Business Valuation in

Commercial Bankruptcy

Valuing a company in or on the verge of bankruptcy involves considerations that go beyond growth, risk and cash flow

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In bankruptcy, traditional valuation tools and methodologies may need to be adjusted – if they are applicable at all – so as not to overstate business value. Also, the standard-of-value terminology or premise-of-value decision may differ from traditional circumstances, and case law and other sources may provide clearer guidance than the Bankruptcy Code or state statutes.

Bankruptcy Valuation Services

Kotzin Valuation Partners assists Arizona bankruptcy attorneys in:

  • assessing viability and prospects for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

  • preparing short-term and long-term cash flow projections for bankrupt companies

  • assessing the value of business units to be sold

  • advising creditors on the value of distressed assets

  • evaluating asset sale prices and offers

  • determining interest rates for cram-down loans

  • determining collateral and reorganization values

  • advising creditors in accepting a reorganization plan

  • performing the “best interests of creditors” test

  • determining solvency for recovery actions, including preferential transfers, preference payments and fraudulent conveyance

  • assessment of adequate protection

  • determining whether the “absolute priority rule” is violated

  • determining the value of intangible assets for fresh start reporting and collateral evaluation purposes

Bankruptcy Valuation Experience

The bankruptcy experience of Kotzin Valuation's Arizona professionals includes:

  • qualification as expert witness in U.S. Bankruptcy Court

  • financial and valuation advisor to unsecured creditors committees

  • financial and valuation advisor to debtors in possession

  • court-appointed liquidating trustees

  • financial advisor to Chapter 7 trustees

  • court-appointed examiner

  • interim controller for companies in bankruptcy