What Data is Required for a Valuation?

So, you’re a middle-market entrepreneur or a business owner looking for information about selling your business. If that’s the case, you probably already know you need to get a business valuation. That’s where Quantive comes in. Your reasons for needing the valuation could range from preparing for retirement to a divorce asset settlement. In between […]

What Data is Required for a Valuation?

So, you’re a middle-market entrepreneur or a business owner looking for information about selling your business. If that’s the case, you probably already know you need to get a business valuation. That’s where Quantive comes in. Your reasons for needing the valuation could range from preparing for retirement to a divorce asset settlement. In between […]

Make Your Business Valuation a Priority

Valuation enhances your business plan when it comes to the company’s general well-being and how it fits into your exit planning strategy. It gives you the vision and direction to enhance the value of your company, so you can achieve your business transition objectives. By prioritizing valuation, you understand the market value of your company. […]

The Unsolicited Offer: What to Do?

So you’ve received an offer to purchase your business. Perhaps a competitor asks you to lunch and casually broaches the subject. Or a vendor makes an overture to acquire your company. Maybe a business broker calls and has a client that wants to make an offer to purchase your business. As a valuation firm, we […]

Valuation Approaches: Choosing one for 2022

As the new year approaches us, the closing of your annual books and yearly business valuations are as well. Before your valuation, it is essential to note the different types of approaches one can take. The Asset Approach The Asset Approach is a valuation methodology that concludes to value based on a business’s balance sheet […]

The Buy-Sell Agreement: 9 reasons you need one

When forming a business, one of the first things every entrepreneur should think about is their ultimate exit. For most, this is the farthest thing from their mind.  As any corporate attorney will tell you, in the same way, you would plan to protect your children with the creation of a will. Your business should […]

What is my Business Worth?

The vast majority of small business owners have worked extremely hard to build up their businesses.  And as the saying goes, when it comes time to move on (be it for retirement, a change of plans, or an untimely death), there are really only three options: sell, pass it on to a family member or […]

Maximize the Value of Your Company

Value Creation is a strategy that business owners use to maximize the value of their company. Often, business owners create value to sell their company at a high price. A sound transition plan helps business owners realize their exit goals and the tentative time-in-hand for getting their company ready for a sale. They can utilize […]

Mind the Gap: Using Valuation for Gap Analysis

Our clients use business valuations for many reasons. Litigation? Check. Underwriting? Yep. Shareholder Agreements? Absolutely. Although, one of the ways we love to see our clients engage our services (and quite frankly, we don’t see this reason enough) is for gap analysis. What Is Gap Analysis It sounds fancy, right? As a concept, gap analysis […]

You Probably Don’t Know the Actual Value of Your Company

[Updated for 2021] And not knowing your value is eventually going to cause problems.  Throughout thousands of client interactions, one statistic stands out above all others: entrepreneurs drastically overestimate the value of their company.   It’s not surprising, of course.  It falls right in line with human nature: we all think our house is perfect, no […]