Business Valuation Services Overview

What is a Business Valuation?

A business valuation or 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.

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business value chartMurphy Business Sales valuations are performed by licensed, professional appraisers knowledgable in all aspects of business valuation and business transfers. Valuations are performed 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. Industry standards and compliance ensure that the valuation methods used will hold up under proven peer-reviewed valuations to develop defendable opinions of value. Annual valuation conferences by Murphy appraisers ensure they stay up to date on valuation issues and industry-related court cases.

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Shan is a member of the National Association of Valuations and Analysts (NACVA), a member of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), and is a Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (MCMEA). His valuation industry focus is on manufacturing, construction, retail and related companies and services.

Shan is a business valuator with 30+ prior years of experience providing business consulting, valuation, and intermediary services to small and medium businesses including business analysis, enterprise restructuring, organizational re-engineering, cash flow improvements, employee productivity programs, and six-sigma implementation, strategic planning, and machinery and equipment appraisals.

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Understanding who will need a business valuation

A business valuation is an essential part of running a business and sooner or later every business owner will need an accurate and reliable valuation or an appraisal. Murphy Valuation Services will prepare 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

Business Valuation products available:

Broker’s Opinion of Value – The Broker’s Opinion of ValueTM (BOV) Report is a small business pricing report. The BOV report is used by buyers, sellers, and business brokers, etc. to determine reasonable selling / listing prices for small companies

Calculation of Value Report – A report that 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 – This formal comprehensive 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 – This restricted-use abbreviated report is typically welcomed for determining the selling price of a business or establishing the buy-sell agreement between partners/shareholders. This formal summary report is primarily for non-litigation situations.

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