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Chartered Business Valuations

Beacon is a business valuation firm in Toronto that provides independent and advisory valuation following international valuation standards. Our valuation analysts and Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) that author our Calculation Reports are members of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV).

In the end, the market will indicate to our Toronto business brokers what your company is worth. The process starts with a valuation that tells you, among other things, what companies like yours have recently sold for and what we believe is a fair market value given current market conditions. Beacon provides business valuation services in Toronto, across Canada, and throughout the United States.

Accurate & Confidential Valuators

Business valuations can serve many purposes for business owners. As a result, the complexity of valuation will reflect the intended purpose of the report. Beacon offers clients comprehensive Broker Opinion of Value reports and Chartered Business Valuations reports to assess a company’s current value.

Valuations are essential when selling or buying a business. They help establish a company’s price when a partner disagreement needs settling, applying for a bank loan, an estate freeze is required, or a business value needs defending in a legal dispute.

The valuators at Beacon understand value drivers and the process of value creation. We have the expertise to satisfy any business evaluation needs. Our full range of business valuation services includes valuation, due diligence, Opinion of Value reports, and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) Calculation reports.

Our valuators provide analysis with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

Valuations can help negotiate a purchase and sale, secure credit, settle a legal dispute, taxation purposes, or management’s internal use. Beacon provides a range of valuation services to our clients, including analyzing Notice to Reader, reviewing Engagement or Audited financial statements, and coming up with a Broker’s Opinion of Value or Chartered Business Valuator Calculation Report.

Our CBV’s and analysts have ample experience evaluating businesses in various industries. Contact us to explore your options confidentially with a business valuation advisor.

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Professional Business Valuation Services

There are various situations when you may need a business evaluator to assess your business.

We provide professional business valuations in Toronto for the following purposes:

 

We provide a business valuation assessment as part of our M&A services.

Business valuation is essential to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. It helps a valuator advise on the timing of a sale, price expectations, and more.

We appraise businesses to advise on how to reorganize the company for maximum profit.

Valuation is common when a business is under financial distress or looking to optimize its operations or performance.

We also offer business appraisal services for corporate reorganizations to help taxpayers redirect funds to a business. We can provide appraisal services in the case of an estate freeze or section 85 rollovers.

Beacon evaluates businesses to identify the value of a business’s interests, determine net family property, and generate income reports for support purposes.

When a business owner is looking to buy out a shareholder, a business appraisal can help a buyer identify the appropriate costs.

A management buyout occurs when a business’s management team buys the company’s assets and operations. A business appraisal helps a team to identify the value of a business’s assets and operations.

We provide business appraisal services and assist with oppression or dissent remedies under the relevant federal/provincial Business Corporations Acts.

We do business valuations for tax purposes to streamline income tax processes and estate planning. We can also provide these services for insurance claim purposes (business interruption claims, etc.).

We appraise businesses for commercial litigation to aid those involved in any dispute.

Determining the market value of a business plays an essential role in any expropriation process.

We provide business evaluation services to help business buyers make educated stock choices.

A business evaluation is essential for employees looking to invest in businesses offering ESOP.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Business Valuations

Are you thinking about buying or selling a business? Or are you a business owner trying to determine how much your business is worth?

Before even thinking about buying or selling a business, it’s essential to have a professionally certified business valuation done. Having your business appraised will help you know what you are buying and help you come up with a fair price point for your business.

 

Your business’s key value drivers are profit, management and employee base, dependence, and longevity. Learn more about these factors that valuators look at, as they directly indicate your business’s value:

  1. Profit: The primary goal of every business is to generate positive cash flow. Ultimately, the profit that a company generates will be the key value driver that determines its valuation. Beyond this, several other factors affect a company’s evaluation. Businesses are considered an ongoing concern, which is why, when valuing a company, it is essential to assess a company’s potential to generate future profits.
  2. Management & Employee Base: Businesses with high growth potential and positive industry outlook will trade at higher multiples as buyers are more willing to offer a premium for future profits. Additionally, a company with a lean cost structure or low owner dependence are also considered desirable.
  3. Dependence on Clients or Suppliers: Another factor that determines a company’s value is its economic moat. A company with a low threat from competition and high entry barriers is perceived to have a lower risk.
  4. The Longevity of the Business Model: Other factors that might impact valuation include pending litigation, management experience, revenue concentration, client base and supply chain. Experts will account for all these factors in their model assumptions to accurately value a company.

Many factors can affect a business’s evaluation. Most people just care about sales and profit margins, but there is a lot more involved.

There is no one-size-fits-all process for valuing a business, as every industry is different. Our professional business evaluators look at many other factors, including (but not limited to):

  • How long has the company been in business?
  • What has their growth or decline looked like over their history?
  • What does the competitive landscape look like (lots of small competitors, a few large competitors, niche business, etc.)?
  • What assets does the company currently own (inventory, property, personnel, vehicles)?
  • How much debt does the company have, and who owns the debt?

Putting together a business evaluation is a detailed and arduous task. If you are considering buying or selling a business, it is in your best interest to have your business appraised by a business valuation firm like Beacon Brokerage.

We maintain strategic business valuation methods. Whether working with a buyer or a seller, our 3-step process is:

  1. VALUATE
  2. NEGOTIATE
  3. CLOSE

 

If you are looking for a business valuation firm in Toronto or Ontario, you have come to the right place. Contact us to book a FREE and confidential initial consultation.