If you are interested to learn more about the importance of successful business transfers, these information are helpful:
More jobs are lost due to failed business transfers, than new jobs are created in start-ups every year (CECOP study, p.2 available here).
Over the next decade up to 500,000 businesses providing 2 million jobs will have to be transferred every year and at least 1/3 of business failures are the consequence of bad transfers (EC SBA Review 2011, available here).
Guidebooks on support to SME policy from structural funds, Nr. 3, available here.
Business take-overs can be a good entry mode for young entrepreneurs, instead starting their own business, LINK
In Germany, between 2014 – 2018 about 135.000 Business Transfers will take place, affecting about 2 Mio. Jobs, more information here.
The importance of instutionalising knowledge and keeping it in the company when the new generation takes over, LINK.
DG Growth section on business transfers – read more here.
Entrepreneurship competence framework 2016, to develop entrpreneurial skills of successors – read more here.