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Are The Business Valuation Specialists Employed By American Business Appraisers Certified Appraisers?

Our Arizona business valuation analysts hold several designations in the business appraisal and equipment appraisal fields. As a certified appraiser, we offer valuation services including business valuation, equipment appraisal, and estate and gift tax services. Our Arizona business appraisal experts perform valuations nationwide. Learn more about our appraisal services by calling American Business Appraisers at… Continue >>>

Seven Critical Reasons for Obtaining a Business Valuation

Estate & Gift Tax Planning When transferring shares in a corporation or interests in a limited liability company (LLC), having a business valuation performed, prior to any transfer, will determine what the shares or interests are worth to help stand up to any IRS scrutiny. If the value of your interest, plus the value of… Continue >>>

Approaches To Intangible Valuation Of Businesses

As mentioned in a previous article, valuing intangible assets can be an important part of any business valuation for marital dissolutions, gift tax determination, estate planning, shareholder rights cases, conversion from C corporation to S corporation or sale of a business. An experienced business appraiser will help you identify the intangibles unique to your business,… Continue >>>

I’m Going Through A Divorce And Need My Business And Assets Appraised? What Is My First Step And Can Your Valuations Analysts Help?

Attorneys and judges rely on experienced valuation analysts from business appraisal firms like American Business Appraisers. We possess the proper certifications in business valuation and asset appraisals to assist the court in equitable distribution of assets between spouses or business partners. Our certified appraisers have assisted the court in many cases, and we invite you… Continue >>>

Benchmarking (adding value)

Assessing risk is a crucial part of valuing a closely-held business. Business appraisers use risk assessments in the income approach to estimate rates of return (discount rates) and in the market approach to select valuation multiples. All else being equal, the higher a company’s risk, the lower its value, conversely lower risk (value drivers) increases… Continue >>>

Reasonable Compensation Guidance

Adjustments for reasonable or replacement compensation – whether in corporate practice or when conducting a business valuation can be one of the most difficult adjustments to quantify. There are numerous factors that should be considered when adjusting compensation levels. Oftentimes, American Business Appraisers find an individual’s, whether they are the owner or principle within the… Continue >>>

How to Benchmark the Value of a Business

The question that arises most often for many small business owners and others interested in purchasing a business is “what is a reasonable price for this business?” To some degree, every business is unique and therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the value. Years ago, I was visiting with a dentist who was… Continue >>>

Does Your Firm Perform Estate and Gift Tax Services to Satisfy IRS Requirements?

We do offer estate and gift tax services to satisfy IRS stock valuation requirements. Discounts are applied to minority holders’ interests and can range between 20%-60%. Our experienced business appraisers offer business owners in Arizona and throughout the United States stock valuation services including: asset valuation, partnership financial appraisals, machinery and equipment appraisals, equipment valuation,… Continue >>>

Three Aspects of a Business Valuation Professional

This is a good time to reflect on three important and misunderstood aspects of the role of the valuation professional: The valuation professional. The nature of the finding. How are the findings used. Role of the Professional: Valuation professionals may act as either an “appraiser” or “consultant” – but not both in a single engagement.… Continue >>>

Separating Personal Goodwill in a Corporation Sale

A sale of a corporation under an asset sale arrangement should be carefully planned to establish the personal goodwill that may exist and if it is being sold in a “separate transaction” apart from the sale of the assets of the corporation. This is particularly true where a closely-held C corporation’s transaction deal is structured… Continue >>>

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