Business Valuations

If you are selling or buying a business, involved in a dispute, or preparing a succession plan, a business valuation is a fundamental tool

Business valuations can help you and your business succeed – whether it’s a new or established operation. A business valuation provides a comprehensive review of your business, digging deeper than information provided in tax returns or financial statements.

In a complex world where many factors impact your Kansas business, success can be challenging to achieve and maintain. Business valuations shine a light on the impacts of competitors, workforce productivity, industry situations, forecasts of future growth, and more. Once you know you’re working with, action can be taken to maximize your businesses’ value.

This tool also helps business owners or C-Suite managers negotiate a strategic sale of their business, minimize the financial risk in matters of litigation including corporate dissolution and marital disputes, reduce taxation concerning gift or estate taxes, and more.

Situations where a business valuation may be appropriate include:

  • Investments: mergers and acquisitions, ESOP valuations, sales of a business, succession planning, goodwill valuation, quality of earnings determinations
  • Taxation issues: estate and gift tax compliance; capital gains tax issues; tax disputes with a government entity; stock compensation; non-qualified deferred compensation plans
  • Financial reporting including compliance with Purchase Price Allocation requirements and Intangible Assets and Goodwill Impairment requirements
  • Litigation: partnership & shareholder disputes, determination of business damages or lost profits marital dissolution, bankruptcy court proceedings, Intellectual property valuations, probate proceedings


Let’s work together to develop a plan to deliver the results you seek.  Privately held businesses, partnerships, joint ventures, family businesses, and litigants in marital or business disputes often seek out guidance from a trusted partner.

For a discussion of preparing a business valuation for your situation or needs, please contact David Buchholz, CPA, ABV, CFF, MBA, using the fillable “Contact Us” form on this page, for a complimentary consultation.


Adams Brown provides business valuation services for companies or organizations in the following industries:


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    Dan Woolard – Midway Manufacturing, INC.

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David Buchholz, CPA, ABV, CFF, MBA


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