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How to sell your business successfully? Learn 7 mistakes you are likely to make when valuating and selling your company

12 October 2021
Krzysztof CIESIELSKI
Selling a company tends to be a long process that takes a couple of months. In practice, it starts much earlier than the actual negotiations with the buyer. That is when the business owner can make mistakes that will cost them dearly. What are these traps and how can they be avoided?

Business valuation: who and to what extent should do it when a company is being sold?

12 October 2021
Krzysztof CIESIELSKI
If the seller wants to land a good price and the buyer wants to avoid overpaying, the transaction of selling a business must be supported with a reliable valuation of the acquired company. But who should do it and how should it be done in order for the valuation report to be credible?

Selling Your business: How to Find the Right Buyer

28 April 2021
Krzysztof CIESIELSKI
If you are thinking about selling your business, sooner or later you will have to handle what is a crucial thing for this process, namely attract the right buyer to your business offer.

Valuation of various types of assets - what are the differences?

11 December 2015
Dawid STOLAREK
Throughout the course of your business and the transactions you make, you will come across assets of various types and features. Ensuring liquidity of assets depends on whether you are able to determine their value in terms of money. However, there are other reasons why preparing a valuation of assets may prove necessary - transaction goals (trading a certain good) being only one of them. Most often, valuation of a given asset is prepared in connection with reporting requirements or to serve as an opinion in on-going court proceedings. Valuation is also used in management of certain assets as a tool for identifying factors that promote the growth of their value.

Can long-term financial forecasts be reliable?

5 October 2015
Dawid STOLAREK
In my previous post I brought up the topic of difficulties which result from predicting conditions under which entrepreneurs will have to operate in the future. This is indeed a key challenge when specifying the scale and directions in which a company develops, as they are the key factors influencing the ability to create value. Therefore, despite difficulties, one should neither neglect nor belittle this very process.

The role of company valuation in the process of resource allocation

26 May 2015
Dawid STOLAREK
When planning an enterprise purchase or sale transaction, each of the parties is interested to know how much this enterprise is worth. If both the buyer and the seller are determined to conclude the agreement and their relations are based on mutual trust, they often decide to carry out only one valuation and entrust its preparation to an external and independent consultant. The outcome of such valuation is usually a single value,  achieved according to the fair value measurement standard. A consistent opinion on the value of an enterprise leaves no room for negotiation between the parties to the transaction, which definitely hinders a successful closure of the transaction. What really causes that contemporary market for corporate control is so active and abounds in numerous M&A transactions?

Who prepares business valuation – an advisor or a client’s attorney?

30 March 2015
Dawid STOLAREK
It is evident that in the free-market economy, especially in branches with low entry barriers such as consulting, a customer has a special position. It is our client who, as a buyer of goods and services, determines the success, or failure, of  business we – professional advisors and consultants, run.

How to understand company valuation

1 March 2015
Dawid STOLAREK
Company valuation is a topic most managers and owners are likely to face at some point in running their large-sized businesses. The study is usually elaborated in connection with a prospective company acquisition/sale transaction, allotment of an organised part of the company into the structures of a new entity, or in relation to conditions imposed by regulations on financial review. These are, of course, only some examples – the list of circumstances that require or simply contribute to preparing a professional company valuation is much longer.