Business Valuations

Pinnacle Valuations provides business valuations, serving clients nationwide.  We answer the question “how much is the company worth?”  We specialize in valuing privately-owned companies and regularly serve banks, CPA’s, wealth advisors, attorneys, business owners and business buyers.

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Reasons for a Business Valuation

SBA Business Valuation

We do more valuations for SBA loan applications than for any other purpose…

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Converting from a C Corp to an S Corp 

Getting a credible, independent business valuation is essential to shareholder interests when converting from a C corporation to an S corporation…

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Startup Companies

Startups companies often need a business valuation, and for a number of possible reasons.  One common reason for a valuation is when a startup is looking for new investors: the next round of funding.  An independent, impartial, third-party assessment of value serves to support existing owners in their “ask” from potential investors.

Buy-Sell Agreements

A buy-sell agreement is a legally binding contract between the owners of a business and typically addresses several important questions…

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Business Buyers and Sellers

Buying or selling a business interest is inherently risky and fraught with uncertainty.  Is the buyer overpaying?  Will the seller receive less than fair consideration?

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General Corporate Planning

It is very common for business owners and executives to be unaware of the true value of their company.  Often, their sense of value is derived from perhaps a second-hand story about the sale of another company or a “rule of thumb” the owner overheard.  Such indications of value are often unreliable.

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Why Choose Us For Your Business Valuation?

Valuation Focus

Pinnacle Valuations focuses on the valuation of privately owned companies.  We provide independent, third-party business appraisal services.

Qualified Source

The business appraisers at Pinnacle Valuations are holders of the highly respected Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) credential, a designation recognized by the courts, the government, and the valuation community.  For example, CBA’s meet the Small Business Administration’s requirements that define a ‘qualified source’; CBA’s opinions of value are used by the SBA to validate business value when granting government-backed business acquisition loans.  The CBA credential is granted and monitored by the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA).

Business Valuation Experience

In addition to the CBA credential, our appraisers also hold graduate degrees in business. They have extensive experience valuing small to mid-sized companies in a broad range of industries. They have valued companies in industries ranging from oil and gas to social media, for-profit education to medical marijuana, in addition to common “main street” industries such as retail, advertising, and distribution.


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When you choose to work with us we feel as though we are your partner and we are honored to have earned your trust. We work hard to be responsive to your needs and are respectful when working with your borrowers.


When we value a company for you, only one business appraiser will work on your assignment, start to finish. The result is a cohesive and well thought out certified appraisal, free from inconsistencies and errors in logic that may arise when multiple people work on an assignment.


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Dennis Nisbet

Director of Valuations


The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides extensive business appraisal guidelines in its most recent SBA SOP 50 10 5 (K), effective as of April 1st, 2019, with regard to business appraisal requirements for SBA-sponsored 7(a) loans.  The entire SOP document is over 400 pages long; so, to make things easier for the reader, below we…

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What are the three main business valuation approaches?  First, let’s start with ‘what is a valuation approach?’  A valuation approach is a process used to arrive at an indication of economic value of an owner’s interest in a business.  The three most common valuation approaches are the income, market, and asset approaches. The income approach determines…

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When lenders value a business for an SBA loan, the Small Business Administration does not require that the business valuation include any specific business valuation method. However, the SBA does provide lenders a set of valuation methods that are termed “acceptable.” These acceptable SBA business valuation methods are summarized below: Gross Revenue Multiplier – This…

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