Valuations & Appraisals

Your company represents a great source of pride and income to you and your family. You have invested years of your life creating, sculpting, and refining your business. As the owner, your decision to sell is a very important one, and will likely be based upon a number of key considerations, including the anticipated price, terms, and net proceeds of the sale. Our brokers are in the market every day, dealing with Sellers, Buyers and Banks. We can help you make your decision by providing a fair market valuation based upon proven principles, market comparables, verifiable valuation models, and many years of experience selling thousands of businesses!

Brokers Opinion Of Value

If you are a business owner that needs a written report utilizing several relevant valuation methods, or if you are a buyer that needs a value analysis on a business you are considering for purchase, then we can perform a Broker’s Opinion of Value report.  This report is typically 10–15 pages in length and explains the analysis that resulted in the conclusion of value.

Equipment Appraisal

Business appraisals and real estate appraisals do not include a valuation of the individual pieces of machinery and equipment that are owned by a business. Owners, Bankers, CPA’s and Attorneys often need to know the current market value of equipment rather than a depreciated accounting value. The professional equipment appraisers at Access hold the prestigious CERTIFIED MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT APPRAISER (CMEA) designation and can deliver an equipment appraisal that is USPAP compliant, substantiated, and defensible.

Certified Business Appraisal

Often a business owner requires a formal presentation of the value of a business in a self-contained written report. This type of valuation is known as an Appraisal Report. If a valuation has the potential to go to court, or if the report needs to be reviewed by others, such as the IRS for tax implications, this type of report explains in full detail how the value was derived. The Appraisal is developed under the guidelines of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and written by an appraiser certified to perform such analysis. USPAP represents the generally accepted and recognized standards of appraisal practice in the profession. Compliance with these standards ensures that proven peer-reviewed valuation methods are used to develop defendable opinions of value.

Situations that could necessitate an Appraisal Report are:

  • Buy-out of Partners/Shareholders (private companies)
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Exit Strategy Planning
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Insurance Underwriting
  • Buy-in/Capital Infusions/Equity Participation Valuation
  • Independent Appraisal Verification
  • Divorce
  • Family Business Ownership Transfers
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • This report is typically 70–90+ pages in length.

Free Value Assessment

To prepare our clients for the sale process, the professionals at Access Business Advisors will provide a free fair market valuation analysis that establishes a reasonable range of value for your business. This “go to market” valuation range considers a number of value drivers, including:

  • History / trend of Revenues
  • History / trend of Cash flows
  • Size of Cash flows
  • Working capital requirements
  • Marketability of the business
  • Degree of Competition
  • Ease of entry into the business
  • Industry trends
  • Growth opportunities for the business
  • Unique assets
  • Age and quality of physical plant and equipment assets
  • Location and condition of facilities
  • Amount of risk
  • Motivation and Flexibility of the parties
  • Comparable Sales Data
  • ROI and income objectives of buyers
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Access Business Advisors

Serving Greenville &
Upstate SC since 1992.


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Access Business Advisors

728 N Pleasantburg Dr
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Success Stories

  • “Mr. Martin and his staff at Access Business Advisors are thoroughly professional and confidential and they absolutely excel at what they do.  I would highly recommend them to business buyers and sellers alike. I have engaged Mr. Martin and Access twice in the last two years to sell my businesses and could not be happier with their performance.”

    Manufacturing Business
  • “I wanted to convey my sincere gratitude for the service you provided to me and my company during the selling process.  I feel quite fortunate to have found you and your company. You grasped the concept of my complex business and promoted it most effectively, producing several interested buyers.

    Steve & Larry
    Treatment Plant
  • “Your efforts were extraordinary in helping us obtain the proper buyer. You worked tirelessly in your efforts to close the deal. Your expertise and diligence were particularly noted and appreciated…You made us many promises when we listed and you kept them all!

    Doug & Darrell
    Commercial Contractor
  • ”You were professional at all times, answered phone calls promptly, brought good qualified buyers to the table and got the job done in a time frame that was much quicker than I anticipated. I will be happy to recommend you and your company to any prospective buyer.

    Restaurant & Bar