M&A Services - Succession solutions

The speciality in searching a suitable successor to a family business is - in addition to the substantive importance - the personal fit between the owner and successor.

Corporate succession describes the transition of management and capital (in whole or in part) from one or more shareholders to future entrepreneurs. With respect to family companies this happens mostly for reasons of health or age.

In contrary to institutional sellers where rather objective arguments like purchase price and liability regime dominate, the owners of family businesses pursue additional aims like the long-term preservation of the company, maintaining good relationships with employees, customers and suppliers, and the certainty to know the life's work is now in good hands.

The consideration of these additional factors when selling a family business requires a long-term planning of the transfer process. Once the first signs are seen for a follow-up needs, we recommend contacting a company specialised in M&A topics.