If you are raising funds, selling a business, transferring it to a new generation of family members, buying out partners or considering an ESOP, determining the value of your business can be a difficult challenge. The O’Brien Law PC team has decades of experience with acquisitions, divestitures, equity financings and partnership agreements. We can help you determine what your business is worth not in the abstract, but given current market conditions and the type of transaction you are considering.
More than four million baby boomers own closely-held (family owned or a small number of partners or shareholders) businesses with employees. Over the next ten years or so, as they reach retirement age and beyond, most of those owners will look to transition out of the business, creating an extremely competitive marketplace for sellers. Prices will face downward pressure. Businesses that have taken steps to increase their value ahead of time will enjoy more success than those who wait until they are ready to sell. By starting two-to-three years ahead of your desired exit timeframe, O’Brien Law PC can help you be in the best position to realize the full value for your life’s work.