MeineckeStiftungen als Instrument zur Unternehmensnachfolge

The work shows how (family) companies can be continued in the (former) owner’s interest beyond inheritance or sale through the use of a foundation. It sees itself as a thought-provoking impulse regarding the design of a corporate succession using foundations, as well as an aid to their implementation. When one thinks of succession, the task of giving a company into the best hands is regularly one of the major entrepreneurial challenges. Due to the German economy, which is particularly characterised by entrepreneurship, successful successions are also decisive for the social prosperity of the country. However, studies indicate that about half of the upcoming company successions lack a (suitable) successor. Instead of selling, which does regularly not correspond to the continuing entrepreneurial interest of the owner, a foundation can take over the successor position and thus secure the existence of the company.