Exit Planning

it is alway encouraged to do an exit planning from day one.

There are numerous reasons for business owners to leave. Some are planning to retire while others feel uncertain to proceed further.

Regardless of the reasoning, it is recommended to do an exit plan for you to leave smoothly and orderly.

Imagine a scenario: You have a successful business and it has been doing really for the past five years. Now, you are considering an exit from the business. Why? You have explored an irresistible opportunity that cannot be missed. However, you have to let go of this business and you do not know how to do so. That’s where we come in to play and form a strategic exit plan tailored for you to execute. This allows you to chase that opportunity.

Stepping back from it, let us explain why business owners decide to leave their business and how exit planning can make the transition smoother and beneficial.

What are the options for my business exit ?

The best exit strategy depends on the reasons for leaving the business. Some common exit plans are:

  • Business Sale: Selling your business is a common strategy for any business owner to do. This option is suitable for owners wanting to move on while ensuring the business continues to thrive (Refer to our Business Selling page)
  • Business Merger: Merging your company with another company enhances value to both your employees and stakeholders alike. This provides growth opportunities for both businesses, increases competitive edge in the market and creates long-term sustainability.
  • Buyout: A buyout option is viable for certain businesses. Businesses that could benefit are those that can be bought by existing competitors, businesses seeking to expand in another category or holding companies that are looking to diversify their portfolio of businesses.
  • Initial Public Offering (IPO): Businesses of significant scale shall pursue an IPO option. This allows owners of the business to vest out their current holdings to the public. This ultimately facilitates a smooth transition exit from the business.
  • Business liquidation: This option is highly recommended for debt-free businesses. Businesses can liquidate their assets which leads to high liquidity in their business. This method can simplify winding down their business more seamlessly and efficiently.


Above are some of the exit strategies applicable for business owners looking for an exit. Contact us to learn more on how we can plan your exit from your business.