Advisory_ValuationsCRI can help you paint an accurate picture of your business’ worth.

Given the increasing propensity of litigation and popularity of transactions — both of which drive demand for independent, third-party expertise — an accurate picture of a company’s value is instrumental to its success.

Business valuations are a combination of art and science that blends appropriate methods, capitalization rates, discounts and premiums, and other factors to determine the value of your business. CRI relies on a solid knowledge of the many valuation methods, as well as the experience and business savvy to select the most appropriate method for a particular business and/or situation. Understanding your business and goals helps us to determine the valuation method that is best suited for your particular situation — whether the driving factor is succession planning, raising capital, stock valuation, facilitating a merger, or another need. Then we consider factors that should be applied, such as discounts and premiums, and how each will impact your company’s valuation.

CRI can help you frame a realistic financial picture of your business and personal finances by performing valuations that accurately reflect the current value of your company.

Business Valuation Basics

Business Valuation in Equitable Distribution

Business Valuation Discounts

Straight Talk 

Translating technical jargon into a plain English “text.” 
I’m the 51% share co-owner of a closely held construction contractor business, and my partner is ready for me to buy him out. Where should we start?
Do the two of you have a buy-sell agreement?
Yes, we do.
Great! Too many businesses never put one in place, so you’re already headed in the right direction. What does your buy-sell agreement say about how the business is to be valued in a buy-out situation?
It says that the business will be valued by an independent CPA firm.
We prepare a significant number of business valuations each year for situations similar to yours. There are a number of ways to value the business, and we will be happy to work with you and your partner to determine what is most applicable.
Tommie Lee, President & CEO, Vulcan Inc.
“As an employee-owned manufacturing company, we are required by the DOL and the IRS to annually engage an independent valuation firm to determine the value of our corporate stock. Our ESOP board meets shortly after our year-end and relies greatly on the annual valuation for stock transaction purposes. We have counted on the business valuation professionals at Carr, Riggs & Ingram for more than fifteen years to work closely with us, our auditors, and our other financial partners to produce a quality, timely valuation report each year. We have been very pleased with their professionalism, timeliness, and fee structure.”