Business Valuation Services

Having the right information at hand.

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Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding the value of a business or property. Whether it is for a business acquisition, an exit strategy for retirement, or a property settlement, having the right information on hand can mean a world of difference when it comes to planning your future. Porte Brown LLC has highly qualified CPAs who can assist you when making one of the most critical and complex decisions of your life. We help our clients take a proactive approach, so they have all of the relevant information on hand before a decision needs to be made.

How Can a Business Valuation Help My Company?

If you’re in the process of exiting from your business having a professional by your side is absolutely essential – you need to have a clear understanding of the value of your company because otherwise, you could make costly mistakes when making your decision. Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, you need to be able to accurately estimate your business value, and the only way to do that is to look for business evaluation services that can provide you reliable answers. Getting an accurate company evaluation is essential because it’s required for obtaining adequate insurance coverage, when selling the company, or when considering how much you should reinvest.

Business appraisal can also be important for potential investors, especially if you need to attract funding to save the company, as most investors will need to see business valuation resources and reports, and will need to be shown how their investment could help to save and revitalize the company, increasing its worth in the process. Even if you don’t plan on selling, getting your business appraised each year can help to measure your performance and identify the areas that need work.

But even though there are numerous benefits of corporate valuation, finding reliable Chicago business valuation services can be challenging, as most valuation services providers make big promises, even though not all of them have the results to back it up. Which is why you need to find a reliable Chicago business valuation provider with a proven track record such as Porte Brown.

Understanding Worth

As a business owner, you may be concerned about preserving the value of your closely held business, whether for the next generation or for a potential future sale. Understanding what your company is worth, through a business valuation, is the first step toward accomplishing that task.

Porte Brown LLC has highly qualified CPAs and CVAs that can assist you when making one of the most critical and complex decisions in the life of your company. Our CPAs have the extensive experience with accounting, financial statement analysis and tax issues related to valuation. Whether you need a small business valuation or need a large corporate valuation, Porte Brown has the business valuation resources, knowledge and expertise to properly assist you with your valuation needs no matter the size or industry.

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What Makes Porte Brown a Chicago Valuation Expert?

There are countless reasons why you may want to perform a company valuation for your business, not the least of which is the fact that it’s sensible from a business perspective to have that information on hand. And at Porte Brown, we understand that your top priority when getting your company appraised is to receive an accurate business evaluation, which is what our 70 years of experience and an impeccable track record can ensure. Over the decades that we have offered Chicago business valuation services, we have helped businesses in various industries and from all kinds of backgrounds, so there isn’t a situation that we wouldn’t be familiar with or wouldn’t know how to handle. At the same time, we understand that each business and its owner are unique, so we will work with you to accommodate your individual needs and exceed all of your expectations.

The Porte Brown accounting team has wide-ranging experience and the knowledge you need regarding financial statement analysis and various tax issues that may arise during an appraisal. This allows us to offer effective business valuation services no matter the size of your business or the industry that you operate in. An accurate small business valuation is an integral part of growing your company, attracting new investors, and selling it, so let Porte Brown help you come up with an accurate and extensive evaluation report that will enable you to make the best decisions for your business.

CVA Spotlight: Certified Valuation Analyst

"The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) trains and certifies CVAs to perform business valuations as a service to both the consulting community and the users of their services. Through training and rigorous testing, CVAs demonstrate they are qualified to provide capable and professionally executed valuation services. NACVA recommends specific training as a prerequisite to certification to assure that practitioners have the knowledge and understanding necessary to perform competent services, and to assure a level of consistency and continuity in their work product. Users of valuation services benefit by having greater confidence that the service they receive is professional in quality, adheres to industry standards of practice, and meets a level of expertise the Association deems credible and worthy of one of its designees." To learn more about the CVA designation, visit www.nacva.com.

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For more information, please contact Porte Brown’s Valuation and Exit Planning Practice Group leader, Jeffrey Smiejek, CPA, CVA, CEPA, at 847-956-1040.

Acquisition Assistance

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It's all about the details.

Successful acquisitions depend on the guidance of experts in order to fully uncover the values, risks, and liabilities involved in a potential transaction. Porte Brown professionals provide a full range of acquisition assistance services, including rigorous due diligence that goes above and beyond just verifying data. We take pride in looking at the business case in its entirety and analyze the strategic synergies that predict value creation. Our pro-active, highly disciplined, and objective approach keeps the process moving toward a swift and successful closing.

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