Which Organizations Employ Business Valuation?

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Which Organizations Employ Business Valuation?

CFO Tech Outlook | Wednesday, November 24, 2021


The process of assessing the financial value of a company or an asset is known as business valuation. The process of valuing a business includes gathering and assessing a variety of data, including revenue, earnings, and losses, and the risks and possibilities that the company faces. The purpose is to determine a company's estimated intrinsic worth so that entrepreneurs and investors may make well-informed purchases, sales, and investments.

Who Uses Business Valuations?

Different organizations need to know how to value a company for varying reasons.

VC Firms

Companies that can report on the performance of their investments to limited partners (LPs) are valued by VC firms. It is also crucial to understand the worth of the companies in which VCs intend to invest. Investors might use valuation data to help them make decisions during talks, such as whether to want liquidation preferences or more board representation. When it comes to exiting a business, VCs also require a valuation, and having more information helps them obtain a reasonable price for the equity they intend to sell.

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Teams

Corporate M&A teams want accurate valuations of the businesses they intend to buy or invest in. Private companies make up a large portion of these acquisition candidates. It is more difficult to value them than it is to value public firms, but it is necessary to ensure that both parties are happy with the conditions of the sale.

Investment Bankers

Whether they are helping clients sell, purchase, or invest, investment bankers need to know the valuations of the companies they work with. Knowing how to value things helps bankers give good advice. Valuation data is critical to providing industry analyses and pitching new clients.


Entrepreneurs widely use data about firm valuation. Entrepreneurs, for example, aim to achieve a fair price for their shares when selling a business without frightening away possible buyers. Valuations are also necessary when pitching to investors: a well-documented valuation establishes an entrepreneur's credibility and boosts the chances of obtaining finance. Entrepreneurs need valuation data for various reasons, including formulating strategic strategies, preparing property succession and inheritance, and many others.

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