client journey

Passing the torch to the

next generation.

Transitioning a family business can be tricky. This journey was further complicated when the owners provided equal shares to all their children when only two wanted to continue ownership.


Years In Business




Family Owned


Fewer Shareholders

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Family Ownership Transition

Ownership complications arose within a third-generation manufacturing business after the owners passed away and bequeathed shares evenly to all of their children. Only one child worked and brought their children into the company as well. Another sibling also wanted to continue to participate in the company.

The other siblings never worked in the business and did not want ownership responsibility. They requested liquidity for their shares but the other family members did not want to sell the business. Destined provided the following services for the family:

  • Review of exit options

  • Market valuation

  • Ownership transition roadmap

Client Results

The Destined team worked with each family member to understand their individual ownership vision and how it would impact the future of the company. A solution was designed to allow the son, that was running the company, to buy out his siblings while also providing growth capital for the business. In the process a roadmap was developed to align the leadership team on the company’s growth goals to ensure the success of the buy-out.

  • Tax efficient buy-out for siblings

  • Preservation of family relationships

  • Individual financial goals achieved

  • Opportunity created for a fourth generation ownership transfer

Market Valuation
Vision Session
Ownership Transition Roadmap

“In my humble opinion, this couldn’t have gotten to where it is without your help. Destined showed us an option that wasn’t presented by anybody else. Now, we all see this as the path to transition, while keeping the business in the family.”

3rd Generation Owner & CEO, Bay Area Manufacturing Company

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