The typical business valuation will give you the “financial value” of a business. This is what it is worth to a buyer who will operate it as a standalone business. Our M&A Process is designed to get you more than this amount by selling your business to a strategic buyer. A strategic buyer is one that has attributes that make your business more valuable to them. We can give you an estimate of what this “strategic value” may be.
There is a value to knowing the financial value of your business. This tells you the minimum price that you should expect to get in a sale. We can provide this valuation report or have one prepared by a third-party accredited appraiser. Whichever you prefer, contact us today to start the process.
We can give you an estimate of what your business would sell for to a strategic buyer. We work to sell your business for more than the financial value to a strategic buyer. What the business is worth to a strategic buyer depends on the buyer so value varies depending on the buyer. We use data from historical sales and calculating the value to a typical strategic buyer to give you an estimate of what your business would sell for to a strategic buyer.
Although you can receive estimates of the sale price — whether it is the financial value or the strategic value — it is the market that determines the selling price. An estimate is just that — an estimate. There are many factors that go into what buyers are willing to pay and a valuation may not factor in all of them.