Naperville 630.357.5210
Business Appraisal Services, LLC
The worth of your business is our business

The worth of your business is our business.

At Business Appraisal Services, LLC, we know what businesses are worth.

Business Appraisal Services, LLC is devoted entirely to the valuation of privately-held companies, partnerships and LLCs.  Our mission is to go beyond the typical business valuation by helping business owners understand the value of their ownership interest in their business.

At BAS, we spend the time and resources to ensure we have access to the latest and best market data that is necessary for determining the value of your business.  This market data is utilized in several different valuation methods to calculate a narrow range of equity values.  However, relying on great data alone is not the whole answer.  Our professional staff has the battlefield experience to properly adjust the market data to fit the unique circumstances of each client.  The president and founder of BAS, Brad Van Horn, has been involved in over 3,000 valuations of privately-held entities in a business valuation career of 25+ years.  Our collective experience and historical track record is a necessary ingredient in determining an appropriate market value for your business.

Our valuations have been used by ESOP Trustees to comply with ERISA regulations; by business owners and their attorneys to comply with regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service; by management staffs to comply with financial accounting regulations regarding the fair value of intangible assets and goodwill; by executors of estates for filing estate tax returns; and by buyers and sellers involved in merger and acquisition transactions.

BAS has a significant amount of experience in performing valuations of privately-held companies for the following purposes.  Perhaps your need for a business valuation falls into one of these categories.  Whatever your reason, BAS is here to help.

  • ESOP transactions and update valuations
  • Gifts and estate planning
  • Purchase Price Allocations
  • Goodwill Impairment Testing
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • 409A - stock or options issued to employees
  • Litigation support
  • And much more!