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Valuations and quality of earnings
Doors are opening and it is time to get back to business, even a good time to buy one. With the recent upheaval in employment, continued low lending rates predicted over the near to mid- term and work environments being renegotiated, the opportunity …
Jointly Retained Engagements
We are often asked to be jointly retained in family law matters where one spouse is a business owner.  We are engaged by both spouses to provide an independent assessment of the value of the business interests for the purposes of dividing …
Business Valuations and COVID-19
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 …
Selling a Business in an Economic Downturn
Selling your business in an economic downturn and trying to achieve the highest price available would appear to be an unfortunate dilemma for any business owner. If you were contemplating a sale prior to these turbulent economic times brought on by …
Sell or Keep it in the Family?
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 – Know the Value to Get the Price
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 …
Succession Planning: Starting the Discussion
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 …
Removing Emotion from Corporate Succession Planning
Separating business needs from emotional responses. That’s the challenge facing family business owners...
Is Your Business Sellable?
A recent case study on Toronto's Elixir Organic Spa reveals the challenges of finding buyers in an unpredictable economy.
Drive the Value of Your Business
Given the current economic climate, where we are seeing increased M&A activity within our client base, it is important for business owners to start to think about and focus on activities that they can undertake to enhance the value of their …
Trevor Hood Interviewed for Succession Planning
This article appeared in Succession Planning, a publication of The Bottom Line & The Lawyers Weekly, vol. 3, no. 1, in 2013. One goal, different approaches A business sale is fraught with complex legal and accounting considerations, including …
Get MORE™ From Your Business
Every business owner wants to reduce the tax they pay, but many have not created a plan that minimizes overall personal and corporate taxes for themselves or their families.
Business Valuation & Litigation Support
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