What business owners should know about shareholder buybacks

Shareholders can exit businesses in a straightforward way

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Corporate lawyer Helen Curtis shares her insight on shareholder buybacks which, she says, are under-utilised but very effective...

Businesses can often be concerned at the prospect of shareholders wanting to exit the business, believing that it will be a minefield. This can be a particularly pertinent issue for IFAs as they tend to be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), who are worried that due to their size it will create issues that will result in conflict. Shareholders are treated very differently to, say, directors, in that there is no automatic right that can force one shareholder to sell their shares. Consequently, issues can arise that end in a dispute. However, there are ways in which shareholders ...

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