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Knowing the value of your business is one of the most important decision-making tools a business owner can have.

Public companies are actively traded on a stock exchange, which provides potential investors the market value of a company, at any given time.

Market value for private companies is not readily available, making a business valuation more complex. Each business valuation is unique and requires an understanding of the business dynamics and value drivers. Issues such as, normalizing adjustments• One-time large bad debt expense when a customer became insolvent
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• Professional fees paid for a lawsuit
, redundant assets• Investments in stocks & bonds
• Residential investment rental property
, and the determination of a multiple will be addressed by our experienced team.

At KBH, we are often approached by business owners, lawyers, potential investors, and sellers to help determine the fair market value of a business. Our team knows that time is of the essence, and we strive to complete our valuation reports well within the decision-making timeline.

Some situations where a business valuation is needed:

    • Purchase or sale of a business,
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and due diligence,
    • Divorce and division of assets (matrimonial disputes),
    • Corporate reorganizations and restructuring,
    • Shareholder disputes,
    • Debt financing,
    • Ownership succession and retirement planning,
    • Estate planning,
    • Loss quantification and business interruption (insurance claims),
    • Litigation support & expert witness testimony (Alberta Court of King’s Bench)
    • Strategic business planning, such as the development of an employee share ownership plan and management buy-out

Our approach to business valuation

At KBH, we understand the risks involved in a business and the importance of getting things right the first time. An incorrect business valuation can have serious financial consequences to you and your business. By engaging our team, you can be assured that our business valuation experts will work diligently with you in determining the fair market value of your business. We bring our market and industry experience to calculate the value of your business. Once value is determined, our team of experts will sit down with you and explain the valuation process to ensure you understand our conclusion.

We maintain high standards and all our valuation’s reports are prepared in conformity with the standards set out by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.

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