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Business Valuations

How to value a private limited company or small business

Every business or company, regardless of industry sector, is likely to require a valuation at some stage.

There is no single formula that can be used to precisely value every private business. For example, in the case of business transfer, the seller will want to drive the price up, and potential buyers will want the opposite.

Although there are relatively easy ways to value certain parts of the business - such as stock, fixed assets (land, machinery, equipment etc., there will very probably be a sizeable intangible element to the value of a business.

Intangible elements would include 'goodwill', which could include intellectual property, trademarks, and the reputation of the company. Such assets are notoriously difficult to value without direct expertise.

When looking at the overall value of a business, there are a number of different valuation methods that are commonly used - from using earnings multiples, to calculating how much it would cost to create a similar business.

R A Valuation Services Limited specialises in providing valuations for businesses in the UK and Europe for the purpose of business sale and purchase, partnership or shareholder change, litigation, matrimonial and legal separation, incorporation, tax settlements, borrowings and business development.

An accurate and independent assessment of the value of a business is an essential tool in any form of business change or development. Our Valuation reports are an important, if not vital, aid to business owners, prospective purchasers and their financial and legal advisers.

Business Valuations
Can R A Valuation Services value any type of Business?
The valuation process can be applied to all types of small business provided that the business has a suitable trading history .... more >>

How does R A Valuation Services value a Business?
The valuation process is concerned, primarily, with an assessment of a justifiable value for goodwill .... more >>

What is R A Valuation Services Ltd?
Established in 1991, R A specialises solely in business valuation .... more >>

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Reasons for a valuation
A Business Valuation supported by a professionally prepared valuation report from an independent and authoritative source is an essential aid to:
  • Management or internal buyout
  • Business sale / Business purchase
  • Partnership and shareholder change
  • Litigation e.g. legal separation
  • Incorporation
  • Tax agreement
  • Borrowing and funding
  • Business development
  • Benchmark / Performance indicators for business
  • Report is definitive & realistic in the market place
R A Valuation Services Ltd
Recognised Authority
Valuation reports produced by R A Valuation Services Limited are acknowledged to be the authoritative form of business valuation for many small and micro business sectors and are accepted by:
  • Bank managers
  • Other lenders & providers of finance
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Tax specialists
And an R A Valuation Services' valuation report is tailor-made for their purposes. Indeed, such is their authority that an R A Valuation Services' valuation report is normally insisted upon in support of negotiations.

The report itself is detailed and informative, professionally presented and smartly bound.

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