We help business owners achieve greater reward from their business through a well structured, gradual sale process to a talented new leader.
Are you sitting on untapped wealth and opportunity in your business? Wealth that won't be extracted if you sell your business outright?
Maybe you still enjoy working in your business but want to work on the parts of the business you enjoy or are good at? Or do you simply want more free time? Or perhaps you're committed to leaving a strong legacy - the kind that's made possible by having a talented person work alongside you to help grow the business and buy you out gradually?
Platform 1 can help you achieve these business sale goals and enjoy the future you've always wanted.
We’ll enable you to work only on those parts of the business you enjoy or where your skills are most valuable. At the same time, we’ll help you plan and implement a staged exit that delivers you more wealth than an outright sale could ever achieve.Read More
Does your business have opportunities that you haven't yet been able to capitalise on? A fresh injection of talent and capital could take your business to the next level and achieve its potential.Read More
Bringing a skilled person with capital to work in your business can often help take it to the next level and make your vision a reality.Read More
"It is well documented that SME business owners often find it difficult to find quality staff to help grow their business. The degree of difficulty in attracting talent is enhanced when the business owner needs senior level talent. There are however talented senior leaders well suited to working in a small business so how are these people found?Read More
"A recent report from Westpac highlights some very interesting aspects surrounding businesses older business owners facing transition. In short, older business owners are less likely to invest in innovation and capital to expand and grow their business as they are very focused on “how to get out” and “spend more time on lifestyle options”.Read More
"We sometimes come across business owners working in their business who explain they have a staff member or members identified who will buy them out when they are ready to exit the business (MBO). This can be a great option and the person is usually someone who is loyal and trusted and often a gradual process is introduced for this person to transition into the business. It can however also be an easy or comfortable option that may not always be the best solution for the business or the owner.Read More
"The expected bulge of baby boomer business exits has attracted increasing speculation throughout the last decade.Read More
"Leadership is core to New Zealand business, the economy and our future. The leadership talent pool available to New Zealand SME’s is shrinking rapidly. The trends show that attracting and retaining leadership talent will fast become an even greater challenge for New Zealand businessRead More