Flexibility & communication
The best way to complete an effective transaction is to create an honest and fair environment. Every business is different and every seller has different objectives as they approach a successful exit and progress to the next stage of their life. Our Operators build a solid relationship with owners to help create the most advantageous deal in terms of liquidity requirements, tax planning benefits, and/or potential long-run upside.
A Generational Transfer
Each entrepreneurial Operator-in-Residence (OIR) working with GTE is passionate about taking a direct ownership and management role. OIR's are both committed to preserving the legacy of the previous generation's success and motivated to grow the business in a meaningful and sustainable way. GTE understands the importance of continued support for companies' employees and looks to invest in sustained growth and further prosperity.
Deciding to transition and/or exit to create liquidity can be an emotional experience for a business owner. To assure a smooth transition, our Operators work with our investment partners (who include former and current business owners, entrepreneurs and investors) to ensure the deal is quickly and fully financed. GTE works to ensure complete confidentiality until the owner is ready to announce the transition.
Owners successfully operate their companies for many years and are looking to exit in a way that allows them an enjoyable retirement. GTE works with owners and their accountants to create honest and fair valuations to get owners the retirement money they deserve.