50% of closely held and family-owned companies are forced to sell or liquidate because of unplanned events – including accidents, illness, injury, disability, personal issues and death – but only 17% of business owners have ownership transition plans in place. Building on our experience in selling closely held and family-owned companies, CPG helps business owners prepare themselves and their company to successfully transition ownership of their company.
Develop Ownership Transition Plan
We help business owners develop ownership transition plans to:
- Ensure they achieve their business and personal goals
- Maximize the exit value of their company
- Ensure their financial security
- Ensure the survival of their business
- Minimize, defer or eliminate capital gains, income and estate taxes
- Control how and when they exit their business
Prepare Company for Ownership Transition
Depending on the transition plan and circumstances, we provide specialized support to prepare a company for ownership transition. First, we work with the business owner to improve the performance and maximize the value of their company.
Second, we help develop effective leaders to run the company after the owner exits. In many privately held companies, much of the value of the company can be lost if the owner or key executives leave the business without strong successors in place.
Building on our extensive experience with buying and selling companies, we help business owners successfully transition ownership to family members or employees or sell to third parties.