Demand for Business Valuation Firms industry services grows in line with corporate profit and access to credit, which boosts both M&A activity and the number of IPOs. Steady increases in the number of adults aged 65 and older prompts sales of businesses whose owners are reaching retirement. These events generally require industry services to determine the value of the businesses that are entering into sales agreements or issuing stock. Furthermore, the number of bankruptcies, which usually necessitate a business valuation firm to help with restructuring, has decreased considerably in recent years, causing industry revenue to only modestly increase over the five years to 2016. In the next five years, industry operators will benefit from an improving investment environment and rising corporate profit. However, the ongoing long-term trend of industry consolidation and competition from new business valuation software will keep pricing competition significant between industry operators.
Companies in this industry estimate the value of an owner’s interest in a business. Business valuation firms are used to determine how much an entity is willing to pay to buy a business or receive to sell a business. Business valuation can also be used for other legal and business purposes.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.