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Business Valuations

Unimpeachable Business Appraisals for Transfer of Ownership, Dispute Resolution, and Tax Filings

When you need an unimpeachable business valuation, the professionals at Herold-Lambert Group will provide the solution. Whether the business appraisal is for transfer of ownership, shareholder dispute resolution, divorce settlement, an ESOP or IRS tax filing requirements, we have the expertise to deliver an appraisal that will hold up to the toughest scrutiny.

Why Would You Need A Business Valuation?

The primary reason that a business valuation is done is to prepare that business for sale. However, there are a variety of other compelling reasons that people need business valuations done. To list just a few:

  • Bank Financing
  • Stock Options
  • Insurance
  • Partner Buyout
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Estate Taxes
  • Damage Assessment

Through our sister company, Merrimack Business Appraisers, we offer independent, certified business appraisals for all of your business valuation needs including: transfer of ownership, dispute resolution (shareholder and divorce), and tax matters (gift, estate, impairment and capital gains).

So Why Should A Business Owner Consider An Independent Business Appraisal When They Want To Sell Their Business?

In today's market, many business owners still leave substantial money on the table when they sell their companies - most often because they do not truly understand their company's value.

For that reason, the business valuation process is a true asset to you, the business owner. A thorough, professionally prepared business valuation will assist you in:
  • Identifying the key value drivers, major strengths, and, more importantly, the major weaknesses of a company. Knowing these, you can solve both the obvious and hidden problems prior to beginning the selling process.

  • Determining a reasonable selling price. Many business owners rely on general rules of thumb, casual advice from friends, or calculations from their tax accountants. Values determined by general multiples or rules of thumb may be too high or too low. Unless you go through the business valuation process, you just won't know the true value of your business. If your expectation of your business's value is too high, it's going to prolong the selling process until you make a price concession. If the price is too low, you're going to leave money on the table.

  • Negotiations. Fully understanding the value of the business will give you an advantage during negotiations. In this market, one can expect buyers to be sophisticated and experienced. They will conduct a rigorous analysis of the company, even if you haven't. They will look at those factors and value drivers that you and your advisors should be considering in valuing the company, and they will use that information against you in negotiations if you're not prepared for it.
And the most compelling reason to have your business appraisal done by an independent third party business appraiser is that you'll now have accurate and defensible business values.

The Restricted Use Report For The Sale Of A Business is an invaluable asset to you in obtaining the price you want for your business.


Call Lou Pereira today at 603.890.6628 or contact him directly via e-mail to discuss how a professional business valuation can make the difference in selling your business.


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