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Business Valuations for All Types of Business
There are typically four main approaches to valuing a business in the UK - earnings multiple, asset-based, cash flow, and an analysis of comparable companies.

In most cases for trading businesses, an earnings multiple provides the most accurate market comparison. To do this, first, a fair level of maintainable earnings needs to be established. This level of sustainable earnings is then multiplied by a business category related multiple (service, retail, manufacturing). All figures should then be verified with a comparative value - based on the open market transaction values of closely comparable businesses. R A Valuation Services Limited is the leading provider of business valuation services in the UK and have expertise in valuing businesses and companies of all sizes and within a huge range of sectors.

Valuations for all types of Business
R A Valuation Services' valuation process can be applied to all types of business (typically with a turnover of between 100,000 and up to 30,000,000 per annum though smaller and larger organisations have been valued before) provided that the business has recent trading accounts (ideally the last three year period) and reasonably well maintained business records.

The benefits of a Valuation Report undertaken by R A Valuation Services Ltd for any business include:
Business and Company Valuations
A truly independent expert valuation for the purposes of incorporation, matrimonial (divorce) and ownership settlements, and to take the unknowns out of transferring ownership of, or shares in, any business for management and internal buyouts.

Prospective business purchasers receive an independent valuation ensuring that they pay a fair price for a business. Additionally, the report is an essential tool in order that finance can be raised from a bank manager or financial intermediary.

For buiness sale and transfer, an independent RA report defines a realistic market value which is hugely advantageous - priced too low, a fair market value will not be achieved; priced too high, the exercise will likely be a costly waste of time. Sellers also benefit in that the report reduces any delays or cancellations when their purchaser is raising finance.

R A Valuation Reports are the definitive independent source for HMRC Capital Gains Tax purposes, incorporation, partnership and share holder change, matrimonial settlements, litigation, legal separation, tax agreements and many other funding and development reasons.

The report itself contains a detailed analysis of the business, including the scope of activities, staff, premises, environment and competition, regional demographics and financial information, delivered in a professionally presented PDF document.

R A Valuation Services Ltd conducts hundreds of valuations each year and clients can be assured that each valuation receives the highest standard of expertise, knowledge and courteous professionalism. Each valuation recognises sector and location specific factors such as supply and demand along with return on investment criteria. The need for the utmost confidentiality is recognised and clients are contacted strictly in accordance with their instructions. Details of a client's business are never disclosed or discussed with third parties without the client's clear consent.

How To Start
Thank you for your interest in our business valuation services. If you would like the basic fee structure, or a specific quote if the instruction may be complex, please contact us by email or telephone 01425 402 402. To proceed with a valuation, we will require copies of trading accounts for - ideally - the latest three financial years. Initially, please complete the Valuation Questionnaire Form below (available in PDF and Microsoft Excel formats). We will contact you thereafter to discuss further particulars of the business - including any additional questions specific to your sector (if appropriate) and the business itself.

Questionnaire Form

Below is the Questionnaire Form in Abode Acrobat format for printing and returning by post and Microsoft Excel format for electronic completion and return by email.
Please complete and return (either by email to or post to: R A Valuation Services Ltd, Elizabeth House, Unit 13 Fordingbridge Business Park, Ashford Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1BZ) together with any attachments/enclosures.

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