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.

Richard Beavan

Richard has been a corporate lawyer since 1998 and has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions (public and private), venture capital and private equity, public company listings and fundraisings, compliance under the Listing Rules and AIM rules, joint ventures, acquisition finance, corporate and share capital reorganisations, investment funds, directors’ duties, corporate governance and commercial contracts.