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Understanding Why Business Valuation is Important To Your Business

Business valuation is the process of determining the economic value of a company or business. It involves assessing various factors and using proven methodologies to arrive at a fair estimate of a business’s worth. Whether you’re a business owner, investor, or involved in mergers and acquisitions, understanding business valuation is crucial. This page aims to provide an overview of business valuation, its significance, and the advantages of engaging an independent valuer, particularly an accredited and experienced broker.

 

What is Business Valuation?

Business valuation is the process of estimating the economic value of a business or company. It takes into account various factors, including financial performance, assets, liabilities, market trends, industry comparisons, and growth prospects.

Valuation methods can vary depending on the nature of the business, such as the income approach, market approach, or asset-based approach. The ultimate goal is to determine the fair market value of a business.

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Why Do You Need a Business Valuation?

There are several scenarios where a business valuation becomes essential:

  1. Selling or Acquiring a Business: When buying or selling a business, a valuation helps establish a fair price, ensuring that both parties are making informed decisions based on the business’s actual worth.
  2. Financial Planning: Valuations assist in making informed financial decisions, such as securing financing, raising capital, or attracting investors.
  3. Estate Planning: Valuations play a crucial role in estate and succession planning, determining the value of the business for inheritance or transition purposes.
  4. Disputes and Litigation: Valuations are often required in legal proceedings, such as shareholder disputes, divorces, or partnership dissolutions, to resolve conflicts related to the value of a business.

Types of Businesses That Would Benefit Most

While business valuation can be valuable for various types of businesses, certain situations make it particularly crucial. For example, startups and early-stage companies seeking funding or attracting investors can benefit from a valuation to accurately determine their equity and establish a fair valuation for potential stakeholders. Similarly, established businesses planning for succession or considering a merger or acquisition would greatly benefit from a valuation to ensure a smooth transition and negotiate favourable terms.

Additionally, businesses operating in rapidly changing industries or facing economic uncertainties can use a valuation to assess their financial standing and identify areas for improvement. Regardless of the industry or stage of the business, a thorough and accurate business valuation provides valuable insights and helps owners make informed decisions to maximise their business’s value.

Benefits of an Independent Valuation

Engaging an independent valuer offers several advantages:

  1. Objectivity and Credibility: Independent valuers provide an unbiased and impartial assessment, ensuring the valuation process is free from conflicts of interest and influenced by personal or internal factors.
  2. Accurate and Defensible Valuations: Independent valuers follow recognized valuation standards and employ robust methodologies, resulting in accurate, reliable, and defensible valuation reports.
  3. Trust and Confidence: An independent valuation instils trust and confidence in stakeholders, whether they are potential buyers, investors, partners, or regulatory bodies, as they perceive the valuation as a fair and unbiased representation of the business’s value.
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What to Look for in a Business Valuer

When selecting a business valuer, consider the following factors:

  1. Accreditation and Expertise: Look for valuers who possess relevant professional certifications, such as Certified Practising Business Broker (CPBB) or a Registered Business Valuer (RBV) as indicating their expertise in the field.
  2. Experience and Track Record: A valuer with a proven track record and extensive experience in valuing businesses within your industry brings valuable insights and an understanding of the specific factors that influence business value.
  3. Knowledge of Local Market: A valuer familiar with the local market dynamics and industry trends can provide a more accurate assessment, considering regional factors that impact business value.
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Why Use an Accredited and Experienced Broker?

Engaging an accredited and experienced broker for business valuation offers additional benefits:

  1. Access to a Network: Accredited brokers often have an extensive network of potential buyers, investors, and industry connections, which can be valuable when seeking opportunities to sell or acquire a business.
  2. Comprehensive Services: Accredited brokers often provide a range of services beyond valuation, including assistance with negotiations, deal structuring, due diligence, and transaction management, ensuring a smoother process overall.
  3. Market Expertise: Brokers with a deep understanding of the market can offer insights into market trends, pricing strategies, and optimal timing for selling or acquiring a business.

Business valuation is a critical process that helps determine the true worth of a business. Engaging an independent valuer, especially an accredited and experienced broker, provides objectivity, credibility, and expertise. Their knowledge and insights can guide you through important business decisions, whether you’re buying, selling, or planning for the future. By utilising their services, you gain confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the valuation, maximizing the potential for successful outcomes.

Remember, each business valuation is unique, and it’s crucial to consult with professionals who can tailor their approach to your specific needs.

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I sold my business for the price, terms and hand-over that I wanted, and it was all because of Tony. His decades of experience and excellent people skills gave me confidence, reassurance and guidance throughout the entire process. He had a very clear system on what was the best method to sell my business and from start to finish he was the expert in every way. It wasn’t till after I had started the process that I realised that I could never have done this by myself, without completely losing the plot!!! His honesty and trustworthiness completely relieved the stress and pressure, and I couldn’t recommend him enough.

Heidi Dening
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2018-08-17T15:12:33+10:00

Heidi Dening
Founder and MD, Jump Start

Heidi Dening Testimonials - Work with BCI Business Brokers
I sold my business for the price, terms and hand-over that I wanted, and it was all because of Tony. His decades of experience and excellent people skills gave me confidence, reassurance and guidance throughout the entire process. He had a very clear system on what was the best method to sell my business and from start to finish he was the expert in every way. It wasn’t till after I had started the process that I realised that I could never have done this by myself, without completely losing the plot!!! His honesty and trustworthiness completely relieved the stress and pressure, and I couldn’t recommend him enough.
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For 20 years plus I have seen the results of Tony’s business and the professional way he handles his clients….. He is a man of action and stands behind his words….. It’s nice to see and meet a person who is courteous, honest and willing to go the tough yards to achieve YOUR goals and will not sacrifice his integrity for any short term benefits.

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Bruce Sherlock
Founder and MD, Sherlock Consulting

Bruce Sherlock Testimonial - Work with BCI Business Brokers
For 20 years plus I have seen the results of Tony’s business and the professional way he handles his clients….. He is a man of action and stands behind his words….. It’s nice to see and meet a person who is courteous, honest and willing to go the tough yards to achieve YOUR goals and will not sacrifice his integrity for any short term benefits. Cheers and good luck Tony…
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Emily SALTER
Director - Fields of Beauty

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Director, Franchise Systems Grp

Bill Lockett Testimonial - Working with BCI Business Brokers
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Pro. Services Franchisor

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Peter Davis Testimonial - Working with BCI Business Brokers
" I have worked with Tony over a number of years in different capacities, firstly as a Franchisor with Tony brokering the sale of a franchisee in our system and then as an advisor to our system. On all occasions I have found Tony to be well informed and ... "
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Josh Blake
Renegade Cycles
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Just wanted to thank you for handling the sale. It was quite an experience from my end but I thoroughly enjoyed working with you on it. I'm glad I chose my broker well!
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