"Rags to riches to rags in three generations?" You have something more in mind.
We put your wealth to work for you and your family, and keep it working for generations to come.
High Net Worth Individuals
Consistently ranked one of the top 50 wealth managers in the nation, the Beringer Group offers access to a world class network of opportunities, relationships and strategies not available to most investors. Our inside knowledge of asset protection and alternative investments, combined with advanced reporting capabilities and unequaled due diligence, enable us to give clients a clearer picture of what is, and what is possible, than any other advisory firm.
Affluent Family Enterprises
It’s not a good idea to be the last one selling buggy whips. The business that initially generates wealth for a family may only be one piece of a much larger legacy. The most successful families, over the long term, are those who learn to stay on top of trends and create an “enterprise” that nurtures a diverse panopoly of profitable and charitable ventures. The Beringer Group is adept at optimizing these enterprises and imparting the values, strategies and skills that help them succeed.
Privately Owned Businesses
Many business owners spend decades building a successful business and then unnecessarily lose millions of dollars in a few crucial moments in the business life cycle. Keeping a company and transferring it to the next generation requires very different planning than selling it to a third party. Not planning for either puts you in a position where outside forces dictate your future. The Beringer Group can help you to prepare now to be in a position to profit when it matters most.
Many people do pieces of what we do. We are one of the few who bring it all together.
The Beringer Group is a privately held independent advisory firm. We have been working with the owners of substantial privately-held businesses and the heads of affluent family enterprises since 1979.
We have helped our clients make some of the most difficult decisions of their lives. Our strategic succession planning, investment services, tax mitigation expertise and access to exclusive private equity networks has helped us provide clients with innovative, objective, and contemporary solutions to a large number of critical issues.
In the process, we have helped them avoid catastrophic tax consequences, given their businesses and endeavors new life, and provided for their families, their employees and their communities for generations to come.
Only 5% of inheritances survive 3 generations
60% of inheritances disappear by the 2nd generation. 90% disappear by the third
Only 30% of family businesses survive two generations
Only 3 percent of family businesses survive to the 3rd
47% of business owners over 55 hope to sell in three years
Only 10% of these have a legitimate exit strategy
only 38% of business owners implement their succession plans
73% have not focussed on tax mitigation issues in their succession plans
Our managing directors have an average of 25 plus years of experience in the markets we serve.
Theodore A. Beringer
Christopher M. Beringer
John R. Fye
John R. McAlister II
Bradley S. Williams
Linda L. Postorivo
Barry J. Levin
JAMES B ALDRICH
JOANNE M. VANDERHEYDEN
Christopher S. Hughes
John W. Leighbody
Ellen C. Pierce
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by Bradley Williams Based upon conversations that I’ve had with my clients who have been in the process of selling their business during these uncertain times, or who are considering selling soon, I’ve laid out 5 scenarios detailing what may have changed due to COVID-19, and how we can prepare for the environment that we[…]
By Chris Beringer Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player of all time, never skated to the puck, he skated to where the puck was going to be. That level of anticipation made for a great hockey player, but also makes for a great investor. Analyzing trends and determining which new technologies are here to stay[…]
Ted Beringer appears on ‘Project Runway’ finale to support spouse’s message of inclusivity, sustainability and possibility
Anyone familiar with superpower high-net-worth consultant Ted Beringer…and his amazing skill for staying out of the spotlight…was probably not expecting to see him in two episodes of the popular television show ‘Project Runway’ this season. Beringer, founder and CEO of The Beringer Group, one of the most successful high-net-worth consulting firms in the country, is[…]
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The Beringer Group is pleased to announce that our client, Columbia Pipe & Supply Co., has finalized the sale of the company to Ferguson plc. The Beringer Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to Columbia Pipe & Supply Co. Columbia Pipe & Supply Co. is a leading full-line distributor specializing in PVF, plumbing, hydronics, valve[…]
The Beringer Group is pleased to announce that our client, Steinhouse Supply Co. Inc., has entered into an agreement for the sale of the company to Southern Pipe of Meridian, Mississippi effective November 4th, 2019. Steinhouse Supply Co. Inc. was the oldest plumbing supply house in Nashville, Tennessee. Steinhouse Supply Co. Inc., a family-owned and[…]
Our approach was to find the best partner for president Lynn Harrison and his family, and to allow for the continued success of the company and their employees.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Ted is a nationally-recognized financial advisor to some of the wealthiest families in the country. He was also the founder and Chairman of The Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd., a nationwide, full-service, financial services firm.