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Business Succession Planning:

Business Succession Planning

Need for Succession Plan

Need for Asset or Buy/Sell Strategy

Need for Liability or Key Person Strategy

Negotiating a Succession Plan

 

Simple Succession Plan:

Simple Succession Plan

 

Complete Succession Plan:

Complete Succession Plan

Strategy

Financial Needs

Insurance Funding

Retirement Funding

 

One Page Strategy:

One Page Strategy

Asset Needs

Liability Needs

Personal Needs

Who Pays the Premiums?

Valuing the Business

Simplifying the Valuation Issue

Equity vs. Loan Capital

 

One Policy Strategy:

One Policy Strategy

Flexibility

Dual Role of Personal Cover

Dual Role of Debt Red'n Cover

Security & Tax-Effectiveness

Cost Savings

Pre-Agreed Purchase Price

Apportionment of Premiums

Methods of Aggregation

 

Multiple Policy Approach:

Multiple Policy Approach

Super Fund Ownership

Tax Disadvantages

Cost Disadvantages

Other Disadvantages

Geared Premium Funding

Super Buy/Sell

 

One Page, Two Policy Strategy:

One Page, Two Policy Strategy

 

Other Issues:

Tax Deductibility

Inadequate Insurance Proceeds

Vendor Finance

Changing Needs

Future Growth of Equity

Trauma Buy/Sell Strategy

 

Sole Proprietors and Families:

Sole Proprietors and Families

Overview

Family Ownership

Sale Strategies

Third Party Buy/Sell Strategies

Estate Equalisation Strategies

Family Buy/Sell Strategies

Second Generation Strategies

Debt Reduction Strategies

 

 

 

Overview of Alternative Strategies

 

Different Needs of Different Generations

The design of a Succession Plan for a Sole Trader or Family Business will primarily depend on:

  • whether the Second Generation wishes to retain ownership of the Business; and

  • the need of the Proprietor to fund their living expenses in retirement.

Set out below is a brief summary of some alternative strategies to deal with these issues:

 

Family Ownership Issues

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • none of the Proprietor's children wish to retain ownership of the Business after the Proprietor's retirement or death; or

  • some of the Proprietor's children wish to retain ownership of the Business after the Proprietor's retirement or death.

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Sale Strategies

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • the Proprietor sells the Business to some or all of their children after their retirement (in order to fund their living expenses during their retirement); or

  • the Proprietor sells the Business to a Third Party after their retirement.

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Third Party Buy/Sell Strategies

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • the Proprietor sells the Business to the management or staff of the Business after their death; or

  • the Proprietor sells the Business to a pre-agreed Purchaser (a "friendly rival") after their death.

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Estate Equalisation Strategies

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • the Proprietor uses insurance to help distribute the assets in their Estate equally to their children or Beneficiaries upon their death ("Estate Equalisation").

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Family Buy/Sell Strategy

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • the Proprietor uses Buy/Sell Insurance to enable one or more children to purchase the Business from their Estate upon their death ("Family Buy/Sell Strategy").

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Second Generation Succession Planning Strategies

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • the design of a Complete Succession Plan for the Second Generation.

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Debt Reduction Strategies

This topic deals with the following issues:

  • the use of Insurance to reduce the Debt of the Business.

Click here to read more about this topic.

 

Copyright: Ian Gray Solicitor

 

 

Adviser Tip

In the case of Retirement, a Complete Succession Plan can pre-agree the Purchase Price and specify a timeframe for payment.

If you do not have adequate insurance for an Insurable Event, your Succession Plan can specify a timeframe for payment of the shortfall.

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