Many situations require a business appraisal, whether to benchmark value, for litigation support or in pursuit of new financing options. Regardless of motivations for a business valuation, it is essential that the valuation be performed by someone who grasps the realities of business sale transactions and understands how to dissect the financial statements to convert historical numbers into expectations of future performance.
Blending extensive transaction knowledge and expertise with professional training, IBG is grounded in business value theory and reality. Our professionals have appraised diverse businesses, and are frequently requested to serve as expert witnesses on business valuation.
Sometimes it may be critical to have a standard business appraisal prepared by a certified business appraiser. In these cases, the firm turns to a network of business appraiser affiliates who are leading professionals, nationally certified and broadly respected.
Value benchmarking can be an appropriate component of strategic development. Seeking a pricing strategy opinion is normally a best first step in preparing to sell a business. Unlike “arming for battle” with a formal appraisal, seeking competent business valuation advice should be seen as preparing to enter the market highly informed on value and expectations, in order to avoid leaving money on the table when the deal is done.