Business Valuation


Kevin M. Zanni
Principal and Director of Business Valuation Services

Nearly every privately held business will need an independent, professional valuation at some point in time. Miller Cooper has been working with businesses for the past 20 years providing valuations for an assortment of needs, including:

  • Financial and estate planning
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Executive compensation plans
  • Valuing collateral for financing
  • Personal reasons, including gifts to family and charities

What Problems Can a Business Evaluation Help Avoid?

  • Tax penalties for undervaluation in estate tax settlements
  • Receiving too little for a company
  • Paying too much for a company
  • Shareholder disputes about the buyout price of the company

How Is a Business Evaluation Conducted?

The techniques we use to value your business include:

  • Visiting the company
  • Interviewing top management
  • Reviewing industry and economic trends
  • Interpreting financial statements
  • Studying comparable publicly held companies
  • Analyzing cash flow
  • Determining the ability to pay dividends
  • Identifying hard assets and intangible assets

Consulting Services for Businesses in Transition

In addition to valuation services, Miller Cooper can help companies going through a management transition with succession planning and retirement planning. Companies experiencing growth can rely on Miller Cooper professionals for timely advice on financing, business consultation, competitive employee benefits packages and buy-sell agreements.