Methods of Valuing a Business
- Price: £3.60
- Published: October 2015
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
There are many different reasons why a business might be valued, including to sell or buy it, or to raise finance. Buyers and sellers will inevitably have different objectives (usually minimising or maximising the price). However, the real value of a business can ultimately only be determined by the price that a buyer is prepared to pay and a seller is prepared to accept.
This factsheet describes the different methods used to value a business and which methods are best suited to valuing different types of enterprise. It also outlines other factors that need to be considered in valuing a business.