That is one tough (and fair) question. But like many things in this world, it depends. Pricing out a valuation is like buying a car. Do you need the Cadillac, the heavy-duty pick-up truck, the economical hatchback, or would a bicycle do? It is impossible to know what the car will cost until you know what is needed and why you need it.
In my previous post, I highlighted some of the key questions you should ask a valuator before you engage them, but that’s only half the equation. Below are some of the questions that you should expect your valuator to ask of you, and sure signs that they know what to look for when beginning the valuation process.
You’re a business owner or operator and, for one of many potential reasons (tax, litigation, a potential sale, etc.) you’ve decided you need a business valuation). Identifying the need is one thing, but identifying the right fit is another. Before you engage a valuator, there are a few key questions that you should ask to make sure they are the right person for the job.
Academic researchers and market analysts like public market data because it comes from the unbiased open market where value is continually assessed on an arm’s length basis by a large number of potential investors, and because it is readily measurable for most liquid, minority interests.
It’s true Alberta is facing tough times, but with the exception of the 2008-09 downturn, the province had an extraordinary run of positive financial returns for
Thirty years of business valuation and financial litigation expertise, with likely over one thousand assignments, translates to gray hair and some fuzzy eyesight.