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When planning to sell your business, be sure to address your family issues

Selling a family business is an intense process that draws on the skills and experiences of everyone involved—the CEO, owners, management team and outside advisers. Combining family issues with business considerations further complicates the sale process. Understanding what the family business provides to each key family member and addressing these needs ahead of time is essential to getting... Read more

Defining ‘family business’: Did Credit Suisse get it wrong?

A recent study by Credit Suisse Group AG, cited by the financial news site 24/7 Wall St., found that family-controlled public companies outperform non-family companies on several metrics. According to the “Credit Suisse Global Family” analysis, as reported by 24/7 Wall St., family businesses have a 4.3% higher return on equity than the benchmark, and a cash flow return on investment th... Read more

6 Potential Sources of Conflict when Selling a Family Business


In the current issue of Family Business Magazine, Warren Feder of Carl Marks Advisors, writes: “Selling all or part of a business that has been in the family for generations raises intense emotions that color virtually all decision making. It is helpful to understand what the business provides to each of its owners in order to identify potential conflicts and structure solutions in the context of a sale.” Above are some areas that Feder suggests the business owners consider.

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