“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln
The transfer of ownership and the succession of management are among the most difficult challenges that a privately held business will ever encounter. The decisions surrounding these issues will determine what will become of the organisation to which business owners have devoted their lives, and what will be their return on what is likely their most valuable financial asset.
Complex decisions such as ‘how is the business to be valued?’ and ‘what is the right time to sell?’, are among those the owner is often least prepared for, as they may be confronted with this only once in their lifetime. Add to this the multitude of options available; the often conflicting goals of seller and buyer; the tax, funding and legal implications of the transaction; and the nature and structure of the deal itself. The number and complexity of choices can quickly become overwhelming.
For shareholders of organisations looking to divest through full or partial sale, we provide services to help companies develop and execute successful exit strategies with full awareness of the potential options, risks and benefits, allowing management to concentrate on their day-to-day business.
For more information about our exit and disposal services please contact us.