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How Business Valuations Support Litigation & Inform Court Decisions

Often, in legal proceedings involving business disputes in Toronto and across Ontario, key issues arise, such as financial loss or the value of a business - figures that can differ and be inherently arrived at differently, depending on the that prepared the report. As a result, court proceedings may call two financial experts to present different expert opinions, testifying on the value of the business in question, or the fi...

A New Year in Business: Mapping Out Your Financial Future in Our Breakfast Seminar

What’s your New Year’s resolution - does it include mapping out the future of your business? As a business owner in Toronto, one of the most renowned and globally competitive markets, maintaining profitability and ensuring a stable financial future requires considering its outlook as 2017 ends and a new year filled with opportunities begins. It pays to be steps ahead of impending shifts in the market, which starts with...

How to Identify Gaps in a Business Valuation Report

The quality of a report is largely driven by the underlying assumptions made by the valuator - how reasonable or unreasonable those assumptions are will reflect the quality of the report.  The valuator’s experience and professional judgment will affect his/her ability to make reasonable and supportable assumptions which directly affects the quality of the valuation conclusions.

Not All Business Valuations Are Created Equal

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From a Bargain to a Deal: Turning Your Business into a Prime Acquisition

Many larger companies are looking for ; acquiring smaller, but quickly growing businesses that present a tremendous potential for growth and profit when combined with a larger company’s array of assets. This is especially true these days with the rise of startups: quickly growing small business ventures, later on acquired by corporate giants for their promising value. Most company ...

6 Key Ways a Business Valuation Shapes an Informed Sale

Whether it is a matter of moving towards other profitable ventures or simply cashing in your lifelong investment, successfully putting your business on the market in Toronto and leveraging it into a prime acquisition depends largely on its worth. Selling your business to an external third party begins with a which informs your next steps, such as further enhancing its value and creating an opportunity to sell for a significa...

10 Steps to Critiquing an Expert Company Valuation Report – Part I

Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) are frequently retained as independent experts in , shareholder or matrimonial disputes to prepare an independent, expert damages or valuation report; as well as review an opposing expert’s report.  This independent and objective assistance is intended to help facilitate a settlement and/or assist a trier of fact render a decision in court.  As a b...

Health in Business: Avoid Shareholder Disputes with a Company Valuation Report

As if business ownership is not complicated enough, adding multiple shareholders to the mix only complicates matters even more, as differing opinions, priorities, and visions can be the root of disagreement and conflict among shareholders. When relationships among these key persons break down, a company must have mechanisms in place for dealing with the dispute, or for , such as through an exit planning advisory service that ...

Top 10 Essential Factors to Ensure a Premium Business Valuation & Purchase Offer

It’s no secret that the key to surviving in business is rising above the fray of competition each of your industry peers have long been engaged in. Doing so raises your company’s value, resulting in a premium business valuation that helps your business stand out and than any other member of its industry peer group, such as similar businesses in the GTA. With the help of a busines...

A Favorable Company Valuation with a Well-Defined Switzerland Structure

Doing business in fast-rising and highly-populated Ontario means it’s a priority to ensure that your company stands out starting from its early stages of growth, to maturity, and all the way to when you will assess its viability to survive in the near future, which may result in you exiting the business. In these cases, a is useful in arriving at a benchmark for measuring growth as a...

Growth Hacks: Deriving a Favorable Business Valuation & Increased Marketability

As a business owner in Toronto, or anywhere Ontario, it should be your goal to constantly drive your business towards growth, which then increases its value. By increasing the likelihood for growth and the anticipated growth rate, the value of your business increases, and over time, attracts a greater number of potential purchasers, should you decide to put your business on the market. Starting with an expert and independen...