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About SRG

Succession Resource Group is a boutique succession consulting firm based in the Pacific Northwest, serving clients across the country. SRG was founded by David Grau Jr., MBA in 2012 after nearly a decade of helping advisors with valuation and succession planning. SRG's team of experts leverage their industry expertise, combined with best-in-class resources, to help advisors, agents, and accountants manage the equity in their businesses...

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FA CMA Valuation
FA CMA Valuation

Understand &
Maximize the Value
of Your Business

Customized Business Valuations for Your Firm

Using Experience, Data, and Best Practices to Deliver Results

Whether you need annual valuation services or a financial valuation to plan your exit, our extensive knowledge of the M&A market for independent financial service professionals (RIAs, Registered Reps, CPAs, and insurance agents), makes us uniquely suited to deliver accurate and reliable valuations to our clients. With decades of experience, combined with access to extensive real-time deal data, we will help ensure you know the value of your firm and have a reliable and unbiased perspective. In addition, SRG can provide expertise on increasing the value of your advisory business over time so that valuations can grow as you do. 

Financial Advisory Valuations: Experience & Data

Unbiased Business Valuation Resources

Our team has facilitated hundreds of deals, thousands of valuations for advisors, and best of all - we are not affiliated with any broker-dealers, custodians, or on retainer with any of the industry aggregators, so you can rest assured knowing you will receive an objective opinion of value.

Robust Data for Financial Advisors

Our team draws from a robust pool of data to inform our valuations; we have the industry's largest and proprietary database of actual deals completed to deliver customized insight. Our deals come from a variety of sources, providing a broad industry perspective on current business values.

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Business Valuation Service 

Questions Commonly Asked by Financial Advisors 

Our business valuation services are completely transparent. We share our data and valuation methods with you to ensure total understanding of how your financial business was valued.

  • Which valuation package is best for my company?

    Take our quiz to find out which financial valuation package is right for your business:

  • How long does the valuation process take?

    Depending on your package, we guarantee your valuation between 7 days and 45 days following receipt of complete information. 

    If you need the valuation sooner, we do have expedited options.

  • How to get started with Succession Resource Group?

    Fill out our contact form, call us, or schedule a call.

    (503) 427-9910

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SRG Valuation Testimonials
Was in need of a business valuation and the first step to my succession plan. This was done easily and efficiently. Now we plan to move onto having SRG help us with our deal support when we are ready.
— Edward S.
You all did a great job. I was looking for an outside valuation of the firm as I contemplate my next business decision, expansion, and growth strategy going forward. Thanks for all your help. You have provided me fantastic information.
— Bennett W.
You have an excellent program to value practices. I only wish I had gone through this process about four years ago. Thank you for your help in working with me on this process of business valuation.
— Thomas E.
 

Not sure where to get started with valuation services?

Take our quiz to find out which valuation service tier is the best fit for your company:

Valuation Pricing

Starter Premium Elite

$ 999
$ 6
per valuation

$ 3,500
$ 7
per valuation

$ 6,500
$ 29
per valuation
Best For
Type of Practice
RR, IAR, RIA, <50% Insurance
RR, IAR, RIA, Insurance
RR, IAR, RIA, Insurance, OSJ, CPA Firms
Revenue Size
Under $1M
Book of Business
$1M - $3M
Practice
$3M+
Enterprise
Used For
Lending, Acquisition
Lending, Mergers, Acquisition, Benchmarking, Teaming
Acquisition, Lending, Minority Equity Sale, Divorce, Charitable Contribution
Features
Valuation Focus
Starter/Premium Valuation uses a Market Approach. The Market Approach is based on a proprietary database of comparable practices sold. The Elite Valuation uses an Income Approach is based on an estimate of future free cash flows.
Book of Business/Revenue
Book of Business/Revenue
Earnings/Profits
Single Point of Contact
You will be assigned your team based on several factors, such as package, availability, and complexity of your project.
Industry Specific Questionnaire
Each package has a separate questionnaire ranging in complexity and detail. The questionnaires are designed to ensure your deliverables are comprehensive and tailored to your needs.
Certified Valuation
Our appraisers hold the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) Designation awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
Consultation Call(s)
Consultation calls help us clarify inputs, address your questions, and provide recommendations to ensure that your deliverable meets your needs in real-time. The included calls are appropriate for 90%+ of our client projects.
2 Calls
3 Calls
Benchmarking & KPIs
Our goal is to always provide areas for increased value. We not only want you to know the value of your firm, but also how you compare to your peer group using specific key performance indicators (KPIs) and benchmarks such as average household size, number of personnel, and average client age.
Financial Statement Analysis
SRG's analysts will review and normalize company financials (Income Statements, Balance Sheets) as part of the evaluation process.
Timeline
The timeframe to receive the valuation report begins upon receipt of full information, which may include but is not limited to, a completed questionnaire, intake call (if applicable), and approval of any changes to the questionnaire post-intake call (if applicable).
7 Days
30 Days
45 Days
Options
Expedite
The Expedite Option reduces the timeline in half. Starter valuations will be delivered within 2 business days and the premium valuation will be delivered within 15 business days, following the receipt of full information.
$525
15 Days
$975
30 Days
Data Entry
Hourly
Hourly
Hourly
Tax Appraisal
Charitable Contributions (Form 8283), Gifting of Shares to a Trust, Date of Death, Estate Planning
$3,000
Divorce/Litigation Appraisal
$5,500
Goodwill Bifurcation
Measurement of personal / professional goodwill and enterprise goodwill. Most commonly used for divorces.
$3,000
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Business Valuation FAQs

Common Questions Financial Advisors Ask About Valuation Services

  • Who needs a valuation?

    All business owners should receive a valuation on their Company.  

  • Who should engage for a valuation?

    We strongly encourage that the subject practice engage in the valuation.

  • What do I need to provide?

    All valuations receive a questionnaire upon engagement. The complexity of the questionnaire varies based on the valuation tier.

  • Why value your business?

    There are many reasons for getting a valuation of your firm, including selling your business, building an accurate formula into a buy-sell or shareholder/partnership agreement, sharing equity with a partner or your team, obtaining a larger line of credit, securing insurance for the business, placing a value on your personal balance sheet for estate planning, or divorce/partnership disputes to name a few examples.

     

    Valuations are most useful for our clients when used as part of the annual business planning process - allowing them to manage their most valuable asset with full information.

     

  • Who would I be working with?

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    Ryan Grau, CVA®, CBA® Director of Valuations

    Learn more about Ryan

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    John Roxburgh, Project Administrator

    Learn more about John

  • Where do I get the information you need?

    We have relationships with many of the broker-dealers. We may be able to provide you guidance on specific reports that will help get you the information you need. Or, during the intake call, we may be able to provide alternative solutions to gathering the data or figuring out the appropriate inputs to use.  

  • Do I need annual valuation services?

    In general, business owners should complete a valuation annually. However, you may want to receive a valuation more or less frequently depending on your situation.  

  • Why is SRG the best choice?

    SRG is the best at what we do.

    We focus solely within the financial services industry.

    We strive for excellence and, as a result, we are always learning, adapting, and revising our deliverables and resources to ensure that you receive a fair, accurate, and timely product as the industry changes.

    We are neutral. We are not affiliated with a broker-dealer or custodian.

    We pride ourselves on service - providing high-touch, high-quality solutions to every client every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs a valuation?

    All business owners should receive a valuation on their Company.  

  • The valuation isn't on my practice, should I purchase the valuation?

    We strongly encourage that the subject practice engage in the valuation.

    Our consultants will only communicate about the valuation with the client(s) who sign our engagement agreement or engaged clients who have given SRG written permission to communicate with outside parties.

  • What information do I need to provide to complete a valuation?

    We request you complete a valuation questionnaire. There are 9 sections to complete: General Information, Company Information, Technologies, Owner, Personnel, Expenses, Revenue, Client Information, and Client Communication.  

  • What are the benefits of valuations?

    There are many reasons for getting a valuation of your firm, including selling your business, building an accurate formula into a buy-sell or shareholder/partnership agreement, sharing equity with a partner or your team, obtaining a larger line of credit, securing insurance for the business, placing a value on your personal balance sheet for estate planning, or divorce/partnership disputes to name a few examples.

    Valuations are most useful for our clients when used as part of the annual business planning process - allowing them to manage their most valuable asset with full information.

     

  • Who would I be working with?

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    Kristen Grau, CPA, CVA, Executive Vice President

    Learn more about Kristen

     

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    Ary Aptin, CVA, Valuation Analyst

    Learn more about Ary

     

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    John Roxburgh, Project Administrator

    Learn more about John

  • How to get information needed to complete the valuation?

    We have relationships with many of the broker-dealers. We may be able to provide you guidance on specific reports that will help get you the information you need. Or, during the intake call, we may be able to provide alternative solutions to gathering the data or figuring out the appropriate inputs to use.  

  • How often should I get a valuation?

    In general, business owners should complete a valuation annually. However, you may want to receive a valuation more or less frequently depending on your situation.  

  • Why SRG?

    Our valuations are completed by credentailed, industry experts. Not only are we qualfied to complete a certified valuation report, but SRG focuses solely within the financial services industry.  

    We strive for excellence and as a result, we are always learning, adapting, and revising our deliverables and resources to ensure that you receive a fair, accurate, and timely product as the industry changes.  

    We are neutral. We are not affiliated with a broker-dealer or custodian.  

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Schedule an appointment to find out if our business valuation service is a fit for your firm. 

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