The worth of your business is our business
Business Appraisal Services The worth of your business is our business.

At Business Appraisal Services, LLC, we know what businesses are worth.

Business Appraisal Services, LLC is devoted entirely to the valuation of privately-held companies, partnerships and LLCs.  Our mission is to get to the right value in an objective and independent manner. Our vision is to go beyond the typical business valuation by helping business owners understand the value of their ownership interest in their business.

At BAS, we spend the time and resources to ensure we have access to the latest market data that is necessary for determining the value of your business.  This market data is utilized in several different valuation methods to calculate a narrow range of equity values.  However, relying on great data alone is not the whole answer.  Our professional staff has the battlefield experience to properly adjust the market data to fit the unique circumstances of each client.  The president and founder of BAS, Brad Van Horn, has been involved in more than 3,200 valuations of privately-held entities in a business valuation career of nearly 30 years.  The collective experience and historical track record of our team members is a necessary ingredient in determining an appropriate market value for your business.



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The Valuation Process


Information Review

We review information about your company, including its background, website information, historical financial information, information contained in its current business plan, financial projections (if available), and other promotional literature. We discuss this information with management to gain a deeper understanding of how to apply this information properly in our valuation process.


Calculating a range of equity values

BAS calculates a narrow range of fair market values for the equity of your company, based on independent market data considering the following economic and financial investment concerns.


Discounts applicable to minority ownership interests and other valuation adjustments

Depending on the purpose of the valuation and the ownership percentage being valued, various valuation discounts can come into play when we are valuing a minority ownership interest.


Senior management input

Where possible and useful, we visit your company's facilities and have conversations with company management to gain an understanding of the key strengths, weaknesses, risks, and opportunities of the company, further helping us narrow the range of values.


The final report

The range of preliminary values will be independently determined by BAS and communicated to our client for the engagement.  This report discusses the valuation methods utilized, states key assumptions, and presents the market data we relied upon in the valuation. After considering relevant feedback, BAS will issue the final report. 

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