Foreword by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and Liar’s Poker When huge conglomerates are sold, there are teams of lawyers, accountants, and other specialists to handle all the details and dirty work. But for entrepreneurs whose sweat and blood have built the company and made it what it is, selling the business means navigating new and potentially dangerous territory.
This book walks readers through the entire process of selling, from valuation and preparing the business for sale to finding a buyer and assembling and closing the deal. The author presents the many different ways to structure and finance the sale, and also addresses some often overlooked concerns, including managing the emotional issues that can undermine business and financial decisions.
In the next few years, up to 40 percent of the CEOs of family-held companies will retire. For many, selling the company will represent the biggest deals of their lives. Sell Your Business Your Way will make sure that they’ll get back everything they put into their businesses -- and so much more.