Financing Transitions: Managing Capital and Liquidity in the Family Business

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byFrançois M. de Visscher, Drew S. Mendoza, John L. Ward

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If a family-owned company is to endure and provide the maximum potential opportunity for future generations, it must plan for provision of both adequate shareholder liquidity and sufficient business capital. Many believe their options are limited: restrict money available to the family; sell the business; or go public. Rather than allowing financial pressures to destroy the family business, careful planning and sophisticated use of the growing collection of financial techniques can help the family retain business control and make wise choices among many available alternatives.

Financing Transitions is a guide to

* anticipating and managing capital and liquidity needs

* understanding how the "Family Effect" can be a family business' greatest asset--or its greatest threat

* recognizing how predictable family business transitions can erupt into family crises

* keeping patient capital from becoming impatient;

* controlling the family business's cost of capital; and much more...

 

Financing Transitions: gives business owners the financial insight and understanding needed to provide future generations with the fullest possible opportunity to enjoy the unique benefits of business ownership.

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If a family-owned company is to endure and provide the maximum potential opportunity for future generations, it must plan for provision of both adequate shareholder liquidity and sufficient business capital. Many believe their options are limited: restrict money available to the family; sell the business; or go public. Rather than allo...

François M. de Visscher is President of de Visscher & Co. in Greenwich, CT, one of the world’s leading independent financial consulting and investment banking firms for family and closely-held companies. A native of Belgium, Mr. de Visscher has been an active advisor to business owning families for over twenty years, mostly in the Uni...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.32 × 5.57 × 0.28 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023011105X

ISBN - 13:9780230111059

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Table of Contents

I. Balancing Liquidity, Growth and Control * II. Managing Patient Capital and Shareholder Liquidity * III. Managing the Cost of Patient Capital * IV. The Role of Family Governance in Family Effect * V. Keeping, Selling, or Expanding the Family Business * VI. Internal Financial Solutions: Meeting Shareholders' Immediate, Current, and Ongoing Liquidity Needs * VII. External Financial Solutions: Matching the Right Form of Capital to the Right Strategy * VIII. Private Equity as a Growing Source of Capital * IX. Summary * Index * The Authors