Determine your worth

One of the first comments we hear from a seller is I have no idea what my business is worth. With a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) on staff, GAI provides Calculation Reports, which are an extensive review of the financial history of the business, to determine the market price. This report is useful as a benchmark to expand or grow the company as well as develop an exit plan.

Buyers who have targeted a business to purchase find the report a key tool in determining a reasonable offer.

Next steps

We begin with an analysis of the company’s financial statements and tax returns. Next, we review the comparables of similar sales in the industry and derive a pricing model value for the business taking into consideration the future profit potential and the current climate for the industry. We also provide a financial scenario which shows that the price should be accepted by lenders if financing is needed.

When we have finished the report, we schedule another meeting at which time we discuss with you our findings. You will be presented a printed copy of our report.

The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that recipients have met the rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, financial consulting and litigation, and related consulting disciplines.

This CVA designation, established by theNational Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).