Business Valuation

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Wondering what your business is worth?  Have you encountered a situation where professional help is needed in arriving at a value?  Our firm is available to assist you with these matters.  Chip Keller has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).  This designation indicates that Chip has satisfied the NACVA's rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity and integrity in the field of business valuation.

There are a number of reasons listed below why you might need a business appraisal and a call with us can help to determine the next steps.

  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
  • Adding or removing business partners
  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Divorce
  • Succession Planning
  • Shareholder or Partner Disputes


There are two basic types of valuation services that can be offered depending on the reason for the valuation – a calculation engagement and a valuation engagement. 

Calculation Engagement

The calculation engagement requires a valuation firm to perform fewer procedures than a valuation engagement and can be calculated on a method agreed to by the valuation firm and the client.  This results in a calculation of value and is less costly to perform than a valuation engagement.

Valuation Engagement

A valuation engagement is more involved to prepare and results in a conclusion of value.  The valuation firm is free to choose the type of method used to value the company but should consider several different approaches.

For engagements where it is likely that the value will be needed in court or for tax filing purposes, a valuation engagement will generally be required. 

Experience and Depth of Resources

Business Valuation is a specialized field and the engagement of experts is critical to getting the appropriate outcome.  In order to expand our geographic reach as well as increasing our range of service offering, we have partnered with Bridge Valuation Partners, LLC.  Bridge Valuation Partners, LLC is a full service valuation firm located in St. Louis, Missouri.  Our partnership with this firm allows us to provide local service as well as providing additional depth in valuation services including litigation support and expert witness services.


Bridge Valuation Partners, LLC

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