Succession Solutions

In general, a distinction is made between family-internal and family-external succession solutions. The former, as its name suggests, involves transferring a business to one’s heirs and other family members. The tax consequences here vary greatly depending on whether the business is transferred to an heir or to another family member and how the transfer is structured (sale, gift, mixed form, inheritance).

Family-external succession solutions can be company-internal (management buyout) or company-external (management buy-in). Other family-external succession solutions include selling to a strategic investor or financial investor, or even taking a company public.

We will be happy to advise you in detail which succession solution is suitable for you, taking into account your personal and business goals, and support you in your decision making.


Samuel Dürr
Direct phone: +41 58 658 29 02

Marco Strahm Notariat
Christoffelgasse 6
3001 Bern

Phone: +41 58 658 20 00
Fax: +41 58 658 59 59

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