Business Valuation Services
When deciding to sell your business, our Business Valuation service can help to maximise the long term value of your business. Valuing your business helps you to begin the planning process enabling you to realise its current value. Whether you consider your business to have a market value or if you want your business to provide you with a lump sum on sale.
The process of valuing a business
Increasing profitability is always important but no more so than in the years leading up to the sale. It’s important to plan effectively for a potential business sale so we can appropriately advise how best to increase the value on your business before you sell.
You may have an idea of the range of values for your business, however a professional valuation gives you more solid ground and can potentially help you to increase its value.
These are the sorts of questions a potential purchaser might ask:
Are sales flat, growing only at the rate of inflation, or exceeding it?
To what extent does your business depend on the health of other industries or of the economy?
What is the outlook for your line of business as a whole?
Will your company’s products and processes be outdated in the near future?
How competitive is the market for your company’s goods or services?
Does your company have to contend with extensive regulation?
Are your company’s products and services diversified?
What are your competitors doing that you should be doing, or could do better?
Will key staff remain after the sale?
How does your company fit with the purchasers?
Helping you to maximise the long-term value of your business
Between them, these factors will all have an impact on the price-earnings ratio – the price per market share divided by the annual earnings per share. This, in turn, will determine the market value of your business, giving you the information necessary to begin preparing your business for sale.
For more information on our Business Valuation service, please contact one of our experts.
Stephen Fox, Managing Director FCK London
"The team at Clark Howes were both diligent and patient in working with us on our recent purchase of London Creative. Although on the face of it this transaction should have been relatively straightforward it proved not to be. Their analysis of the situation, in-depth prognosis and straightforward response to issues as they arose was the glue that kept this deal together. We have every intention of using Clark Howes for our next transaction."