Transferring Your Business to Your Key Employees Part I

October 07, 2019

Owners wishing to sell their businesses to management (key employees) face one unpleasant fact: their employees have no money. Nor can they borrow any – at least not in sufficient quantity to cash out the owner. But even without cash, there are ways to transfer your business to your key employees. Let’s identify each of those methods. …

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Other Exit Options

September 29, 2019

In this blog series, we have written about the different Exit Options including Transfer to Family Members, Selling the business to one or more key employees, Selling to employees using an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Selling to one or more co-owners, Selling to an outside third party, and Engaging in an Initial Public Offering. …

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Initial Public Offering (IPO)

September 25, 2019

If you’re thinking of exiting your business, and wondering what the most lucrative option may be, an IPO is worth considering. The case for going public: Raising equity at favorable valuations: An Initial Public Offering (IPO) may allow shareholders to raise substantial fresh equity at extremely favorable valuation Creating a currency for acquisitions or compensation: …

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Family Values

September 21, 2019

Family Values are usually based on unconditional love, emotion, support, acceptance, and child development. Management Values exist to generate profit, increase wealth, improve the business, and reduce risk.  These values are typically rational and analytical.  Acceptance and reward are typically conditional on performance. But in business, Family Values take on an added weight and responsibility. After all, …

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