Common problems arise without proper Business Protection Plan:
1) A new partnership is created due to the inheritance of shares/interest by the inexperienced heirs. Chances are this new partnership may fail.
2) There is no pre-agreed price for any sale to take place when the heirs decided to sell to the surviving co-owners. As a result, it may take years to settle a transaction price.
3) Some of the unqualified heirs may insist to be the directors of the company and be active in running the business. This may lead serious disruptions and disputes within the management.
4) It is possible that co-owner may decide to abandon the business and start their own due to disputes with the heirs. However, starting a business may take a lot of time & money.
5)Loss of profits & uncertainty about business future success.
1) If a co-owner dies today, can you work with his/her family members to run the business?
2) Will the co-owner's family members know how to run the business with you?
3) Can they work well with you?
4) Would your beneficiaries able to get a fair price?
5) Do you able to buy out the co-owner's shares/interest from the family members where there is no pre-agreed price in a written agreement?
6)Can the shares you are purchasing be able to transfer quickly to you?
How can you protect your hard work in building your business in the event of the above issues happen?
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Mr. A & Mr. B were childhood friends. They were business partners in manufacturing of stationeries.
Mr. A holds 60% & Mr. B holds the remaining 40%. Ever since they started, the business had grown by leaps and bounds. Annual profit estimated RM2million.The accountant indicated that the business should have a value in the range of RM10 million. Tragedy stuck. Mr. B died in an accident.
Although Mr. B had written his will during his life time, giving away his shares of the business to his wife & children and thought that the company share would be sufficient for the expenses of the family members.
After Mr. B pass away, Mrs. B wishes to dispose her shares of the company to Mr. A. Mr. A turn her down, because he had already control and run the business. When Mrs. B wish to dispose the shares of the company, but there was no outsiders willing to buy her shares. She pleaded Mr. A to reconsider the purchase of the shares. Mr. A finally offers her RM500,000 only for the shares worth RM4 million. Mrs. B had no choice but to accept a big loss in value.