Company succession; information portal on the transfer of companies

The website provides information on how company succession can be successfully managed. In addition to facts about succession and tips, you will find contacts to contact and advice centres as well as information on coaching measures before the handover.


In view of the generational changes that will frequently occur in the coming years, the successful structuring of company succession is of the utmost importance for many entrepreneurs and their employees, but also for the Bavarian economy. In order for business transfers to be successful, it is therefore important to approach them early and systematically. On this website, you will find an overview of what needs to be taken into account when it comes to company succession.

Under the facts about succession, the six most common problems in succession are listed. These include financing the business takeover and not being able to let go of the business owner.

In addition, you will find interesting facts about the succession process. For example, it must be clarified which form of business succession is involved - for example, is it a transfer within the family, the sale of the business or the leasing of the business? In addition, aspects are listed which the transferor should take into account. He should arrange the succession at an early stage, find the right successor, make his company fit and secure the company in the event of inheritance. The successor should also clarify some points, such as choosing the right company and financing. In addition, the Internet portal also offers tips on how the transferor and successor can go into the handover together. You will also find some practical examples of the succession process.

Another information focus is on support and advice. The Bavarian start-up agencies can serve as a contact point if people want to take the path to self-employment by taking over an existing business. In addition, you can use a search mask to obtain the contact details of other advice centres, for example associations in your area. The Internet portal also contains links to further information on possible subsidies and on offers of support and coaching.

The emergency folder section contains tips for unexpected succession issues: What happens to the company if the boss suddenly drops out, for example after an accident or in the course of a serious illness? With an appropriate emergency plan, you can and should prepare for this emergency. For example, it should contain documents for operational procedures, such as powers of attorney and powers of attorney over accounts.

Further sub-items are devoted to links to succession exchanges, publications and events relating to business succession.

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Status: 24.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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