Western PA 2019 Symposium Series: Strategic Option Analysis

Western PA 2019 Symposium Series: Strategic Option Analysis

March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
11th Stanwix street
Lower Lobby, Pittsburgh
Kat Hoke Melnikoff, Chapter Coordinator
(312) 856-9590

Series Overview

Closely-held businesses represent a significant portion of the U.S. economy. Based on ownership demographics, it is estimated that $10 trillion in closely-held business assets will transition by 2040; however, the vast majority of owners lack advisors to recommend and implement proactive transition strategies. In this series you will learn innovative approaches to implement your business strategy:

  • Maximize the value of your business;
  • Evaluate strategic options to grow, re-cap, or sell;
  • Develop and retain key employees;
  • Prepare for transfer or transition of ownership; and
  • Tax strategies and legacy planning.
Our four-part series will provide a deep analysis on the following topics:

March 14: Strategic Option Analysis
May 16: M&A Selling Process
September 12: Value Optimization and Pre-Transition Planning Tactics
November 14: Planning for Post-Transition/Transaction

All sessions will be held 8-10 a.m. at 11th Stanwix Street, Lower Lobby


March 14: Strategic Option Analysis

A multitude of exit channels exist and it is imperative business owners understand the pros and cons of each. Often the exit channel the owners believe they will take initially is not how they end up exiting their business. For example, although selling a business to a third party often yields the highest sale price, a transitioning owner may place a higher value on legacy, employees, and community. There are a multitude of transition and transaction options available for family and non-family employees and shareholders. Learn how a thorough strategic option analysis can help owners minimize transition risk, negotiate higher sale prices, and make the deal process run more smoothly.

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