Business Appraisals / Valuation
NorWest Business Sales and Appraisals can provide a professional valuation of your business for a variety of reasons and purposes:
There are three (3) types of Appraisals each with a different purpose:
1. Opinion of Market Value:
This cost effective report is geared toward sellers and buyers of small businesses to establish the current market value of a business; sellers use it to set and substantiate an asking price; buyers use it to evaluate the asking price of a business or to substantiate their offer.
Best suited for:
- Preparing a business for sale
- Analyzing an asking price of a facility prior to submitting an offer
- Phone interview with the client is required
- Pictures of the business required if out of the Metro Portland area
- Financial statements required for the past 3 years + YTD
- Full financial analysis and forecasting prepared
- 7 to 10 days to completion upon receipt of all required documents
- Calculation of Data to arrive at a Market Value
- Comparative sales data utilized
- Personally delivered by NorWest Business Sales and Appraisals – explanation
- I am seriously considering selling. Do I still have to pay for a business valuation? No! For Sellers who are serious about listing their business for sale, we provide an ‘Opinion of Market Value’ free of charge. It is a report that will give you a range of value for selling purposes, indicate the strengths and weaknesses of your business from a selling perspective and whether the business is ready to sell.
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2. Limited Business Appraisal:
A complete appraisal utilizing the most accepted standards of business valuation. We analyze your facility for all 3 approaches (Market, Income and Asset).
Best Suited for:
- Purchase Price Analysis
- Partnership dissolution
- Reallocation of stock
- Transfers within the family
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Phone interview with client required
- Pictures required of out of the Metro Portland Area
- Financial statements with balance sheets required for past 3 yrs. + YTD
- Support of appraisal approaches and conclusions
- National, state and regional economic outlook report
- Industry Statistics comparison
- 14 to 21 days to complete upon receipt of all required data
- personally delivered: (a) one bound report and (b) one in electronic PDF format
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3. Certified Business Appraisal
Complete, fully documented appraisal compliant with USPAP, IBA and IRS standards mainly geared toward litigation and taxation purposes.
Best suited for:
- Litigated Divorce
- Gift taxes
- Partner/share holders disputes
- Economic law suits
- Estate planning and Taxation
This level of Appraisal requires a Certified Business Appraiser and is not intended to accommodate the smaller businesses. The price can range from $12,000 to $20,000. If we are called upon to perform such an appraisal, we could consult and pass the project to our Certified Business Appraiser.