Succession planning is a complex process involving many business disciplines. As the majority of the Baby Boomer generation will retire over the next five to 10 years, succession planning will be vital for the long-term survival of private companies.
It becomes more complex as many different business, financial and personal issues come into play. A good succession plan for private companies looks at a range of issues such as:
Shares held by an individual, which either on their own or with others acting together, control a private company, will have to be sold or transferred at some stage in the future – either on the death of the owner or as a result of a decision to sell by the owner.
Why prepare a succession plan?
The preparation of a succession plan forces you as the owner of a major stake in a private company to consider matters in respect of:
Succession planning covers two matters – ownership and management. They are strongly interlinked but do need separate consideration.
Your succession plan will be greatly affected by your own personal circumstances – age, health and personal plans. Its objectives will be based on what is best for you, your family and any others you would wish to be involved in the succession, either regarding management or ownership of the business.
The objectives may include one of the following:
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