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Sometimes You Want to Know What You Are Worth.    But Not All Valuations Are the Same.

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Value Visor can provide the full spectrum of valuations:  from formal, regulatory valuations (also known as Conclusions of Value) used for the IRS, ESOPS, and Court Cases, to M&A Valuations and Business Improvement Valuations (usually known as Calculations of Value), to Opinions of Market Price, and Estimates of Price.  

Value Visor one of the few dual certified M&A Advisors and Valuation Analysts in the Upper Midwest.  We have the credentials and, more important, the experience to help you understand what your business is worth under what circumstances, and we can help value companies you may be looking to buy. 

Conclusions of Value

Conclusions of Value, or “Valuations”  are regulatory valuations. They need to be performed by an independent third party. They are detailed, must follow a specific set of procedures, and generally come down to an exact dollar amount to which the valuator is willing to testify in court.  They use peer reviewed and court tested methods to develop values based on Asset Approaches, Market Approaches, and Income Stream Approaches.  Each of which has many different sub-methods that may be applied, such as comparing with publicly traded companies, developing discount rates, and developing capitalization rates.  The valuator needs to be able to meet the requirements necessary to testify in court, and generally has a formal certification from a reputable certifying organization such as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. 

Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Improvement Valuations, Calculations of Value

Calculations of Value are also fairly formal calculations of the value of a company but do not need to follow the same procedures of a Conclusion of Value.  The procedures used in a Conclusion of Value often don’t lend themselves to the reality of business operations and business transactions.  Calculations of Value may rely on more industry standard systems of valuation, they usually require less formality, and more often than not, present the value of a company in a range to account for the multitude of variables that can affect the final value of a company in a transaction.   The work well when acquiring companies as they are more flexible in valuing entities that might be integrated into the acquiring company.  They are also a great starting place for companies seeking a base line value as they work to improve their over all company value.    These are also generally done by trained and certified valuators. 

Opinion of Market Price

These are often “down and dirty” or “ball park” estimates of what a business might bring were it to go to market.   They are generally less expensive and account for fewer details.  Sometimes these the best way to start for smaller businesses.   The should still require several years of data to develop an estimate, and they generally rely on “rules of thumb” or generalized  industry standards.k

Estimates of Price

These are the simplest and quickest “balk park” estimates of value of a company.  They are often the best place to start.   Often considered “precise” but not necessarily “accurate” they  help identify ranges of value and areas that can be improved to increase value.   They don’t have the detailed analysis, but they can really help start the process. 

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Take advantage of ValueVisor’s Value Builder System(TM) and get a free ValueBuilder Score.  It only takes a couple minutes and is the first step in getting a free estimate of value for your company.   It iValuebuilder helps your team think more like owners, increasing the value of the company by identifying eight key areas of improvement.  This is not just for companies looking to sell, this is also for companies looking to grow, and owners looking to spend less time in while getting more money from, their businesses.  If you like what you see and are comfortable, you can gather up a little information on your company (usually on your last year’s tax return) and get a free estimate of value.    See the free Owner’s Metric ebook for an explanation of the what goes into the Value Builder Score. 

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