Prepare to sell your business while you wait to re-open it
Order your valuation now with only a nominal deposit and pay the rest later.
(And enjoy a 20% discount if you order by May 31)
Businesses are typically valued over a multi-year historical time frame. For example, our valuation model analyzes the last three calendar years. During negotiations and due diligence, a buyer will often look back even farther.
So how does, say, a two-month closure affect the perceived worth of the business?
Answer: not at all, when there is a good reason for it.
The Coronavirus lockdown is catastrophic to current cash flow, no doubt. But when the business reopens, it will likely recover in a short time. Customer loyalty doesn’t just disappear. Of course, there may be other challenges at that time (e.g., supply lines, other economic factors.) But the basic reasons for its prior success will very likely still be in place.
Now is the perfect time to focus on strategic planning for the future. That is, to look at the business through the eyes of the typical buyer (even though now is not the right time to sell for most operations.)
When the three-year calculation of Seller’s Discretionary Earnings is completed, along with a precision Risk Analysis and resulting market price range, the stage will be set to determine your optimum asking price when it becomes time to sell.
Because of the Coronavirus interruption, we are now offering to do a full analysis and valuation (i.e. a broker’s price opinion, not an appraisal) at a 20% discount, with most of the fee deferred for three months. This will give you time to complete this very important step toward a future sale and hold off on the final payment until things are up and running again.
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