Many New Zealand businesses have more than one shareholder, and that's where shareholder protection can become part of a wider risk and succession planning. When structured correctly, this type of insurance is designed to support your company should a shareholder be forced to sell up due to serious illness, injury, or worse, allowing the other shareholders to step up and retain ownership.
Is your business growing and becoming more and more valuable? It may be time to consider shareholder protection insurance. For example, if anything serious happened to a shareholder, would the other shareholders have the money to purchase the vacant shares and retain ownership of the company?
As insurance advisers, we can help you work out whether shareholder insurance is right for you, how much of it you may need, and how to structure your policy to protect the capital value of your business.