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Exit the Business

The most successful business exit is one you strategically plan for.

Seamless exit, transition, and succession planning

Business succession may be one of the most critical aspects of entrepreneurial life, with a lifetime of effort and investment leading to a smooth transition. Addressing the end-to-end challenges of this transitory step, we can help you develop a seamless exit strategy that aligns with your personal and professional objectives, including succession planning, valuation optimization, or transaction advisory.

Is it time to sell?

Our guide has everything you will need to empower yourself for a successful sale.

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Steps to selling your business

BDO's ExitRight team will help you along each step of your journey to meet your objectives.

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Our services to help you exit the business

Deal Advisory

Our Deal Advisory professionals provide tailored guidance and support to companies striving to grow through mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. From identifying opportunities to enhancing deal value, our team works with you every step of the way to help facilitate a smooth transaction. We evaluate your needs, counsel on available options, and deploy customized solutions to meet your specific business goals.

Strategy, Value Creation & Analytics

When your business faces defining moments including business transformations, periods of growth, navigating recovery, and M&A transactions, significant value is at stake. We can provide engaged and hands-on professionals to help improve your value and guide you through the triggers of value creation—from revenue decline to market disruptions.

Valuations & Modelling

Whether you are pursuing growth, selling the business, or complying with regulatory requirements, a proper business valuation is a critical consideration. Your business needs guidance that comes with deep expertise in business valuations, models, and opinions. BDO's team of Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) provide exceptional service to the full spectrum of industries, businesses sizes, and valuation complexity, bringing in resources from our global accounting and consulting network when required.

Accounting Advisory

The lean finance departments of today require external support, knowledge, and experience. Whether it's investors, management, or auditors who need accurate financial reporting to make informed decisions, BDO's Accounting Advisory professionals communicate the facts that matter and why they matter, simply and clearly.

Capital Markets & Public Company Services

Public companies or companies preparing to go public face unique challenges regarding regulatory reporting requirements, corporate governance, and shareholder demands. BDO's experienced team helps clients navigate pressing issues through strategies that meet regulatory needs while supporting future goals. Every growth story is different, and we have the knowledge and experience to support a diverse group of clients.

Domestic Tax Planning

Our team has deep expertise in tax laws and regulations to provide tax planning solutions—including personal tax, corporate reorganizations, business transitions, and estate planning—to help minimize tax burdens, simplify complexity, and create peace of mind.

Transaction Tax

BDO's Transaction Tax team has years of experience advising companies of all sizes on a range of transactions and reorganizations including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and refinancings. We support clients through the entire transaction process, helping to improve value and avoid potential risks.

Wealth Advisory

BDO's Wealth Advisory professionals build an extensive understanding of individual client situations. This approach enables our team to develop a thorough and comprehensive financial plan that aligns to our clients' unique investment, retirement, and estate planning goals.

Private Equity

PE firms must be able predict and react quickly to changing circumstances—from high competition for deals to economic uncertainty—to align strategic vision with growth goals. 

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Results oriented business strategies

Learn more about how we integrate expertise from all relevant practices within the BDO landscape to ensure that you are presented with the right strategy to protect your business, assets, and people.

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Modernize the way you run and manage your business to be relevant in today’s digital world.

Evolve, automate & transform

Maximize efficiency and performance of existing systems, processes, and people for greater financial growth.

Perform, assess & optimize

Comply with the ever-increasing complexity of accounting, tax, and regulatory reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

Comply with regulations

Adapt and respond more quickly and effectively to the changing economic, legal, consumer, and market landscape.

Adapt, prepare & respond

Secure your most important assets through critical, preventative, and corrective measures.

Secure, protect & investigate

Seamlessly transition your enterprise through three critical stages: succession planning, valuation optimization, and a strategic transaction.

Exit, transition & sell

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