Merrimack Business Appraisers

A Nationally
Recognized Valuation Firm

developing highly defensible business valuations for small and mid-sized privately held companies, including closely held family businesses.

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When Values Matter

When you need a professional business valuation for an important matter, we offer a proven process, an impeccable track record, and the expertise to develop a well-thought-out, thorough opinion of business value that will stand up to rigorous scrutiny.

Tax
Matters

Commonly the business valuation is required to settle an estate or for gifting shares. We provide the business owner or executor of the estate an objective valuation that will stand up to rigorous scrutiny including the IRS.

Divorce
Settlement

An objective business valuation is an important factor in determining equitable distribution of assets as part of a divorce settlement. Divorce attorneys including litigators frequently contact us to prepare an opinion of business value for the business owner or the other spouse.

Shareholder
Dispute

In this situation, a business valuation is developed to assist in resolving a dispute among owners. We may be hired by the company or a shareholder to prepare the opinion of business value.

Sale of a
Business

Determining the fair market value of a business is a common reason for needing a private company valuation. We prepare thorough analysis including marketability for the business owner or a potential buyer.

Appraisal
Review

Our expertise is sought to review a business valuation developed by another party. We independently and objectively review the report and provide an opinion on its quality.

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These are the most common needs for a business valuation

Having completed hundreds of valuations for clients across the country and the globe, we have also prepared valuations for other needs including financing and ESOPs.

Case Studies

Read client examples of the
valuation need and the result
achieved.

Testimonial

Closing the deal

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“Your appraisal really helped close the deal! The quality and content of your appraisal virtually eliminated buyer due diligence and convinced the lender to forego SBA loan guarantees. This resulted in significantly reduced costs and an expedited closing. It’s a pleasure working with you.”
– Seller’s attorney

Why Merrimack
Business Appraisers?

Proven track record

Business valuations need to stand up to rigorous scrutiny…

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Proven track record

Business valuations need to stand up to rigorous scrutiny. While most of our cases are settled outside of court, in 100% of the cases where expert testimony has been required, Merrimack Business Appraisers’ business valuation has been accepted by the triers of fact.

Expertise

Decades of knowledge and insight including being current…

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Expertise

Decades of knowledge and insight including being current on IRS requirements, laws, standards of value, adjustments for marketability, and personal goodwill.

Proven approach

Each opinion of value is well-formed, well-documented…

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Proven approach

Each opinion of value is well-formed, well-documented and complete. Our long-adopted and preferred valuation method, the Discounted Cash Flow method, is now emerging during the pandemic as the approach recommended by many industry thought leaders.

Highest designations

Lou Pereira is one of fewer than 200 Certified Business…

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Highest designations

Lou Pereira is one of fewer than 200 Certified Business Appraisers in the country. He has completed the most intensive training and earned the highest designations available in the field.

Singular focus

This is what we do. While others treat business valuations…

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Singular focus

This is what we do. While others treat business valuations as an add-on service, this is our sole focus. We specialize and excel in what we do with all valuations performed by the company’s principal.

Highest ethical standards

Our services are delivered with impartiality…

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Highest ethical standards

Our services are delivered with impartiality, objectivity, non-advocacy, and confidentiality.

Trusted

CPAs and attorneys including estate, family law…

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Trusted

CPAs and attorneys including estate, family law, business, and tax attorneys refer their clients to us when a business valuation or a business appraisal review is needed.