of a business usually differs vastly from its true market value. Without a business valuation, any potential buyer will place little credibility in a value arrived at by an owner’s accountant. A valuation by a professional valuation expert could become the best tool usable to obtain maximum selling price.

When you work with Empire Business Brokers of Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, we will assist you in establishing a competitive market value for your company.

Valuation Services

We provide several “in house” options for buyers and sellers who want to understand the value of a company. These options range from a simple rule of thumb for your specific business, to a 30+ report that provides up to ten different valuation methods to arrive at the most probable selling price. At your request we will recast your financial information to determine your total Seller’s Discretionary Earnings as part of our process. Call us at 864-241-0606 to explain your evaluation options. Depending upon the size of your company, we may advise you to select a third party valuation report for your business.

Third Party Valuation Services

For larger companies, we have relationships with accredited firms whose valuations are accepted by over 90% of all SBA lenders in the country. Using third party valuations can add credibility to the purchase price of your business. Doing so can make price a smaller part of the negotiations, placing more emphasis on other terms & conditions of the transaction. Below are third party valuation reports that we offer:

  • Value Analysis-40 page report
  • Formal Valuation (Limited Scope)-70 page report
  • Merger & Acquisition Valuation- 120 page report

Over the last 24 years, Empire Business Brokers has valued and sold virtually every type of business; small, medium and large. This extensive experience, coupled with outstanding valuation tools and business valuation experts, places Empire in the best position to service our clients.

Business for Sale in Upstate South Carolina

For more information, contact us today: 864-241-0606 or click here to email us