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Family Business Consulting

Whether you’re the founder of a Family Business, or 2nd/3rd generation family member, tab into our focused service groups to help your Family Business thrive for 50+ years of legacy.

UAE Family Office setup
Family Business Services
Stategy and continuity planning
Comprehensive Advisory
UAE Family Office Setup

We help family businesses set up either Single Family Office (SFO) and Multi Family Office (MFO) as per the UAE regulations.

Family Business Services

Series of scenarios and processes put in place for major roles, functions and locations throughout the transition of leadership.

Strategy & Continuity Planning

Handle experts help family business avoid disruption by creating a best-fit framework of developing disruption and complexity management plans.

Generational Shifting & Succession Planning

As GSSP is not a one-size fits all, Handle’s global subject-matter experts have spent decades helping smooth transition of businesses from

Governance & Compliance

Having a governance and compliance framework in place is crucial for a family business to thrive for multiple generations. We have the know-how.

Wealth & Asset Management

As our team have spent years managing families’ wealth and assets, we are well-prepared to help you open bold-new horizons of ROI from your properties.

Family Conflict Resolution & Mediation

Our international family conflict resolutions will help you resolve conflicts, recover your family business and drive a conflict-free future.

M&A and Partnerships

Supporting family businesses in strategic partnerships, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and aligning with suitable partners to ensure long-term growth.

Family Business Organization

From family business setup, to structring or restructuring, we provide guidance on the best organizational framework that help you achieve the best of your business.

Board Matching

Independent non-family board members contribute a lot to family business performance. We apply world-class processes to hand-pick effective members of your family business board of directors.

Founders & Families Managed Services

Uner this umbrella, Handle provides the managed services needed for taxation, legal, risk and crisis management and financial reporting and corporate accounting advisory.

The Board Director’s Programme

BDP equips current and future board members with the knowledge and skillset needed for an effective board membership and true understanding of the role.

How does it work?

01 Understanding

Listen to customer’s brief Study the Environment Define objective

02 Analyzing

Analyze the “Family Business” Consider the “Family in Family Business” Figure out the “Business in Family Business”

03 Designing

Design and assign family office Shape business strategy & governance Outline type of engagement & contracting

04 Planning

Draw organizational structures Plan practice & governance Look forward to 50+ years in Succession & Transition

05 Executing

Deploy & operate Family office mplement wealth & asset ROI maximization strategies Act upon the Deals advised tracks

06 Training

The Board Members’ Program Executive Education & Coaching Functional Training & Development for Family Business Staff

07 Retaining

Put Retention Strategy for Family Business in place Instill a Culture of “Familiness” Synergize between Family and Business

Family-owned businesses contribute 60% of the UAE GDP

Family-owned businesses contribute 80% of the UAE country workforce

UAE Family-owned businesses composes 90% of the UAE private companies sector.

Secrets of UAE Family Business potentials?

How do Family Businesses thrive for 50+ years of Legacy; and lead smooth transition from the founding generation to second and third generations with full preparedness and resilience.

Better Ask Handle!

“Disruption is a day-to-day feature of business that shows up more frequent and intense in Family Businesses. Need expert Family Business deals, disruption, strategy and complexity management advisory? Better Ask Handle!”

Muhammad Fadel,

Managing Partner, Strategy & Complexity

“Potentially originating from a dozen+ causes, conflict is unavoidable in Family Businesses and, if not properly resolved, may end up with a total destruction of the business. Need expert Family Business conflict resolution advisory? Better Ask Handle!”

Ikhlas Thabet,

Managing Partner, Client Relations

“With the direction to enact UAE’s Family Businesses Law, Handle dedicates the majority of its activities and expertise to help UAE Family Businesses thrive for 50+ years. Need expert Family Business advisory? Better Ask Handle!”

Mohamed Abu El-Makarem,

Principal Advisor & CEO

“The legal intricacies on UAE’s Family Businesses add more and more pressures on the overall Family Business performance and threatens sustainability. Need expert Family Business legal advisory? Better Ask Handle!”

Mohamed El Murshidi,

Managing Partner, Legal Affairs