Business Valuations

For the Covisory Business Valutions team there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when it comes to business values, but there is a way of going about valuing a business that will make it more ‘right’ than ‘wrong’.

There are many factors to take into account when valuing a business. It is not just about ‘taking the past 3 years average profits and multiplying by 4’. Some of the key factors to take into account when valuing a business are:

  • Market economics
  • The customer
  • The products
  • Supplier concentration
  • Key person reliance
  • Quality of your staff
  • Industry/sector prospects
  • Any ‘special’ or ‘strategic’ value to the purchaser
  • relative negotiating strength/weakness of seller and purchaser.

Our services include:

  • Valuations for business sale, acquisition, merger and restructuring negotiations
  • Company valuations for shareholder buy-ins, buy-backs and exits
  • Company valuations to raise capital
  • Business valuations for matrimonial property settlements.