Minneapolis Valuations

A business valuation is an important tool for overall financial management. It is a complex report that includes industry benchmarks, a detailed financial analysis, and much more!

Most business owners and attorneys know the basics of the business valuation process. For example, you may know there are three approaches to value:

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You may even know some of the methods that fall under these approaches, including the:

  • Adjusted book value,
  • Excess earnings,
  • Guideline public company,
  • Merger and acquisition,
  • Capitalization of earnings, and
  • Discounted cash flow methods.

It is often said valuation is an art as much as a science.

Valuation analysts piece together various types of internal and external data to get a complete picture of how much a business is worth. The process requires more than dropping numbers into a black box. Like a trained artist, valuators use their professional tools, accepted methods and business experience to finesse the data into reliable value conclusions.

Smith Schafer’s Minneapolis valuation experts work with business owners to uncover the true value of their companies’ tangible and intangible assets. The resulting valuation report provides an accurate baseline measurement that informs your strategic plan – whether your goal is to sell the business, arm yourself for litigation or build additional value for the future.

Our Expertise.

Our experienced and knowledge valuation team holds the following licenses and credentials:

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ABV

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CFF

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CGMA

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CMA

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CPA

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CVA

Minneapolis Valuations Services:

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Acquisition Assistance

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Business Valuation Resources

What is my Manufacturing Company Worth?

What is my Manufacturing Company Worth?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you understand what your manufacturing company is worth? Whether you are reaching retirement or have received an offer to sell, it is crucial to understand what value means for a business.

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Understanding the Build-Up Method

Understanding the Build-Up Method

Reading Time: 2 minutes When valuing a business, experts use various valuation methods, such as Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) analysis, comparable company analysis, market value, and asset-based methods. When using DCF method, one way to select an appropriate discount rate for the business is to use the built-up method.

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