Vladimir Jovanovic, Founder, and Managing Director
“You need both your right and left brains when you set about valuing businesses, which is an exercise that is mostly science, with a fair bit of art added in. To begin, one must understand the principal methods of business valuation,” begins Vladimir Jovanovic, an expert in Business Valuation, M&A, Business Consulting, and Financial Analysis with over 15 years of experience. As someone who draws this extensive experience to quickly understand entrepreneurs’ businesses and craft the most suitable solutions, Jovanovic believes that determining the economic value of a company is rooted in objective and extensive data that can help grow and maximize the value of the business.
Setting this belief as the founding principle of his company, Swift and Wise, Jovanovic and his team started conducting business valuations for business owners, attorneys, and accountants in 2016. Guided by the vision to provide a professional business valuation that is accurate and dependable can make a difference of thousands and even millions of dollars. Swift and Wise focuses on separating facts from fiction when valuing a business. “Some individuals and small businesses owners use business valuation software as a less expensive alternative to preliminary value. We understand the importance of hiring an educated and certified professional when we want a task done right and finding the best valuation analyst for your business is no different. At Swift and Wise, we have certified analysts dedicated to understanding the pulse of the market, continuing education, professional standards, and providing the highest level of service on a consistent basis,” states Jovanovic, founder, and managing director, Swift and Wise.
At the core, Swift and Wise offers business valuation and benchmarking services that can not only save time and money but help achieve more grounded knowledge, thus negotiating the company value with more confidence. The company provides high-quality business valuation advice based on solid business, economic and financial analysis through its extensive industry knowledge and technical and commercial experience. Swift and Wise has conducted hundreds of business valuations on behalf of its clients, business owners, attorneys, and accountants. Today, it caters to clients across the U.S., specializing in small market businesses with annual sales ranging from $100,000 to $15,000,000. Jovanovic adds, “We are specialized in valuing Small Businesses. Depending on the valuation purpose, we use the proper techniques to determine the company value. We provide our clients with peace of mind and financial certainty. What you see is what you pay.”Keeping the purpose of the valuation in mind, analysts from Swift and Wise take between two and three weeks to present clients with a report that provides a detailed review of all aspects that were considered in determining the final valuation conclusion. The bulk of the information is financial analysis, and the valuation conclusion is supported in detail.
The services from Swift and Wise have been instrumental in deriving business valuation for owners who are either seeking funding from investors to drive the company’s growth or saving it from financial failure. Based on the company’s business valuation, clients can provide investors with a valuation projection.
At Swift and Wise, we have certified analysts dedicated to understanding the pulse of the market, continuing education, professional standards, and providing the highest level of service on a consistent basis
Using the reports offered by Swift and Wise, clients can quickly get a better knowledge of company assets, determine the company’s resale value, gain the knowledge for Merger/Acquisition negotiations, and access to more investors. “If the client is thinking of selling the company, it will make sense to support it with a certified business valuation report to determine the actual value of the business, before it goes up for sale on the open market. Prepared with this knowledge, you can take steps to increase your business value to achieve a higher selling price. Use black and white indicators, provided by Swift and Wise, to set your position on the higher selling price,” informs Jovanovic. These valuation reports meet IRS, SBA, and USPAP requirements. Swift and Wise’s analysts have met the rigid professional training and testing requirements to earn the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). The highly adept team prepares business valuations for a wide variety of purposes, including Shareholder Buyouts/Disputes, Gifting and Estate Planning, Business Buy/Sells or Mergers, Partner Buyouts, Divorce Settlements, and Startup Valuation/Pre-money Valuation.
The uniqueness of Swift and Wise stems from the accurate valuation it empowers that clients with, based on objective and extensive data. This, in turn, helps companies grow and maximize the value of their business. Besides, Swift and Wise also leverages one of the industry’s best and proven methodologies, multiples, discount rates, and other financial metrics for uncovering the core inefficiencies that the client’s business is facing and then specify the added value for fixing them. The team provides a plan of action that includes detailed tasks that are ready to execute. In a nutshell, affordable fee structure, fast turnaround, and customized reports form the winning differentiators of Swift and Wise.
In the wake of the economic toll from the Covid-19, Jovanovic reveals that economic forecasting is estimated to recover by over 7 percent in 2021. He adds that industry revenue correlates with corporate profit and access to credit, which dictate demand for business valuation services. “Over the next five years, corporate profit is forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 0.2 percent, and access to credit is expected to grow at an annualized rateof 3.4 percent. Higher profit and flexible lending criteria will likely enable more companies to expand. Furthermore, the number of businesses is expected to decrease at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent over the five years to 2025. Industry operators will benefit from a decreasing number of companies,” he explains. Additionally, business valuation companies will be able to increase demand from the growing number of business owners that are planning to retire. Set against this drastically changing backdrop, Swift and Wise is ready to help its clients face and overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
Besides offering startup valuations, Swift and Wise looks forward to focusing more on clients seeking valuation expertise that will help them attract potential investors. “Our connections with angel investors can help our clients speed up the funding process,” concludes Jovanovic.