The baby boomers are retiring. Over the next 15 years, this will lead to much more corporate succession in Switzerland, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Every fifth SME is planning a succession within the next five years. This was the result of a study conducted by the Centre for Family Business with the University of St. Gallen and Credit Suisse. According to the study, around 70,000 to 80,000 SMEs are facing a generational change.
In addition to this development, the group of managing directors, whose age is 25 to 45 years old when management positions are assumed, will only be half as strong in the next decade as the 60 to 65 age group. This reduces the pool of possible successor candidates relative to the number of potential transferees. In view of this, finding a sustainable successor solution to ensure future development is a demanding mission.
New approaches, such as talent management and the increased involvement of female employees, can prove beneficial to you. We know all about these solutions. As an owner-managed company, we have already committed ourselves to this topic at an early stage of our operation. We understand that a company is often a life's work, and usually it goes far beyond that, and so we appreciate that you may want to know whether you are in good hands.
During the transfer of your company to the next generation, we therefore pursue a holistic approach. Starting with your needs, on the basis of the many-faceted and deep background knowledge of our specialists, we will examine which paths are the best for you to follow. Here, the scope ranges fromfamily succession through to management-buy-out and company mergers, up to company take-oversand the sale of companies.
After thorough research, search and examination, we will propose solutions and candidates that we can imagine as perfectly fitting your environment - as if yours were our own company. Because it is important to us that your story continues to unfold - just as the annual ring of a tree is a symbol of its life force.
Consider us a strong partner for your personnel succession !