Business Valuation for Planning Firms

The concept of "value" is not a precise notion. There are no hard and fast rules for properly valuing a professional design practice. The methods of accounting and reporting earnings employed by a particular firm must be closely scrutinized to determine value. The uncertainties and risk surrounding the future earnings potential of a firm will have an impact on value. The market available for an interest in a particular firm or the entire firm influences value. A firm's backlog, net multipliers and market concentration impact its value. The underlying assets on a firm's balance sheet will differ from firm to firm. The strength of a firm's personnel, management team, marketing, etc. makes each firm unique as to the final elements of value. With so many variables, the valuation of a design firm can be difficult without the experience or expertise in the industry.

Our industry-leading experts have performed valuations for hundreds of design firms over the years. With our depth of experience in the design profession, we have the expertise to analyze and evaluate all of the key variables that comprise the value of a design firm and produce relevant and reliable valuation studies. Professional design firms across the country seek our expertise in design firm valuation. Our independent valuation studies are performed for a variety of purposes, including the following:

Our business valuation experts have earned the highest level of accreditation in the industry. Our principals are Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and are also members of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA).