In the Swiss SME landscape, the issue of company succession is particularly topical and of great importance. This publication is a joint effort of Lucerne School of Business, Hitz & Partner Corporate Finance AG and Lex Futura AG, and follows the goal of presenting the most typical forms of succession planning in a clear and compact manner, taking financial, legal and tax aspects into account. The primary target audience of our work is entrepreneurs who are looking for a succession solution for their company, as well as the management who wants to enter the entrepreneur’s footsteps. Due to its design with concrete case studies as well as further information on the topic, our publication is also well suited for training and further education on the topic of company succession.