Business Valuation Services – Seattle, Washington

It’s important for Seattle and Washington business owners to know when to Get a Business Valuation Completed. As a business owner, there are several critical junctures when obtaining a professional business valuation becomes essential.

Firstly, during business transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, or sales, a valuation provides an accurate assessment of your company’s worth. Secondly, when seeking financing, lenders and investors require a clear understanding of your business’s value. Additionally, succession planning necessitates a valuation to facilitate a smooth transition to the next generation or new leadership. Lastly, legal matters, including divorce settlements, estate planning, or tax-related issues, often hinge on an accurate valuation.

Business Valuation Services in Seattle Washington

With our office located in Edmonds, Washington, our local team provides accurate, easy-to-understand valuations. We are best suited to provide independent and objective valuations for:

  • The sale of a business
  • Understanding your business value when approached by private equity to sell your business
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Estate Planning
  • Exit Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Planning for a key employee of family member to purchase the business

Our experienced team used 6-10 different business valuation methods within the cost approach, market approach and income approach methods. Our experienced valuation analysts on staff have done hundreds of valuations over the years to help business owners understand the value of their business in preparation for sale. Team credentials included Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) and Certified Business Intermediaries (CBI). We know the correct business valuation multiples to apply based on specific industries, as well as the appropriate business valuation rule of thumb to use.


Seattle Business Valuations

Exit Equity is a business valuation firm that is licensed for work in Washington state: providing business valuations for businesses in Seattle, Bellevue, Edmonds, Lynwood, Bellingham, Tacoma, Olympia, and beyond.
At our firm, we believe that spending quality time with our clients is paramount to conducting thorough and insightful business valuations. We prioritize building strong relationships and fostering open communication channels to gain an understanding of the intricacies of each business we evaluate. Through our conversations with clients, we uncover valuable insights that go beyond the numbers. Through collaborative discussions and hands-on interactions, we delve into the nuances of their business models, market positioning, competitive landscape, and growth strategies. This holistic approach enables us to identify key value drivers, mitigate risks, and provide tailored recommendations that align with our clients’ objectives. Ultimately, our commitment to investing time and effort in understanding every facet of our clients’ businesses ensures that our valuations are comprehensive, accurate, and truly reflective of their intrinsic worth.

You can see some of the most frequently asked questions about business valuations, including a business valuation cost within our detailed business valuation services page.

I called numerous brokers and was very impressed by the professionalism and thoroughness that Exit Equity provided us. They really took the time to understand our needs and the final valuation came at a fair representation of the work we put into it through the years. I would HIGHLY recommend their services to any business owners wanting to understand their numbers and what it would actually look like to sell a business.

– F. Bertrand , founder and owner of a service business


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Business Valuations for Businesses and Industries in Washington

Exit Equity, with its extensive expertise and proven track record, has successfully conducted valuations for a diverse array of businesses across Washington State, encompassing regions ranging from the bustling urban hub of Vancouver to the scenic landscapes of  Bellingham. From small local enterprises to large-scale corporations, we’ve provided comprehensive valuation services tailored to the unique needs and intricacies of each business, delivering accurate insights and strategic guidance to empower our clients in making informed decisions regarding their financial future. Our portfolio includes but is not limited to:

Exit Equity has experts on staff to provide Business Valuations

A Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) is a professional designation granted by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to individuals who demonstrate expertise in business valuation. CVAs are trained to perform thorough assessments of a company’s worth, taking into account various factors such as financial statements, market conditions, industry trends, and other relevant data. They undergo rigorous education, examination, and experience requirements to earn their certification, ensuring they possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide accurate and reliable valuations for businesses of all sizes and industries. We are thrilled to have CVAs on staff here in Seattle to accurately and independently provide business valuations to our clients.

In addition to CVAs, we have Certified Business Intermediaries (CBI) on staff as well as brokers and intermediaries trained through the IBBA.  A Certified Business Intermediary is a professional designation awarded by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) to individuals who specialize in facilitating the sale, purchase, and transfer of privately-held businesses. CBIs are trained to navigate the complex process of business transactions, including valuation, marketing, negotiation, and due diligence.

To earn the CBI designation, individuals must meet specific educational requirements, complete a rigorous course of study, pass a comprehensive examination, and demonstrate practical experience in business brokerage. CBIs adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional standards, ensuring that they provide clients with competent and ethical representation throughout the entire transaction process.

Overall, CBIs play a crucial role in helping business owners and buyers navigate the complexities of buying or selling a business, providing expert guidance and assistance to ensure a successful outcome for all parties involved. At Exit Equity, our brokers participate in continuing education to help ensure best-in-practice business valuation services and insight for our clients in Seattle and beyond.


Contact our Seattle Business Valuations Specialists

Since 2007, Exit Equity has provided business valuation services to the greater Seattle Washington area. Our local team is looking forward to learning more about you and your business. For a free consultation, questions or assistance, please contact us.

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