What is a Business Valuation?
A business valuation or appraisal is the independent and unbiased process of determining a supportable opinion of the value of a business, business ownership interest, security or intangible asset as of a specified date.
Select an Experienced Valuation Firm
All Murphy company valuations are performed by qualified, professional appraisers experienced in all aspects of business valuation and business transfers. Our valuations are performed in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Foundation (USPAP) as well as the Business Appraisal Standards of the Institute of Business Appraisers. Compliance with industry standards ensures that proven peer-reviewed valuation methods are used to develop defendable opinions of value. Through participation in teleconferences and annual valuation conferences, Murphy appraisers stay abreast of developing valuation issues and related court cases.
Why Perform a Company Valuation?
Sooner or later every business owner needs a reliable company valuation for one or more of a variety of reasons:
Valuation Products Available
Business Valuation Report – A formal summary report that is used primarily for non-litigation situations. This restricted-use abbreviated report is typically all that is needed for determining the selling price of a business or assisting in establishing a buy-sell agreement between partners/shareholders.
Business Appraisal Report – This formal comprehensive report is suitable for litigation support and review by third parties such as the IRS. The report explains in a step-by-step manner what was done and how the value was derived.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Tax Ramifications of selling a business?
Selling your business might be the single biggest asset you ever sell. So, understanding your tax liability should not be taken lightly. Without proper allocation of the purchase price, you might be shocked by your tax liability. Watch this video for more information!
Do I have a sellable business?
Many business owners are shocked when they hear their business is either worth much less than they thought, or that it has no sellable value at all. In order to assist you in learning if your business is sellable, let’s look at the top 9 things that make a business unsellable. Watch this video for more information.
When should I contact a business broker?
As soon as you start considering the option of selling your business, even if it is 3-4 years in advance, you should consult with a business broker. We can put a plan in place to prepare your business for sale. Watch the video to learn more.
How do I find the perfect buyer?
Finding the best buyer is a systematic process that we have mastered. It all starts with the business assessment and knowing that the price we are asking is fair market value. In cases where a broker has not done a complete and thorough assessment before listing the business, they do not really understand your business and do not know the profile of the perfect buyer, so your time is wasted meeting unqualified buyers. Watch this video to learn more.
What are the different types of business valuations?
Whether you are selling your business or have a need to establish the value of your business for other purposes, there are several different types of valuations. Watch this video to learn more.