Business Brokers

Business Brokers are at the forefront of the small business transaction market. GCF was founded on the idea that business intermediaries are in a better position by using a qualified independent business valuation to help set a fair market price.  A qualified independent business valuation allows you to:

  1. Set business value expectations for your client before going to market
  2. Provide credibility with an independent valuation firm as your partner
  3. Close the “negotiation window” of value (higher v. lower) with prospective buyers
  4. Prepare your qualified buyers for the SBA lending process

While a business valuation does not guarantee you will sell 100% of your listings, you are more likely to do so leveraging this critical tool.

GCF offers the following business valuation services to Business Brokers:

Business Appraisal:

This is a USPAP Restricted Use Appraisal report designed specifically for our Business Broker clients to assist them in listing their client’s business for sale. This report should be considered for those brokers who are representing businesses with less than $1MM in cash flow and/or those transactions involving the sale of 100% of the company. This report is formatted to be SBA compliant and will only require a minimal update (by the lender) when used as part of an SBA Loan.

Turnaround Time: 3-4 weeks to the preliminary draft phase

Complete Appraisal (Summary) Report:

A summarized version of the Complete Appraisal with the level of reporting that contains, at minimum, a summary of the material factors that lead to the conclusion of value and intended to reduce the normal appraisal burden (time and cost) of writing a comprehensive/self-contained report.  This report should be considered for those brokers who are representing businesses with more than $1MM in cash flow and/or those transactions involving the sale of less than 100% of the company.

Turnaround Time: 4-6 weeks to the preliminary draft phase