Business Valuation

We can help you determine the most effective solution to meet your valuation need.

Overview of Business Valuation Services

Why Choose Murphy Business Valuation & Appraisal Services?

Business valuations are one of the most important services provided by Murphy Business Brokers. A professional valuation is crucial if you’re selling a business, planning for retirement, applying for financing, and in a wide range of other scenarios.

By choosing Murphy Business valuation services, you can rest easy in the accuracy and thoroughness of your valuation. Our valuations are performed by professional appraisers who are experts in all aspects of business valuations and business transfers. Our appraisers take part in teleconferences and annual conferences, keeping up to date on key developments in the valuation and appraisal field.

We perform all valuations 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.

When Should You Hire Business Valuation Services?

A business valuation or business 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. A valuation report or appraisal report is an important part of running a business and can be indispensable in key situations.

As a business owner, you’ll need an accurate business valuation or appraisal if you’re selling or transferring ownership of your business. A valuation will also prove crucial when planning your exit strategy. In some cases, a valuation or appraisal may be required by law in cases of litigation or taxation. Valuations can also be required by financers, insurers, and other third parties.

Murphy Business valuation services also provide an independent third-party report for a variety of circumstances:

  • The sale or acquisition of a business
  • An exit strategy
  • Liquidation
  • To obtain a loan or financing
  • Restructuring from “c” to “s” corp
  • Valuing intellectual property
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Employee stock option plan (ESOPs)
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Litigation
  • Gift and estate taxes
  • Partnership agreement

Our Business Valuation & Appraisal Services

Different situations call for different types of business valuation and business appraisal services. Below is a brief overview of the valuation and appraisal services offered by Murphy Business Brokers. If you’re unsure which type of report you will need, we can help you find the best option for your situation.

Broker’s Opinion of Value. A Broker’s Opinion of Value™ (BOV) Report is a small business pricing report. A BOV report can be used by buyers, sellers, and business brokers to determine reasonable selling and/or listing prices for small companies.

Calculation of Value Report. A Calculation of Value Report presents a calculated value and is compliant with the standards of the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) and National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Business Appraisal Report. A Business Appraisal 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.

Business Valuation Report. A Business Valuation Report is a formal summary report primarily used in 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 and/or shareholders.

Looking for a professional valuation or appraisal? Call (888) 561-3242 today to learn more about our business valuation services and connect with your local Murphy Business office.