What is a business exit strategy

Exit and exit strategies

Sale of shares to the other shareholders or third parties

If a partner wishes to withdraw from the company, he or she has the option of transferring his shares to another partner or a third person. What you have to pay attention to and what problems can arise can be found in the section "Selling shares to other shareholders or third parties".

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initial public offering

A good way to grow your capital stock is by listing on the stock exchange. But not every company meets the requirements for an IPO. In addition, the process, also known as going public, offers more than just advantages. You can find out which companies the IPO is suitable for and the consequences of this in the "IPO" section.

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Buy back

Buy back is the term used to describe the purchase of company shares by the company's shareholders. A buy back is only possible if the shares were previously owned by an investment company. You can read why a buy back can be very problematic and in which cases this exit strategy is used in the "Buy Back" section.

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insolvency

The number of bankruptcies has increased dramatically, both in the corporate and in the private sector. This makes basic knowledge and, more and more often, well-founded advice necessary. That is why we have compiled all the important terms on the subject for you in the "Insolvency" section.

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liquidation

The aim of liquidation is to sell all assets of a company in order to convert the capital tied up in them into cash. A company is liquidated when the shareholders have decided to dissolve it. The reasons for this can be very different. You can find out what to look out for in the event of liquidation in the "Liquidation" section

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MBI - management buy-in

The management buy-in describes the takeover of a company by external executives. A detailed description of the advantages and disadvantages of this exit strategy and further information can be found in the "Management Buy-In" section.

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MBO - Management Buy-Out

A management buy-out is the sale of individual company shares to employees. You can find out which positive synergy effects result for the company and why this exit variant is very popular in the "Management Buy-Out" section.

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Secondary purchase

The "second sale" usually takes place at companies whose development is not going according to plan. So that the investment does not have to be written off as a total loss by the company involved, attempts are often made to limit the damage by means of the "second sale". In the "Secondary Purchase" section you will find further information on this exit strategy.

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Trade Sale

A trade sale is the sale of a mostly young company by management and those involved. This type of sale is one of the most popular exit options. You can read about the advantages and what you have to consider in the "Trade Sale" section.

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Corporate succession

With company succession, an existing company is handed over to a new owner. The corporate philosophy and the original product remain, in contrast to the sale of a company, basically the same. You can find out what advantages and disadvantages there may be for the successor and what you should pay attention to when handing over the company in the "Company Succession" section.

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Sale to other entrepreneurs or investment companies

Whether the owner is retiring or just made enough money, there can be many reasons for selling a business. Whichever applies, the decisive factor is the correct handling of the sale. You can find out what options there are and what both buyers and sellers should pay attention to in the section "Selling a company".

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