Business Owners Focus
Understanding Business Sale and Dividend Recap Process
William Blair is here to guide owners of family or other closely held businesses through the big decisions, such as evaluating liquidity options as you consider next steps. We know that for business owners, the stakes are high—from both a financial and an emotional standpoint—so trusted expertise is essential as you take the next steps.
What to Consider When Deciding to Sell or Recapitalize Your Business
You may be considering selling your business or recapitalizing to realize greater wealth or increase liquidity. But which approach will work best for you?Read more
How Do I Sell My Business…or Complete a Dividend Recapitalization Process?
We have outlined below a brief “business for sale” process, followed by dividend recapitalization information built by the expertise of professionals at William Blair.Read more
Side-by-Side Comparison of Business Sale and Dividend Recap Processes
Each approach carries a unique set of pros and cons; understanding both is critical to the process of gaining liquidity.Read more
Be Sure to Think About Personal Wealth Well Before a Liquidity Event
How a transaction is organized can have a significant impact on the after-tax wealth generated for you as the owner.Read more
How Personal Wealth Planning Aligns with the Business Sale Process
If you as a business owner are going through the process of selling your business or completing a dividend recapitalization, your advisor will have experience guiding you through the process of developing a plan for managing the liquidity generated.Read more
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selling Your Business
The most critical decisions about selling your business are the ones made well before any potential buyers have been contacted.Read more