Anyone can provide a valuation for a business, but few company valuations are impartial or can be trusted. Advisors and Agents inflate valuations to seal signatures, Accountants can often miss intangibles and tend to be conservative. Acquirers will always try to achieve the best price they can.
Not all valuations are the same, either. For example ‘cash free, debt free‘ is not the same as an offer that includes assets. Also, the amount paid upfront, the timing of milestone payments, and restrictions on earn-outs can often complicate offers too.
Enter your financials below and receive a free valuation based on the financials you have supplied to us. It can either be used to compare with a valuation you have already received or to give you a ‘first pass’ on what your business may be worth, should it be sold.
We have collated actual data on completed deals across all sectors in the last 12 months and reverse-engineered multipliers and weighting. This gives a 90% confidence range for your company for the full disposal price.
The results will give a fair range within which your business should be sold, taking into account your sector, profitability, assets and overall enterprise size.
Of course, there are always exceptions, but unless there is a significant or compelling reason that makes your copmany uniquely different, your business will be sold somewhere between the upper and lower limit.
So, unless you have a unique patent or IP, high year on year growth, outstanding profitability, or a particularly attractive sub-sector – any valuation outside of these boundaries is unlikely to be realised.
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In the early stages of such an important undertaking, it can be a bit of a moral maze: who do you trust?
Firm Gains gave me confidence with detailed advice and support. I would recommend their services to other entrepreneurs seeking to buy a business.Mr T Washington , Founder
I found it much easier to get my head around a business sale this way than talking to my accountant. You speak a language I understand!
Even though the whole process of selling seems daunting, I’ve got more confidence that I’m heading in the right direction.Mrs T Boothe , Founder
Thank you for your email and the excellent advice provided earlier this week. It was immensely helpful and has helped me to plan my future direction for the practice.
I would have no problem whatsoever in recommending your services in the future.Mr & Mrs Halldron , Co-Owners
Firm Gains were recommended to me and I was not disappointed. They were efficient, helpful and effective responding quickly to my request with all the facts that were needed to ensure a stress-free dialogue with our buyer.
What really helped was the advice over and above the valuation, which was immensely valuable and gave me the confidence to proceed. I would not hesitate in recommending them.Mr C Waite , Founder
We found the advice invaluable, which was clear and concise and felt your firm had a good handle on market trends and business sectors.
With also the backup of the secondary services, there was a feeling you had all bases covered if we wanted to proceed with our exit via Management Buy Out (‘MBO’).Mr D Wills , Director
Thank you for your advice. I was just about to sign up to the wrong kind of business agent for a company of our size, but read your post just in time.
I found a more serious partner, with experience in our industry and we’re already using the same language.Mr F Summerscale , Managing Director
We have been greatly impressed by the clear and impartial advice given to us by Firm Gains. After just an initial phone call we felt much better informed, with a new awareness of the many options available to us.
Firm gains understood our situation quickly and clearly and were anything but ‘pushy’. Refreshing compared to what we’d experienced before.Mr C Hutcheson , Managing Director
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