Independent Business Valuations

When it comes to determining the value of your business, many believe it’s all about the bottom line. But here at Cherry Black, we know that’s just not the case. First, you need to establish the reason for the valuation, assess your industry, recognise the qualitative factors, and clearly define the risks. Additionally, you need to understand why your business should be valued in the first place.

Whether you’re buying, selling, restructuring or simply striving to improve your business, there are different valuation methods that we apply to each individual case. These include:

  • Valuation of the business assets and goodwill
  • Valuation of the shares / units in a business

Once we’ve got your method sorted, it’s time to talk qualitative factors – after all, your business is more than just numbers in a spreadsheet. That’s why when you deal with us, we’ll address the key factors that impact your day-to-day operations, including:

  • Industry
  • Business growth
  • Business risk
  • Competition
  • Customer base
  • Market demand
  • Staffing
  • Management information systems
  • Succession plans

As you can see, while the bottom line is definitely important, there are other factors at play and ignoring them can result in a valuation that is essentially, well, worthless.

If you’re after an independent valuation that provides you with not only a dollar figure, but the objective value of your business as a whole, get in touch with us today.