Transitioning the ownership of a business, whether selling to an unrelated party, an orderly succession plan to key managers, or a transfer to the next generation of family owners, can be as emotionally challenging as it can be financially rewarding.  The merger and acquisition consulting experts at KatzAbosch have been assisting with business ownership transitions for over 40 years and we see this area of expertise is more necessary than ever.

Our merger and acquisition consulting expertise extends to comprehensive business succession planning, ensuring a smooth and strategic leadership and ownership transition. The experience has led us to conclude that every transaction is unique.  To start the process, it is first necessary for us to understand your personal, business, and financial goals.  Only then can a plan be tailored to your desires, whether that be value maximization, sustainability of the business post-transaction, maintenance of family relationships, or a combination of all of the above.

According to recent studies:

  • Over 50% of owners of privately-held businesses say they expect to have a change in ownership within the next 15 years.
  • This baby-boomer ownership transition is expected to generate $10 trillion in personal liquidity.
  • 43% of business owners have no formal financial plan.
  • 64% of business owners have no formal plan to minimize capital gains and estate taxes.
  • More than 50% of all family businesses do not have a written strategic plan for a business ownership transition.
  • More than 50% of regional family businesses do not have a buy/sell agreement.
  • Transitioning the family business to a family member is the favored exit strategy of 60% of family business owners.
  • More than 33% of business owners say they plan to invest in or acquire another privately-held business after exiting the family business. Almost 40% indicate they will at least invest in another privately-held company.
  • 31.4% of CEOs have no estate plan beyond a will.
  • Family business owners rely on their spouse and most trusted advisors for input and guidance.  Unfortunately, discussing exit planning is widely considered taboo.  It’s likely to be their largest single financial transaction with massive ramifications.

Business Ownership Transition

At KatzAbosch, we specialize in guiding business owners through the critical process of ownership transition. Our approach integrates our expertise in merger and acquisition consulting with strategic business succession planning. We understand the unique challenges each business faces during this transition and tailor our strategies to meet these specific needs.

Our services include comprehensive tax planning for mergers and acquisitions, ensuring that transitions are not only strategically sound but also tax-efficient. This approach is vital for maximizing financial benefits and minimizing tax liabilities.

We are committed to supporting businesses beyond the transaction phase, offering post-transition planning and advisory services to ensure long-term success. By partnering with KatzAbosch, you gain access to a team dedicated to guiding you through this significant phase with strategic foresight and expertise.

Our Merger & Acquisition Consulting Experts are Ready to Help in a Number of Ways

  • Key stakeholder goal assessment and alignment
  • Educate you regarding various exit strategies
  • Quarterback the various professionals you may need throughout the planning and transaction processes
  • Value maximization programs
  • Estate planning services
  • Tax planning services for mergers and acquisitions
  • Assess your team’s ability to successfully handle the due diligence process
  • Post business ownership transition planning
  • Assessment of the buyer pool
  • Business succession planning

Merger and Acquisition Transaction Consulting - learn how KatzAbosch can help