Super Rich's Three big Fears

Winning a Family Business Civil War

The term ‘civil war’ typically refers to a battle between citizens of the same country – the most obvious example in the USA being the War Between the States from 1861 to 1865, which left at least 600,000 dead Americans in its wake. But a civil war can also involve family members who are in business together. When a war erupts between those family members, it can irreparably damage family relationships, the business itself – and, of course, the family’s wealth and financial security.

  • A civil war over the family business can start when the founder doesn’t plan for a transition of ownership.
  • Temporary, shifting alliances among family members can work to your advantage – but they’re not without risk.
  • Enlisting the right professionals can make all the difference and separate winners from losers.

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Family Civil War

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