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Family run businesses are a significant segment of any nation’s industrial structure. Exit for family led small and medium businesses happen predominantly through three channels: M&A, IPO or natural death. Unfortunately, many SME family businesses are ill prepared for the ownership transition. Most companies change hands in emergency situations such as illness or death of an owner or partner. Consequently, many SME family businesses (or their heirs) are forced to accept a transaction that is less desirable. Preparing a business for ownership change may bring in many an upside benefits even if the business is not finally sold. The inadvertent benefits that emerge because of planned changes may unbundle the hidden value of the company. In this paper, Browne & Mohan consultants share the approach that could be used by SME family business owners to profit from planned exit.