Business valuation

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Valuations are performed for a variety of reasons including:

Mergers & Acquisitions
Estate & Gift Tax
Buy/Sell Agreements
Succession Planning
Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
Marital Dissolution
Minority Stockholder Disputes
Shareholder Buyouts
Stock Option & Stock Grant Plans
Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment Tests
Purchase Price Allocations
Fairness Opinions
Personal Financial Management (Just Want to Know What It's Worth)
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Built's valuation group performs formal and informal valuations for each of these purposes.

Formal valuations or “Full Appraisals” are long-form reports that are usually required for IRS-related appraisals (gift and estate taxes) or where there is a likelihood that the report will be used in a legal setting (divorces, stockholder disputes, damage cases, etc.).

Informal valuations or “Restricted Appraisals,” usually presented in the form of an opinion letter, are prepared for internal planning and all other purposes.


Individuals performing business valuation for construction and engineering firms.

Valuation Approaches:

In determining the value of an E&C company, Built utilizes the three valuation approaches commonly considered in the profession to arrive at the value of the business: the Asset, Income, and Market approaches.

The Asset approach assumes that the worth of a company is best represented by the value of its underlying assets.

The Income approach assumes that the value of the business is best estimated by the present value of the future benefits (cash flow or earnings) generated by the business.

The Market approach is based on value that can be determined by analyzing recent public stock trading and acquisition transactions in the public and private market of comparable companies.

Built’s experience in working with buyers and sellers of companies in the construction industry gives us a unique, real world understanding of acquisition transactions, especially for privately owned businesses, under this approach.

Depending on the purpose of the valuation, the standard of value used, and the block of stock to be valued, Built weights the value estimates derived from the methods under all three valuation approaches to determine our final estimate of value.