Serving Business Owners and Family Offices for 25 YearsWelcome to de Visscher & Co., LLC. 

de Visscher & Co. is an independent financial advisor to business owning families and closely held businesses worldwide.  Through a unique combination of financial consulting and investment banking services the team at de Visscher & Co. creates high value-added solutions to the liquidity needs of shareholders and the capital needs of their businesses. Since its inception in 1990, we have advised over 300 families from North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

"We understand the many challenges facing family companies and their owners because we deal with those issues everyday as advisors and as owners." - François de Visscher

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“Operating a family business is both challenging and rewarding.  We had a stock restriction agreement in place but no real mechanism for shareholders to divest themselves of shares if they so desired.

Recognizing that people are in different places in their lives, we needed to develop a stock redemption policy that would make individual’s shares more liquid, yet remain fair to the company.

With the help of de Visscher & Co. we were able to accomplish in a few short months what we had been ignoring for years.  They worked very well with our board; attorney and appraisal firm to develop a plan that not only addressed most of the individual shareholder needs but also those of the business. 

Their thoughtful approach was timely and inclusive, but perhaps most importantly, understood by all concerned.”

Thomas Northrop, CEO
Observer Publishing Company
October 2013


Launch of Direct Investment Advisory Services

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What's New

2014 FFI Global Conference in Wahsington, DC
Not About the Money: Bringing outside capital into the family business

Francois spoke and presented at the 2014 FFI Global Conference in Washington, DC on Oct. 9th.

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Richest Are Bullish on U.S.
as Family Offices Open Outposts

By Margaret Collins, Bloomberg

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Please read the latest article
in The Suit Magazine about
Francois de Visscher

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As seen inThe Practitioner, an online publication of The Family Firm Institute

Alternative to Private Equity:
Partnering with the family office

François explores the concept of family enterprise partnering with family offices to defend their global market position or take advantage of growth opportunities in The Family Firm Institute's online publication The Practitioner.

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de Visscher & Co. formed a Global Alliance with FINH in Australia

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New Ultra-Wealthy Are Business Owners, Financial Advisor Magazine

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de Visscher & Co. designs, evaluates and implements often complex financial solutions to the capital, liquidity and wealth planning needs of the family owned businesses and closely held companies. In doing so, we assist our clients in continuously balancing the liquidity needs of shareholders, the capital needs of the business and the control preferences of the family.

Access to the sources of long term capital with a patient and a value added perspective is increasingly a necessity for Family Business Investors in todays competitive environment.


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