Succession and Exit
Free Trade Agreement Benefits Go Far Beyond Exports for Australian SMEs Seeking Succession or Exit Opportunities – February 2014
With an estimated 50,000 SME businesses coming onto the market for sale each year, and thus an excess supply of SME businesses, it makes sense for owners to consider the benefits of promoting their business for sale or investment internationally. Whilst selling a business to an offshore buyer/investor may seem difficult, many overseas entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals are becoming increasingly interested in investing in Australian businesses. In addition the Australian government is encouraging this through many initiatives, one being the Significant Investor Visa. SMEs still need to plan their exit well in advance if they hope to attract the highest value.