When you are ready to start succession planning for your business, we are here to offer advice on creating lasting benefits for business owners, their employees and for the future of the business itself.
We have experience in working for a wide variety of businesses where share incentives were a key part of the longer-term exit strategy.
We have worked on helping the owners of a business:
- sell at a fair value
- benefit from no capital gains tax on the sale proceeds
- ensured a smooth transition of ownership and implemented a succession strategy
- retained a minority stake, allowing some involvement in the business in the longer term and the comfort of knowing the business will be taken forward by people they know and trust, and who (as beneficiaries of the EOT) will be highly motivated to succeed
After the trust was set up, the employees of the business:
- felt more engaged and shared a collective goal to succeed
- received tax free bonuses (up to a limit per year), as well as participating more widely in the profits
- benefited from decisions being taken by the EOT being in the best interests of the employees