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Entries in succession planning (4)

Tuesday
Jul122011

Selling a business at a better price

by Alan Hargreaves in the Australian Financial Review

In the final article of his succession planning series, Alan Hargreaves looks at valuing a business for exit.  The shorthand method for valuing a business is the so-called multiple, or price/earnings ration (P/E). It's the common way of evaluating quoted shares. It's familiar and easily understood as a result.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Valuation all-important to a sale

by Alan Hargreaves in the Australian Financial Review

Third in a series of four about succession, by Alan Hargreaves.  For owners of a business, succession invariably involves a transaction.  The simplest succession plan is selling your business.  What about the transaction itself? How does that affect value?

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Tuesday
Jun282011

Sort out your value long before leaving

by Alan Hargreaves in the Australian Financial Review

Think hard about how your business might look to potential buyers, writes Alan Hargreaves. If your succession planning includes any kind of transaction, your business needs to be valued.

Moving on does not necessarily mean selling out.  Succession plans can incorporate employee share schemes, mergers, acquisitions, being acquired, buying out your partners or handing over to them.

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Monday
Jun272011

Planning well for your exit

by Alan Hargreaves in the Australian Financial Review

Succession planning poses many challenges, writes Alan Hargreaves in the first of a series.

Success is not an end-point.  It's just one more step in the evolution of yourself, your product or your business. Don't make the succession decision in isolation. Examine it in the context of a constantly changing environment.

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