Bruce McGechan advises business owners how to sell and exit their business.

Bruce McGechan

New Book, "Selling a Business with 'No Regrets'"

Selling a New Zealand Business with “No Regrets”: through using Exit Planning to sell the Asset that makes up most of your Wealth.

Selling a business isn’t a transaction. It is the start of the next stage of you and your spouse’s life. It is the wealth that will help you achieve a successful retirement.

And yet 4 out of 5 businesses do not sell. Of those that do sell, 75% of business owners profoundly regret their exit 12 months later.

The business sale process is broken. Not just in New Zealand but around the world. In the US, a new process has been developed called exit planning. This process maximises the business value, and financially and personally prepares the business owner and family for retirement.

This book applies this Exit Planning Institute process to NZ business. It has two parts:

1) Exit Planning that prepares the business for sale and

2) The business sale process.

It also explains Valuation and the other Exit Options including Management Buyout, Family Transfer, Private Equity and Recapitalisation.

It is the book every business owner should read before they exit their business.

McGechan, B.A. (2021) Selling a New Zealand Business with “No Regrets”: through using Exit Planning to sell the Asset that makes up most of your Wealth., New Zealand: Mobile Language Ltd. ISBN 978-0-473-55860-4.

Find out more information and how to buy this book by going to Bruce McGechan's firm Fealty:
www.fealty.co.nz/book/

Find out more information and how to buy this book by going to Bruce McGechan's firm Fealty:
www.fealty.co.nz/book/

M&A Adviser

  • Selling a business (M&A adviser or business broker )
  • Raising equity
  • Business valuation

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Regulatory license:

  • Business Broker (REA) if applicable
  • Investment Statement (FMA) if applicable

Company: Mandanex Capital

Alternative Assets

  • Providing advice on alternative asset portfolio diversification to fellow AFAs and wholesale investors
  • Advocating for Search Funds

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Regulatory license: Authorised Financial Adviser (FMA).

Company: Sole Trader while we are in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act transition period.

Exit Planning

  • Maximises business sales price
  • Maximises personal wealth


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Certification: Certified Exit Planning Adviser of Exit Planning Institute. Regulatory license: Authorised Financial Adviser (FMA) for financial advice. M&A/Broker (REA) for a business sale.

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Bruce McGechan

Bruce McGechan

I'm a M&A Adviser and Authorised Financial Adviser.

My expertise comes from decades working industries across manufacturing, tourism, beverages, hospitality, digital and creative industries. I started off in Fletcher Challenge New Ventures in 1994, before moving into sales and marketing in DB Breweries, Vodafone, Cardrona, M&P Consulting and Manadanex Capital. I have been and am a company director as well as a board adviser.

I have a Masters of Entrepreneurship (Otago, with Distinction, 2010) with particular expertise in company valuation and fundraising. I also have a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria, Accounting, 1991), and a Diploma in Japanese Studies (Keio, Japan, 1994).

I grew up in Wellington and live here with my wife and two kids, and have also lived in Tokyo, Auckland and Central Otago for many years and spent many months in the US. I have an extensive Asian, American and Australian network.

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