10 things I wish I knew when I sold my businesses

Jeff Hilimire

I’ve had the fortune to do it twice, once to a private equity company and once to a public company. When selling my first company, we worked so hard on the process of the sale that we inadvertently slacked off on business development (i.e. We felt the pain of that a few months after we closed the sale. Think past the sale itself. It’s easy to get caught up in the dollar signs and deal structure and overlook this important step in the process.