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  • ""
    • Private Banking
    The decision to pursue an outside exit strategy, as opposed to a traditional family ownership succession path, is a difficult one. We lay out several steps that owners who are grappling with this issue can take as they seek to determine the best strategy for themselves, the family and the business.
  • March 07, 2024
    • Private Banking
    Michael Conti, Jeff Miller, Neriah Ray-Saunders, Jack Goryl and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets, and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • Owner to Owner Fall Issue 2023
    October 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we explore strategies for successful communication in a private business, examine factors that come into consideration when debating whether now is time to sell the family business, and review key findings from our inaugural Private Business Owner Survey.
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    October 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Michael Conti, Grant Smith, and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets, and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
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    October 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Executive Director of the BBH Center for Family Business Ben Persofsky discusses four strategies for improving communication in a private or family-owned business.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    A leader’s openness to exploring a future for themselves represents a crucial turning point in beginning the transition journey. We lay out several steps owners can take to begin on the path of a successful business transition.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    BBH Partner Kathryn George, Head of the Center for Family Business Ben Persofsky, and Senior Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson explore the various roles of a family business’s board of directors in succession planning.
  • ""
    August 28, 2023
    • Private Banking
    John Secor and Kyle Gordon discuss a key issue faced by family businesses: the difficulty of managing capital and liquidity demands. They zero in on a critical factor of finding the right balance – patient capital – and provide advice on how family businesses can achieve this important objective.
  • Your business is not your story: a conversation with Murray Nossel, Co-founder of Narativ
    August 16, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we speak with Murray Nossel, co-founder of Narativ, on the value of creating a legacy story, review the potential effects of the Inflation Reduction Act on private business owners, and outline how to establish a dividend policy for the family business.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    Michael Conti, Jeff Miller, Neriah Ray-Saunders, and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets, and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • Murray Nossel
    • Private Banking
    In this issue’s feature interview, we speak with Narativ Co-Founder Murray Nossel about his passion for storytelling, why it’s so important that people – especially business owners – record their stories, and how they can negotiate their legacies.
  • ""
    August 16, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Lewis Hart, our head of corporate banking, reviews the potential effects of the Inflation Reduction Act tax credits and more on private business owners.
  • ""
    August 02, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we sit down with three innovators in women’s health – Dr. Connie Lehman of Clairity; Heather Monroe, LCSW, of Monroe Wellness; and Dr. Katherine Saunders of Intellihealth – to discuss how they are working to change paradigms in their areas of expertise, why preventative medicine is so important, and how the industry is shifting toward more personalized methods of treatment.
  • ""
    July 25, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Principal Adrienne Penta looks at insights gathered from our inaugural Private Business Owner Survey, focusing in on the attitudes of private business owners toward economic uncertainty and investing.
  • Brown Brothers Harriman Private Business Owner Survey 2023
    May 15, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH presents its 2023 Private Business Owner Survey, which was conducted to see how owners are addressing current economic conditions, future succession planning, and family communication dynamics. Read the results.
  • ""
    May 09, 2023
    • Private Banking
    The tax benefits for investing in or founding certain startup businesses can be incredible. Not all investors or founders can take advantage of these benefits, but for those who can, millions of dollars of tax can be saved – and with proper planning, potentially even more.
  • ""
    April 27, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue’s feature article, we highlight an inspiring group of women business owners and leaders and share their insights as they anticipate the opportunities and challenges of 2023.
  • ""
    April 27, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue’s infographic, we look at the state of women business owners and the next generation of women entrepreneurs – why they are starting businesses and how they are doing.
  • Christina Pardy
    April 27, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In “Five Questions,” we speak with Christina Pardy, founder of Sh*t That I Knit, about what led her to start the company, what it takes to be competitive in the sustainable clothing space, and how she navigates challenges.
  • ""
    April 06, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Drew Lichter, vice president of corporate strategy and development at Mobius Risk Group, discusses the advantages of using financial instruments and market strategies to hedge against commodity price risk.
  • ""
    March 30, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In light of recent headlines, Head of Corporate Advisory John Secor looks at cash management options for private business owners.
  • Owning the supply chain to deliver the highest-quality products- a conversation with Dan Phipps, CEO of Red River Foods.
    March 29, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we speak with the CEO of Red River Foods about owning the supply chain, assess pathways to joining (or not joining) the family business, and look at research on how wealth might influence happiness.
  • ""
    March 29, 2023
    • Private Banking
    Michael Conti, Neriah Ray-Saunders, and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets, and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • Dan Phipps
    March 29, 2023
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we speak with Dan Phipps, CEO of Red River Foods, about how the company has approached global expansion, what it takes to ensure the highest-quality products, and where he feels the most excitement in the food industry.
  • ""
    March 29, 2023
    • Private Banking
    We sit down with Adriano Barilla of Barilla Pasta and Brandon Farmer of CSC Sugar for a look at the process of joining (or not joining) the family business through the lens of the next generation.
  • ""
    March 29, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Senior Wealth Planner Ross Bruch shares insights gleaned from research on how money – and in particular, wealth – might influence happiness.
  • ""
    March 07, 2023
    • Private Banking
    BBH Managing Director Lewis Hart shares a three-pronged strategy for effectively managing your business’s liquidity during times of volatility and uncertainty.
  • Christina Pardy
    December 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In our winter Next Gen Spotlight, Mackenzie Dowling sits down with Christina Pardy, founder and CEO of Sh*t That I Knit, to talk about turning your side hustle into a full-time job and giving back to others all at the same time.
  • Pioneering a family winery: a conversation with Vanessa Wong, Nick Peay, and Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we speak with the team behind Peay Vineyards, share a strategy for managing your business’s liquidity during times of uncertainty, and look at fostering resilience in the workplace.
  • ""
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Michael Conti, Neriah Ray-Saunders, and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the economy, credit markets, and private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • Ariel view of winery
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with the team behind Peay Vineyards – Vanessa Wong, Nick Peay, and Andy Peay – to discuss what drove their interest in wine, how they approach winegrowing and winemaking, and how they differentiate themselves in a competitive industry.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    Adrienne Penta, executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth, and Ben Persofsky, executive director of the Center for Family Business, share insights gleaned from recent BBH research on how family businesses can be inclusive in developing future leaders.
  • ""
    October 24, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In this issue’s “By the Numbers,” we look at the significant impact of family-owned businesses in the world and their communities, as well as how they are measuring up on diversity and inclusion.
  • A balancing act: transferring shares in a private business to the next generation
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we look at considerations when transferring private business shares to the next generation, discuss what business owners should be thinking about in this inflationary economy, examine QSBS elections and provide an overview of industrial revenue bonds.
  • ""
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    We provide an overview of the economy, credit markets, and private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    Ali Hutchinson, a BBH senior wealth planner, and Ben Persofsky, the executive director of the BBH Center for Family Business, discuss the different methods for transferring shares in a private business to the next generation and cover the implications families need to consider from both a corporate and tax angle.
  • ""
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Head of Corporate Advisory John Secor looks at challenges business owners are facing in this inflationary economy and discusses how they can navigate this uncertainty.
  • ""
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    John Wert of our Corporate Advisory & Banking team discusses industrial revenue bonds, a creative tool in the marketplace available to U.S. manufacturing companies for domestic capital expenditures.
  • PK Scheerle
    May 09, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we speak with PK Scheerle, R.N., former CEO of GIFTED Healthcare and CEO of NursesEverywhere, about the lessons learned on her path to entrepreneurship, her career-long advocacy of nurses and her latest venture focused on helping to educate the public about their rights to access nursing care.
  • ""
    May 09, 2022
    • Private Banking
    We feature 22 women and share how 2022 is set to be a pivotal year in their professional journeys.
  • ""
    May 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    During a crisis, effective communication is critical for business leaders. We provide our top 10 tips for communicating with key stakeholders during a crisis.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    Engaging and preparing the next generation in the succession planning process can be daunting. We share several components that can help the process run smoothly.
  • Suzanne Brenner and Justin Reed
    December 03, 2021
    • Private Banking
    Adrienne Penta, Executive Director of the Center for Women & Wealth, sat down with Suzanne Brenner, BBH Partner and Chief Investment Officer, and Justin Reed, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, for a candid and insightful conversation on creating a diverse team with an inclusive culture. They explore how and why that may lead to better outcomes for our clients.
  • Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle
    July 13, 2021
    • Private Banking
    We speak with Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle, co-founders and co-CEOs of Sakara Life, who started the company with $700. Now, Sakara Life has delivered millions of organic plant-based meals nationwide, enabling customers to transform their lives through the power of food as medicine.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    Growth, liquidity and control are all interests core to private business owners, but they don’t always align. In the feature article of this issue, we speak with Rob Lachenauer, Managing Partner of BanyanGlobal, and Ben Persofsky, Executive Director of the BBH Center for Family Business, about the complications that arise around these strategic decisions when there are multiple owners with different priorities and how private business owners can best manage these competing interests.
  • Victoria Mars
    June 02, 2021
    • Private Banking
    We sit down with Victoria Mars, former chairman and first corporate ombudsman of Mars, to discuss running a successful family business for 110 years, engaging family members after five generations and leveraging values and principles to maintain focus.
  • ""
    December 02, 2020
    • Private Banking
    For the feature article of this issue, we brought together a group of CEOs in our ecosystem to discuss how they led their businesses throughout the year.
  • ""
    December 02, 2020
    • Private Banking
    BBH Partner Kathryn George speaks with Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz about the emotional challenges that leaders face when their organization is in crisis.
  • Jon Rennert
    July 15, 2020
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, Jon Rennert, CEO of ZOLL Medical, shares how ZOLL was able to quickly ramp up ventilator production to help fight COVID-19, what the future of the office may look like and leadership through crisis.
  • Tyler and Rebecca Morse and family
    January 23, 2020
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Tyler Morse, founder and CEO of MCR Hotels, and his wife and creative partner, Rebecca Morse, to discuss developing the TWA Hotel, scaling the business and working with your spouse.
  • Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., Founder of the Boswell Group
    June 21, 2019
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., the founder of the Boswell Group, to discuss the challenges leaders face, the complexities of leadership in private and family businesses and the common qualities he has seen in the best leaders.
  • ""
    • Private Banking
    Benjamin Persofsky, John Secor and Brett Sovine address the different types of recapitalizations and what to consider when evaluating one. In addition, they zero in on shareholder reorganizations, a common form of recapitalization for families seeking to maintain control of the company during a capital event.
  • Dutch Bros Coffee Warehouse
    March 20, 2018
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Travis Boersma, the founder and CEO of Dutch Bros Coffee, to discuss growing and scaling the business, the importance of people, values and culture and why he’s in the relationship business, not the coffee business.
  • Duy-Loan Le sitting on a green couch
    January 11, 2018
    • Private Banking
    What does it take to succeed as a woman in technology? Duy-Loan Le, the first woman to be nominated and elected to the rank of Texas Instruments Senior Fellow, tells us about her journey and her philosophy on balancing family, work and community.
  • ""
    November 22, 2016
    • Private Banking
    John Secor and Kyle Gordon examine attracting and retaining professional executives in a closely held business. They discuss both the “softer” areas of focus that lead to success in hiring and retaining executives, as well as short- and long-term compensation structures.
  • ""
    May 27, 2016
    • Private Banking
    Head of Corporate Advisory John Secor discusses the importance of proper capital allocation for private company business owners and breaks down how to develop the framework for making such decisions.
  • ""
    December 02, 2015
    • Private Banking
    Head of Corporate Advisory John Secor discusses the factors that can help business owners maximize value in a sale, emphasizing the importance of taking a long-term approach to building value in a business far in advance.

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