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
“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
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES: