What is the value of your business?

Business valuations are often complex. Engaging the services of an experienced valuer will not only increase your understanding of the valuation process, but gain expert advice on how you can maximise your valuation with the right preparation.


Alan McGillivray is accepted by the Australian Law Courts to provide expert advice, particularly in relation to business valuations.

You may be considering valuing your business for any number of reasons. Our experience has been in providing valuations for:

  • Financing expansion and growth to take advantage of market opportunity
  • Financing business diversification
  • Change in ownership ratios
  • Acquiring a new business
  • Preparing a business for sale
  • Preparing for business merger
  • Business partnership breakdown
  • Family Law
  • Risk minimisation including insurance purposes
  • Restructure and associated stamp duty consequences
  • Meeting the $6 million Small Business Test

There are a number of approaches that typically lead to a proper business valuation. These include having an in depth understanding of your assets, your revenue and the market in which your business operates.

Whilst a review of the financial health of your business is a high priority often the “state” of your business can affect the valuation. Influencing your valuation could be the quality of the systems, policies and procedures you have in place to streamline your operation. A valuer with experience in business advisory and coaching capabilities can assist you in preparing your business for the very best valuation possible.

By combining our valuation and business advisory services with our speciality services in tax accounting and self managed superannuation funds you will have a holistic approach to increasing your business profits and your personal wealth.

Business valuations require that a basic methodology is followed, however individual assessment and judgement are also key elements . There are five basic valuation methodologies used including:

  • Discounted cash flow
  • Capitalisation of future maintainable earnings
  • Notional realisation of assets
  • Net tangible assets (on a going concern basis)
  • Capitalisation of future maintainable dividends

For more detailed information on each of the methodologies, please click here.

For more information on our business valuation services in Sydney please call us now on (02) 9821 2455 or complete our online enquiry form.

About Alan McGillivray & Associates

With more than 20 years experience, we service clients ranging from small businesses to medium sized enterprises up to $50M in turnover. Our goal is to help you achieve success in growing your business sustainably and profitably.

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