After years of experience listening to and working with clients and their financial advisors, as well as preparing hundreds of appraisal reports, we have learned a few general and often overlooked simple truths about ESOP appraisals. We share the following six observations in hopes that they will broaden your perspective of business valuation and possibly provide you with some “tips” to assess future appraisals you may review.
Remembering these common sense yet important points should give you a feel for the general perspective and tone the business appraiser is trying to create. If our perceptions have prompted questions, contact one of our professionals. We will be happy to discuss any valuation issues with you in confidence.
Reprinted from Mercer Capital’s ESOPval.com – Spring/Summer 1997.