The value of an IT/ICT business
What is the real value of your IT company? What is your ICT business worth? What multiples are used in the IT/ICT industry? What does a buyer appreciate in your company?
These are questions that could interest you as a seller of an IT company. Of course, you want to maximize the company’s value, and have a good starting point in the discussions with the buyer, but how can you find out how much you can ask for a share in your business?
Principles of valuation of an IT/ICT company
The valuation of an IT company is a very important question that every IT company owner might be interested in. There is the technical part as well as the art of a business valuation. There are a lot of factors that come into consideration during the valuation of an ICT company.
There are multiple valuation methods currently used in the M&A market. The DCF method (discounted cash-flow method) is sometimes used. More often, the way to value a company is to take industry multiples (mostly EBITDA) and use these on the company’s financials to come up with an estimated valuation. This is the most common method. Visit valuation methods page for your company for details about the main valuation methods.
The valuation depends significantly on subindustry. You will get different valuation multiple and result for a software company, IT security company, hardware distributor or SaaS company.
Try our practical on-line IT/ICT company valuation tool
We have developed an online tool, that can give you a basic idea of how much your IT company is worth. If you want to get a preliminary-level indication of the value of your business, please fill out the model below. You will need just the basic financials from the last two years.
As a result, you will get a rough indication of the enterprise value for your company.
Information about the value of your IT company
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions concerning the value of your IT company. A competent team of appraisers is ready to assist you. We have an IT/ICT industry expert, who will assist you with the company valuation. We are able to get a valuation for any ICT subindustry:
- Valuation of a hosting company
- Valuation of an internet provider company
- Valuation of an IT services company
- Valuation of a internet security company
- Valuation of a SaaS company
- Valuation of IT infrastructure company
Valuations are a particularly important step in the M&A process. It is wise to gain as much knowledge about the process to have a better overview. For this reason, we advise you to read one of the pages below:
We are here to help you with setting a market value for your IT company.
There is no guarantee that you will find a buyer for this valuation. However, we believe that for every company there is a buyer if the price is right.