"We understand the many challenges
facing family companies and their owners because we deal with those
issues everyday as advisors and as owners."
As a trusted financial advisor to family businesses around the world for over 25 years, de Visscher & Co. assists its clients in developing and analyzing financial solutions for the liquidity needs of the shareholders, the capital needs of the business or both while designing highly effective family and corporate governance structures to assure the long-term sustainability of the family wealth across generations.
As Board members and long-term advisors to single family office, de Visscher & Co. assists its global client base in designing, developing and monitoring long-term direct investment programs for their legacy businesses or for new direct investments.
When de Visscher & Co. clients need capital for shareholder liquidity or for growth initiatives, the team has the capability of accessing a variety of capital markets including the institutional debt market, the private equity market, the international strategic market as well as the private family office market through our network of Family Capital Partners.
Family Capital Partner’s co-investment services center around developing, closing and monitoring investment opportunities for single family offices to invest in the operating assests of other family businesses and closely-held companies. (“Family Investing in Families”TM).
de Visscher & Co. strives to be the premier, independent, financial consulting and
investment banking firm, serving the needs of entrepreneurs and business owning families,
applying the highest standards of quality, integrity, and individual attention
“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.”
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.
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