Business Valuation: Valuing the Operations and Assets of Privately Held Companies
What do business valuation (“BV”) experts do?
Business valuation experts value companies that are privately held (not publicly traded). The value of a publicly traded stock can be found by looking at its price in the stock market. For a privately held company, the BV expert is acting in the role of the market. BV experts also value partial interests in companies or partnerships and the intangible assets of a company, such as customer relationships, intellectual property and trade names. Many also provide forensic accounting, litigation support and expert witness testimony for disputes.