Reliable and Accurate Business Valuations
Determining the value of a privately-held company requires knowledge and experience in the financial marketplace. Our valuation professionals are well-trained in business valuation theory and carry a wide base of valuation experience. They have earned AICPA-ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) and NACVA-CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) designations by completing the required courses and written examinations. McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC is a proud partner of the Financial Consulting Group, a national alliance of independent firms leading the valuation and litigation services industry. This partnership allows us to pool our expertise at a national level and offer you the highest in quality service.
Valuations can be helpful in a variety of situations including:
- Bankruptcy – Bankruptcies filed under Title 11, Chapter 7 or 11, generally must be able to demonstrate “insolvency”, meaning the value of debts exceeds that of the available assets. This point is often in dispute between debtors and creditors and must be worked out in court. Our firm has professionals who specialize in bankruptcy and have represented both debtors and creditors in well over a thousand cases. We can provide you with the consultation and/or expert witness services needed to resolve the matter of insolvency.
- Buying or selling your business – Whether you are considering selling your business or buying a business, it’s essential to have a reasonable approximation of its worth. Our analysts use several methods to determine how potential buyers and sellers view the business in question.
- Gifting of assets – Transferring potentially appreciating assets to reduce your estate can be a valuable estate planning tax strategy. An independent valuation prepared in compliance with government regulations can help your gifts withstand IRS inspection.
- Litigation – Whether you’re experiencing a divorce, business split, minority shareholder dissents, calculation of damages, eminent domain, or any of the numerous other reasons that one finds themselves involved in a litigated matter, “valuation” is almost always an issue. Getting a full value report from a competent professional is critical. It’s equally important that the professional provide expert testimony in court and explain those conclusions in a way that can be understood. We specialize in expert witnessing services and have professionals with many years of expert witness testimony experience.
- Seeking business financing – An objective valuation can help you obtain financing from investors and lenders.
- Strategic planning – A periodic business valuation serves as a measurement tool in identifying strengths and weaknesses. Through this valuable insight, it becomes possible to boost overall success and effectiveness.
Other situations that may benefit from a valuation include family limited partnerships, buy-sell agreements, shareholder disputes, employee stock option plans, divorce, due diligence analysis, mergers, and acquisitions.