RANK 12: How to Prepare a Business for Exit with Darryl Bates - Brownsword of Succession Plus

The Leaky Bucket

Dec 8 2023 • 53 mins

Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Consultant and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses.

He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer — showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

Darryl together with his team raise awareness of the fact that as a business owner, if you want to get the most from your life’s work and exit on your terms, then you need to prepare for exit and make your business attractive for a buyer.

The problem that occurs when this doesn’t happen is that;

· Only 10-40 % of businesses that go to market actually get sold!
· And, of those that do get sold, the deal is structured in a way that means the owners have to work through an ‘earn out’ period to realise full valuation.
· And more that 50% of these earnouts don’t get completed either because the goal posts are moved, or the owners have run out of energy.

This can be avoided if your business is exit ready, de-risking the deal for both the owners and the buyers.

In this Episode Darryl generously gives his expertise in Preparing a Business for an Exit.

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