Planning your exit

Many entrepreneurs grow their businesses in order to sell them. But not all exits end in a sale. Some entrepreneurs choose to hand over the reins to their children; others, to the next generation of management. Whatever your ultimate goal, exiting a business is a momentous event in any entrepreneur’s life. Whatever the strategy, planning is key to a successful outcome. Over many years we have advised entrepreneurs in preparing for a successful exit, helping them to maximise value, to manage the risks and to deliver the deal.

We can help you with:

  • Appointing M&A advisers
  • Entrepreneurs’ relief and other tax reliefs
  • Negotiating and running the sale
  • Protecting your wealth through trusts and estate planning

Get in touch with one of our specialist lawyers for further help:

Geoffrey Todd

I give UK and international tax and estate planning advice to individuals, trustees and family businesses. I advise on tax planning strategies involving trusts and alternative structures, on residence and domicile issues and on cross-border estate planning, particularly between the US and the UK. I help owners of landed and other estates with succession planning, including the protection of wealth against divorce, and philanthropy. I act for entrepreneurs and owners of established trading companies, whose businesses include luxury retail, manufacturing, medical research and property.

Jane Ireland

Jane specialises in mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and reorganisations and acts for national and international clients on a wide range of corporate matters, often with an overseas element. Having worked for nine years in the manufacturing sectors in Canada and the UK, Jane is very commercial and pragmatic with lots of business experience to draw upon.
Clients rely upon Jane for her “sound advice, patience and fortitude.”