Value a Business for Sale

How do you value a business for sale? What methods and theories are utilised when you value a business for sale?

Who is allowed to value a business for sale? Is it just accountants who can value a business for sale? Or is it just land valuers who can value a business for sale?

Or is it true that many accountants and many land valuers do not wish to value a business for sale because it is such a specialist area of valuation practice? Is it also true that most land valuers and accountants do not wish to become involved in business valuation because they do not carry business valuation professional indemnity insurance?

Or is it just that most accountants and land valuers simply do not have access to the market sales evidence to be able to value a business with confidence, so they leave it to the experts?

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