There are many options to consider as the ultimate goal for the year of hard work building and growing your company. For mature and profitable healthcare businesses today there are many strategic options to consider. These options include acquisitions, merger, divestiture and recapitalization. Each of these options require careful consideration to determine what is the best fit for the stakeholders goals for the business.
Should you consider a buyer or an investor? If your goal is to sell and ride off into the sunset, then your focus should be on a divestiture. If your interest is in taking chips off the table while continuing to grow the business over the next three to five years, then a recapitalization may be the best path for you. Each option has differing effects on valuation, the process and the pathway to a successful closing.
Exit strategy planning is one of the most overlooked – and most important aspects – of a business owner’s dream. You would not read all but the last chapter of a book… nor should you ignore the final chapter in your business ownership.