Trustworthy Los Angeles Business Valuations
Understanding the actual value of a business is essential in circumstances such as shareholder disputes, litigation, estate planning, and buy-sell agreements. When you trust our team of Certified Public Accountants and Certified Fraud Examiners to undertake a comprehensive business valuation, you gain crucial insights into a company's worth. We'll provide a defensible, well-researched value for the business ownership in question and assist you with the financial requirements of your unique situation.
Since 2013, our forensic accounting firm has provided government agencies, business owners, and individuals in Los Angeles with efficient and prompt financial support. Using thorough investigative methods and the latest industry knowledge and technologies, we're able to provide the streamlined and effective experience you deserve. Our team looks forward to exploring your case in greater detail, so give Forensic Accountants & Consultants a call today to set up your free initial consultation!
What Is a Business Valuation?
The term "business valuation" refers to the process and result of determining a company's economic value. A Los Angeles business valuation can be critical if you're looking to buy or sell a business, secure financing, add shareholders, prove a company's worth in court, or navigate a marital dissolution. There are three common approaches to determine the worth of a business:
Asset Approach: This method measures an asset's value by the cost necessary to replace or rebuild it. If applied to the valuation of equity interests in a business, the value is determined according to the net aggregate fair market value of underlying assets.
Income Approach: When we perform a valuation using the income approach, we focus on the concept that a business' value lies in its ability to create future wealth. We use your financial data to predict your anticipated level of income throughout a set duration of time.
Market Approach: This approach establishes the value of a company by comparing it to similar ventures that have recently been sold. To create an accurate estimation of the business' worth, there must be sufficient information on many similar businesses that have recently sold.
Our team carefully evaluates your situation, end goals, and business structure to determine which valuation method would be most beneficial. You can trust that our Los Angeles business valuation team puts in the time, energy, and resources to craft an approach that provides you with substantial and defensible results.
How Our Forensic Accountants Can Help
Our forensic accountants have considerable experience dealing with challenging, time-sensitive financial situations. Particularly in litigation matters, such as a shareholder disputes or contentious marital dissolutions, it's beneficial to have our forensic accountants in your corner to provide expert witness testimony and consulting. Our team handles every step of the business valuation process for you or your counsel, including:
Determining a company's valuation requires access to its financial documents and data. We'll help you acquire inventory information, income tax returns, accounts payable and accounts receivable lists, customer and employment agreements, leases, and equipment lists. Additional information and documentation may be required to complete the process, especially when considering a closely held company. We'll confirm that documents are up-to-date and request additional data into recent transactions and expenses if needed.
Research & Analysis
Understanding the operating methods, performance, and intangible assets of a business is essential to reaching a fair, accurate valuation. We research the skill level and experience of the company's key personnel and management to factor in the value of the company's leadership. Intangible assets such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, or proprietary manufacturing processes can also add significant value and must be accounted for as well. The company's industry and geographical location may also play a factor in our determinations.
Presentation of Results
We're prepared to present and defend our results once we've finished the valuation process. Our forensic accountants stand by the quality of their work and are prepared to explain how they arrived at the final value using easy-to-follow statements, charts, and diagrams.
Why Would I Need a Business Valuation?
A business valuation can be beneficial in several circumstances, whether you're looking to sell or buy a company or navigate a complex litigation situation. Our team is prepared to provide Los Angeles business valuation services for needs such as:
Reliable Business Valuations in Los Angeles
We understand how challenging it can be to determine a fair worth for a business you've invested considerable time, effort, and energy into. Our team of experienced forensic accountants has the experience, research skills, and judgment to determine an accurate valuation that you can trust. Get in touch with Forensic Accountants & Consultants today to schedule your free initial consultation!