How to value your business

Valuing a business isn’t only useful when you’re looking to buy or sell a company. It can also help when you:

  • are growing or expanding your business – an accurate valuation can help to secure funding or bring focus to areas for improvement
  • are looking for outside investment – like the brave souls on Dragons’ Den. Any investors will want to see a realistic figure, and know how you got to it
  • are offering shares to employees – you’ll need to work out a fair price

At Merlin, we have access to business valuation software. This tool is a great way of measuring how much your business is worth, and monitoring changes to its value year-on-year.

The same valuation approach is often used to resolve disputes. These might relate to estate and gift taxation or divorce litigation. These situations can be stressful, but we can help to take away some of the headache.