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Six guiding points to pass on a business


April 2018






Thinking about generational succession? Consider some common pitfalls, and how to avoid them.

The Chinese have a saying “Fu bu guo san dai” which translates to ‘Wealth never survives three generations’, a sentiment that is echoed in other cultures with similar sayings. And the stats back this up:

70% of family owned businesses fail or are sold before the second generation get a chance to take over.*


There are some common pitfalls in succession planning, but there are solutions to help avoid them as well. We’ve summarised three common pitfalls, and six ways to help avoid them here in our simple infographic to start your thinking. Our hot tip? Good and early planning… Start now.

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“Children may feel obligated or expect to take specific roles.”

ANZ Private offers a network of specialists, customised financial strategies and banking services for clients running a business. Our combined Commercial, Business and Private Advisory teams are insight led and at the forefront of business succession.

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Source: *2012 Harvard Business Review Study

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