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Business Valuations and COVID-19

Business Valuations and COVID-19

Ian Lobo on April 27, 2020 in Business Valuations

SB Partners Valuations Division participated in a Virtual Town Hall focused around the impact of COVID-19 on business valuations. The talk was organized in collaboration with several global valuations governing bodies including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, American Society of Appraisers, and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. A panel of valuators and … Continued



Sell or Keep it in the Family?

Ian Lobo on September 17, 2018 in Business Valuations

Sell or keep it?  That’s a key decision of business owners and largely dependent on whether there are  family members who have demonstrated interest and /or been groomed to take over. If you are looking to transition your business to family, a business valuation will typically be used to assist in completing an estate freeze … Continued



Business Valuation – Know the Value to Get the Price

Ian Lobo on August 13, 2018 in Business Valuations

Every business owner will exit their business either voluntarily through a planned departure (i.e. the passing of the proverbial torch to the next generation, or via a sale to a third party) or involuntarily through death or disability. Taking the time now to plan for this eventuality provides control and ensures that as an owner, … Continued



Succession Planning: Starting the Discussion

Ian Lobo on June 11, 2018 in Advice for Business Owners

A 2012 report by economist Benjamin Tal stated that “Canadians over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the startup population, owning nearly 30% of new businesses.” As baby boomers move towards retirement, those that have their own business need to start thinking about what they are going to do with what … Continued