An average business valuation engagement is a three- to five-week process. However, there are situations where this timeline may not be sufficient. It is possible to complete a valuation quicker, if there is a deadline that requires it (such as an M&A transaction, court proceeding, or tax or audit deadline).
Completing a valuation requires a time investment from the client as well as the valuation firm, and the time needed may be affected if the client takes more time than expected to provide company background or documents.
When we begin a valuation, we provide the client with a list of the materials needed, and we work with the client to determine when those will be made available.
Pricing is affected if the timeline is more compressed; conversely, if there is timing flexibility, there may be potential fee reductions.