Business Valuations / Appraisals
“Don't Leave Money on the Table When You Sell”
Sunbelt Network thru it's over 250 worldwide offices has a strategic
marketing relationship with Gulf Coast Financial, the leaders in
Why Should A Business Owner Consider An Independent
Help identify the key value drivers, major strengths, and more
importantly, the major weaknesses of a company allowing the owner
to solve both obvious and hidden problems prior to the selling
Determining a reasonable selling price. Many owners rely on general
rules of thumb, casual advice from friends, or other similarly
unreliable sources. Values determined by general multiples or
rules of thumb may be too high or too low. Unless the business
owner goes through the valuation process, he/she will not know
if the owner's expectations of value is too high, it will prolong
the selling process until a price concession is made. If the price
is too low, money is left on the table.
Fully understanding the value of the business will assist during
negotiations. In this market, one can expect buyers to be sophisticated
and experienced. They will conduct a rigorous analysis of the
company even if the seller has not. They will look at those factors
and value drivers that the owner and his advisors should consider
in valuing the company, and they will use that information against
the seller in the negotiations if allowed.
Gulf Coast Financial Valuation Process
(GCF only works with Business Broker professionals and not directly with Sellers or Buyers, so please contact Cecil Dye to assist you with a Valuation/Appraisal).
Determining the purpose of valuation, date of value, and ownership
interest being appraised.
Obtain and review key elements of the business which includes
but is not limited to: Corporate Documents, Financial Records,
Market, Key Personnel, Key Customers, Industry Trends, and Comparable
Sales of Similar Companies.
Determine value indications of the business and owned non-operating
assets using 3 categories of valuation approaches: Asset, Market,
Determine final opinion of value after consideration for all
information obtained, reviewed, and analyzed and making appropriate
allocations for goodwill and other intangibles the business possesses.
Prepare written report.
At Gulf Coast Financial, business valuations is not just
a part of our business, it's our only business. We are a full
service valuation firm providing Intermediaries, Banks, Attorneys
and their respective clients with business valuation service.
The firm and its appraisers belong to the most respected appraisal
associations in the country and hold the highest industry designations,
making them experts in their fields.
Types of Valuations
Suggested Gross Sales
Snapshot Valuation Under $350,000
Value Analysis $350,000 to $1,000,000
Limited Formal Valuation $1,000,000 too $5,000,000
M & A Valuation over $5,000,000
Call: Cecil Dye 843.636.2475 to discuss pricing for your Business