Maximize your value for a successful transition

Transition planning is a big decision and not one to be made lightly. Thinc can help you understand all of your ownership and leadership transition options. Thinc works with you to gain an understanding of your long-term goals.  We develop options for consideration and make recommendations based on the information you provide.  

Maximize your value for a successful transition

Transition planning is a big decision and not one to be made lightly. Thinc can help you understand all of your ownership and leadership transition options. Thinc works with you to gain an understanding of your long-term goals.  We develop options for consideration and make recommendations based on the information you provide.  

Feasibility Study for Internal vs. External Transition

Thinc helps you analyze your transition options.  What options are available and what is best for you?

  • Merge
  • Sell (both internal and external)
  • Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Thinc provides you with modeling that details a planned strategy to reach your goals.  Our objective is to help you make the best decision for you, your team and your business.

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Feasibility Study for Internal vs. External Transition

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Thinc helps you analyze your transition options.  What options are available and what is best for you?

  • Merge
  • Sell (both internal and external)
  • Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Thinc provides you with modeling that details a planned strategy to reach your goals.  Our objective is to help you make the best decision for you, your team and your business.

Valuation

Our team of dedicated professionals provide strategic business valuation services and calculations for both internal and external valuations of the business.

Leadership Transition Planning

The leaders and management in your company will be responsible for executing corporate strategy, as well as any strategic changes to your short and long-term business plans. To support this, we provide a range of specialized leadership training services to guide your company leaders in the right direction.  We also have milestone check-ins to determine if the leadership transition plan is working.

As organizations grow and evolve, leadership must keep up with the changing organization.  Thinc Strategy will customize a leadership development or transition plan specific to your organizational needs. Thinc utilizes DiSC, FIRO B, Myers Briggs, and other personality assessment tools as requested.

Improving business leadership and performance often requires some guidance and mentoring along the way. Our team possesses the insight, experience, and skills needed to kick start your transition plan.

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is the government’s way of compensating business owners who sell to their employees by making stock contributions tax-deductible. It’s also a way of giving employees the opportunity to buy when they can’t outright afford to buy out the owner through shared ownership. Through this plan, business owners can set up a trust fund to cash out of the business by transferring ownership to employees, allowing employees to cash in on stock to hold equity in the company. It’s a win-win exit strategy that is proving to serve both parties, improving and expanding on the success of your business.

Thinc Strategy can assist your business with analyzing if an ESOP is right for you and if so, facilitate the process of converting to either a partial or full employee owned company.

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is the government’s way of compensating business owners who sell to their employees by making stock contributions tax-deductible. It’s also a way of giving employees the opportunity to buy when they can’t outright afford to buy out the owner through shared ownership. Through this plan, business owners can set up a trust fund to cash out of the business by transferring ownership to employees, allowing employees to cash in on stock to hold equity in the company. It’s a win-win exit strategy that is proving to serve both parties, improving and expanding on the success of your business.

Thinc Strategy can assist your business with analyzing if an ESOP is right for you and if so, facilitate the process of converting to either a partial or full employee owned company.

“Thinc Strategy understands how to match culture with goals. We tried acquiring companies on our own. We had limited time and expertise to successfully move through all of the stages in the process. We brought Thinc in to assist us and later realized we needed to let them guide our efforts. Three transactions later, we are more valuable, more profitable, and still growing.”

“Several years ago, Thinc Strategy sold my company for me—handling every aspect from preparing a list for me to accomplish three years before the sale to handling all the issues after the sale. My broker informed me that it was the best deal he had ever seen, all due to Cindy’s expertise, critical thinking, and superb negotiating skills. I welcome the opportunity to talk to anyone that would like to learn more about Thinc Strategy and Cindy’s remarkable abilities. “

“It is so nice to have an advisor that has my company’s best interest in mind. Thinc doesn’t try to “sell” us on anything. Thinc elevates the conversation. They are an integral part of our leadership team.”

“Cindy and I had 3-4 initial meetings with just the two of us. During the first, she listened to my goals, aspirations, what my company does, and our goals for the future. In each session, she assessed and made suggestions, and then she formulated a plan for transition that seemed fair."

"It was so impressive to me how quickly she was able to analyze and understand who we are and what we needed to do to meet our goals. We shared finances with the Thinc team, and they were easily able to understand and help with valuation, as well."

“The Thinc team has a real understanding of our industry, which is unusual because there’s typically a divide between people who understand finance and those who really understand our business. From the beginning, they understood what we do, how we provide our design services, how we are compensated, and how the business of architecture runs. Cindy in particular understands our business and knows the inherent risks in what we do."

“Karen at Thinc helped our team formulate a 5 year strategic plan at the end of last year, including a vision with clear winnable aspirations across the organization, and Cindy translated that strategic plan into a detailed financial forecast to gain alignment with our Board and key managers. The five year plan was really for me a very heavy lift, and Thinc did a nice job breaking it into bite size pieces, working with my executive team to come up with something we could all buy into and have ownership of. What came out of the process was a very helpful framework that we continue to use on a regular basis to align the team both strategically and tactically.”

“When Cindy is with me, she’s totally focused on my issues—it’s one of the things that make her so effective. Thinc has grown and she has gotten very busy, but the service and camaraderie have never suffered. I’ve recommended them many times already!”

“We are a very sales-oriented organization. We had very little marketing presence and needed to go through digital transformation really fast. No one else has the marketing experience I have, and I needed someone who knew more than me that the whole team could learn from. Karen has really helped us transform the role of marketing in the company. Before we were really reactive - when sales needed a deck, we did it. She helped me transform the role of marketing to be a business driver and put a number on it.”

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