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Is timing everything?

Is Timing Everything?

Beyond Business Ownership

Is timing everything when it comes to a business exit?

Timing is crucial when it comes to selling your business. With the help of Russell Prior, Managing Director and Regional Head of Family Governance, Family Office Advisory & Philanthropy, HSBC Private Banking in EMEA, and Andra Ilie, Senior Adviser, Family Governance, Family Office Advisory & Philanthropy, HSBC Private Banking in EMEA, in this session we explore how long it takes to prepare an exit strategy and what you can do to mitigate timing risk. Explore the full discussion or jump into the chapter most relevant to your situation.

Is Timing Everything?

HSBC specialists engage experts from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, KPMG LLP, Burges Salmon LLP, Deloitte Private and HSBC in a conversation on what business owners can and cannot control in the timing of a business sale. You can also watch selected chapters of interest from the video, below.

Video duration: 30:38 minutes

Chapter 1. Take timing out of the equation.

We explore what a business owner can do to reduce timing risk when existing a business, how to respond to an unexpected offer and the preparations you should put in place when it comes to selling.

Video duration: 09:54 minutes

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Chapter 2. How long does it take to prepare for an exit?

Just how much time should an owner allow for the sale of their business, and what are the key steps to prepare for an exit? We examine critical aspects of time and how to prepare for the risk that a deal doesn’t transpire.

Video duration: 07:48 minutes

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Chapter 3. How do you get the timing right?

What are the critical considerations for business owners, their families and key stakeholders, and what should you do if the timing is wrong, but the need to sell remains? Time-based reliefs and management incentives are uncovered.

Video duration: 07:56 minutes

Watch the video: How can you get the timing right?

Chapter 4. Big picture concerns in exit timing.

What role do macro conditions play in a business exit and how should you factor in interest rates, elections and even international conflicts? We explore the role of resilience in managing the effects of bad timing in a sale.

Video duration: 05:23 minutes

Watch the video: What are the big picture concerns in exit timing?

Exploring why timing might be everything in a business exit

Stage 2: Pre-sale planning
 
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In a feature-length episode on pre-sale planning for your business exit, leading specialists from across HSBC Global Private Banking and the private wealth space share their valuable insights on the importance of a clear business exit strategy, the personal tax and legal consequences of a sale, and the longer-term possibilities for wealth released following a business exit.

Stage 3: Exit to Private Equity
 
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If you’re contemplating selling your business, there are a number of exit routes and options available to you, but each has its own profile and requirements. In this session, Russell Prior, Managing Director, Regional Head of Family Governance, Family Office Advisory & Philanthropy, EMEA is joined by an expert panel to explore the process and practicalities of exiting to Private Equity.

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Exiting your business smoothly
 
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Planning for an exit isn’t just about preparing for the moment of sale. We can help you to avoid any cliff-edge moments and instead take a smooth path to your next opportunity.

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