WHAT IS THE VALUE IN MAKING YOUR BUSINESS STRONGER


1. n. an enterprise dedicated to the art of engaging scientifically proven and legally upheld methodology to empirically derive the value of an interest in a business, intangible asset, litigation dispute, cost segregation study, or forensic investigation.

Value Defined performs valuation services for small businesses, middle market businesses, business owning families, and family offices. We perform business valuations for gift and estate tax, income tax, transactional, ESOP, financial reporting, litigation support and expert testimony , as well as forensic investigations, and bankruptcy. Our services can help business owners determine business value, identify ways to grow the value of the business, buy other businesses, or ultimately exit the business. For more information on any of these services, please click on one of the links below:

 

BUSINESS VALUATION SERVICES

Having completed hundreds of valuations, our firm offers years of training and experience in the preparation of business valuations. We believe that a business valuation should not only be technically sound, but also economically feasible.

 

TAX VALUATION

Cost Segregation is a tax strategy that permits the allocation of building costs between real estate and personal property based on case law and IRS guidelines utilizing qualified engineers, estimators or architects to determine the proper cost segregation.

 

LITIGATION SUPPORT

We have a sterling reputation for analysis that complies with professional standards and methodologies, and testimony that clearly states the facts in the case and provides the support necessary for the court to understand our conclusion.

 

EXIT PLANNING

We realize that the business owners have spent a lifetime working hard to build their business. We also know that the business owners have an expectation of what they need to sell their business to provide enough capital after tax to maintain their current life style, fund their philanthropic objectives or provide for their family.

 

VALUE ENHANCEMENT

Value Defined has designed a value enhancement program to help small to medium sized businesses from pre-revenue up to $100M in revenue grow the value of their companies. Our program identifies erosion drivers and recommends strategies that create business growth.

 

MERGER & ACQUISITION

For a small business or a company in the “middle market”, finding a ready, willing, and able buyer for the company is a tough job. Convincing potential buyers of your company’s value requires a thorough analysis of the business and a well-defined marketing strategy.

 

FAIRNESS OPINIONS

Transactions involving changes in a corporation’s control can oftentimes create the need to obtain an expertly derived, critically thorough and unbiased Fairness Opinion. Value Defined has proven invaluable to hundreds of investors and owners who are making transactional decisions regarding their financial futures.

 

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

Forensic accounting services are required to investigate the facts underlining alleged charges or wrongdoing of an individual or company. Value defined has proven experience in one of the largest forensic engagement in Northwest Ohio.

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With a highly qualified staff and over 50 years of experience, Value Defined, will provide you with the services you need to create value.

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RESOURCES

Personal Goodwill

The existence of goodwill should be questioned in every asset transaction. In most privately held businesses, personal goodwill exists and is seldom contractually held by the business of personal goodwill is a two-step process.

Personal Goodwill

The existence of goodwill should be questioned in every asset transaction. In most privately held businesses, personal goodwill exists and is seldom contractually held by the business of personal goodwill is a two-step process.

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Personal Goodwill - Part 2

There are three methodologies used to value personal goodwill: residual method, multi-attribute utility model, and discounted cash flow method.

Personal Goodwill - Part 2

There are three methodologies used to value personal goodwill: residual method, multi-attribute utility model, and discounted cash flow method.

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EBT or EBITDA

Traditional business valuation fundamentals, as currently taught to analysts, indicate that earnings before taxes (EBT) is the starting point for normalizing historical earnings.

EBT or EBITDA

Traditional business valuation fundamentals, as currently taught to analysts, indicate that earnings before taxes (EBT) is the starting point for normalizing historical earnings.

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Cost of Capital

Whether you are selling your business, buying a business, or defending the value of your equity interest for tax, ESOP or litigation purposes, the correct value requires the correct determination of the cost of capital to the equity holder.

Cost of Capital

Whether you are selling your business, buying a business, or defending the value of your equity interest for tax, ESOP or litigation purposes, the correct value requires the correct determination of the cost of capital to the equity holder.

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ENGAGEMENTS

May 10, 2019

Valuation in Action – Case Studies

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