Quick & Easy SBA Loan Appraisals

Quantive is a qualified SBA loan business appraiser as defined by the IRS, and our work meets all requirements under the SBA 7(a) SOP.

Get Value Right When it Counts

We help understand the true value of a business using the latest methods and standards. Our experienced and credentialed analysts have worked with a wide variety of small businesses across the country.  Our depth of experience helps us complete Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Appraisals quickly, with minimal intrusion on the business, and done right.

We help understand the true value of a business using the latest methods and standards. Our experienced and credentialed analysts have worked with a wide variety of small businesses across the country.  Our depth of experience helps us complete Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Appraisals quickly, with minimal intrusion on the business, and done right.

You’re probably asking if you have to hire an appraiser or not. The SBA SOP requires a 3rd Party valuation if the transaction meets a number of criteria. Specifically, if the deal is: 1.) A “change of ownership”, and 2.) has goodwill value exceeding $250,000 OR is a “close transaction” (think between family members or business partner, then a valuation is absolutely required.

The SBA SOP also sets forth several requirements for what is considered an approved appraiser. Quantive meets these requirements. Those stipulations state that the appraiser must amongst other things be fully engaged in the performance of valuations and be a credentialed valuation professional.

Get a thorough and accurate business valuation, tailored to your needs, in weeks—not months.

What Makes Us Different:

A Tailored Approach

Our process is focused on the belief that all valuation cases are different, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” rule for what factors we consider most important.

Efficient & Effective

We insist on running a tight valuation process to ensure a high-quality result. No surprise, but as a veteran-owned and operated company, we are also hugely geared towards discipline and efficiency.

15 Years of Experience​

For most entrepreneurs, their company is their largest asset. For over 15 years, entrepreneurs have entrusted our expert consultation on a wide range of valuation and sell-side M&A matters.

Tight Turnarounds

Our goal is to complete every valuation in two weeks. We make every effort to get work back out to our clients as soon as possible so that our valuation is not standing in the way of your progress.

Our Process

We insist on running a tight valuation process to ensure a high-quality result. No surprise, but as a veteran-owned and operated company, we are also hugely geared towards discipline and efficiency.

While each assignment is different, the following are the steps you can usually expect when working with us:

Data Request

The actual request will certainly vary from case to case, but the core data request is usually somewhat similar. Ideally we want to see a five year period of data, with three years being the usual minimum. 

Initital Analysis

Once we have data, our analyst team will conduct what we call a “first pass analysis.” We’ll start looking at trending in the data, looking for variances, unusual items, positive and negative trends, and financial ratios. We’ll likely send you a detail of questions that we will want to cover during the management interview related to the data provided.

Management Interview

To really understand the value of a company, we need to marry the narrative to the numbers. To get there, we’ll conduct an interview with the client to get an in-depth understanding of what drives the business.

Rinse & Repeat

Sometimes we get to this point and we are ready to push to the finish line. But in many (if not most) cases the management interview will uncover more questions and result in more requests. We iterate the first three steps until we have an adequate understanding of the company.

Analysis & Modeling

The appraiser will analyze the company's normalized financial statements, and use the most appropriate valuation method. To arrive at a final estimate of value, the appraiser will reconcile the values derived in each of the valuation methods and combine them with appropriate discounts.

Document Findings

When a final valuation conclusion has been reached and all relevant information has been considered, the valuation report is delivered to the client. We thoroughly explain the report to our clients and their advisers and answer any questions to ensure a thorough understanding of our conclusions. 

Brief Out

For most of our assignments we’ll conduct a brief out with our client. (In some cases this isn’t appropriate or necessary – think a “date of death” report for probate) For the most part, though, we feel that the brief out is the most important element of the entire engagement.

Ready to Get Started?

Getting started is easy! Our straightforward pricing is a flat fee for most situations and is driven by the scope of work on a project. We’ll get in touch to understand your requirements, provide a quote, and get docs out to get the ball rolling.

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Get a thorough and accurate business valuation, tailored to your needs, in weeks—not months.