Introducing Your Business Valuation Specialists

At GCF, we bring the nation’s most rigorous valuation process to every engagement, and our deliverables are designed to withstand even the toughest scrutiny. As business valuation specialists, we apply our expertise and high standards to a range of valuation and consulting services.

Complete Business Appraisal—Self-Contained Report

The valuation of a business delivered in a comprehensive, detailed report. If a valuation is in dispute and goes to court, or if you need a business valuation that could be challenged for any reason, this report explains in full detail how the valuation was determined. This documentation meets or exceeds American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) standards for reporting.

Complete Appraisal—Summary Report

While meeting the same high standards—and requiring the same level of investigation and analysis—as the full report described above, this Summary Report delivers the salient information required by many institutions. The IBA endorses this report, calling it “an instrument of brevity.” Our summary reports typically run 60 pages in length.

Calculation of Value

Sometimes you need a basic understanding of a business’ value. In these circumstances, our Calculation of Value service provides a rough estimate of value without incurring the cost and time of a full valuation. A calculation of value is NOT an appraisal because the appraiser is not coming to a “conclusion of value.” Instead, it provides an approximate value based on a limited amount of investigation and due diligence. While a Calculation of Value does not meet USPAP or IBA Standards, it can be a very valuable tool when precision and extensive documentation is not required.

Appraisal Review

Sometimes a second opinion is in order. During an Appraisal Review, we examine and critique a valuation report from another appraiser. We typically write up our observations and recommendations in a letter.

Machinery and Equipment Appraisal

In certain situations, machinery and equipment can be a significant component of a business’ value. That’s why we offer rigorous, accurate and defensible appraisals of key machinery and equipment in a business.

Other Consulting Services

Our business valuation specialists also provide a variety of business valuation consulting services, including:

  • Expert witness testimony
  • Litigation support
  • Business planning advisory
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) support
  • Gifting and estate tax services