Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 July 2010 Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A. Startup Exit Strategy Thought Piece V7.6

How To Formulate A Founder Exit Strategy

YFS Magazine

Lead business exit plan exit planning exit strategy startup exits succession planningAt the end of the day, some entrepreneurs simple don’t want to bother thinking about this sort of stuff.

Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy

Up and Running

Even if an island in the Maldives isn’t in the cards, if you’re seeking outside investment, an exit strategy is essential. What is an exit strategy? See Also What Startups Need to Know About Exit Strategies. Who needs an exit strategy?

What Investors Are Really Asking When They Ask About Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

In order to have liquidity, there needs to be an exit. Exit StrategiesInvestors put money into risky startups to drive a superior return versus other investments.

Here is Why You Need a Good Startup Exit Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

If you startup is your dream, why would you want to think about an exit? There are two very real and practical reasons why you need to plan an exit: Outside investors want to collect their return. To some, an exit strategy sounds negative.

An IPO Exit Strategy Puts the Entrepreneur at Risk

Startup Professionals Musings

I recently reviewed a good summary of the advantages and disadvantages of an IPO exit strategy for startups in a widely-used textbook “ Entrepreneurship ,” by Robert Hisrich, Michael Peters, and Dean Shepherd.

Simple Need-To-Know on Exit Strategies

Up and Running

What’s an exit strategy? And I once heard one person object to exit strategy as a company moving away from its original location to some other. It was in my mind over the weekend after some smart people objected to exit strategies in plans for investors.

Read Early Exits – Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

Instigator Blog

If you’re an entrepreneur, working at a startup, or thinking about starting a company, you should read Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors by Basil Peters. Basil is leading the charge on demonstrating the values and benefits of early exits.

Which of These 3 Exit Strategies Is Best for Your Company?

Inc Startups

Which of these three exit strategies is right for you and your company

Exit Strategies Videos

Angel Blog

My latest post is a video of a talk I gave on Exit Strategies for Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs at the Angel Capital Association Annual Summit in Atlanta. Topics include: The Current Environment for Exits. The Fact that Most Exits are Under $20 million.

Kim Kardashian Made a Big Mistake By Closing Her Dash Stores

Inc Startups

Dash, Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Exit Strategies

Entrepreneurs: What's Your Exit Strategy? - allensblog - Typepad

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Entrepreneurs: Whats Your Exit Strategy?   One used to hear investors ask the question to entrepreneurs: "what is your exit strategy?"    If one did that, one would have a nice exit. What that, in reality, means is that almost 100% of the exits by technology startups will, for the forseeable future, occur via an acquisition. Nevertheless, I still hear the question ("What's your exit strategy?")

Selling Your Company? When To Say ‘No’ To An Acquisition

YFS Magazine

Exit Strategy Grow exit planning exit strategy mergers and acquisitions selling a businessWe knew if we could continue to double our sales, we could hold off, keep scaling the business, and in the end be in a much better place to sell. And we did just that.

From Foursquare’s Exit Strategy to Designing with Forces

The Product Guy

On Starting Up… [link] A lesson from Foursquare … have an Exit Strategy. Filed under: Weekend Reading Tagged: database , design , exit strategy , forces , foursquare , modular innovation , places , product , startup , User eXperience , vc.

Know Your Exit Strategy From Day One

Inc Startups

Basil Peters, CEO of Strategic Exits Corp., explains why entrepreneurs should choose between the three main exit strategies early on

New Year's Resolution: Update Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Even if your 2015 plans don''t include the sale of your business, take some time to review your exit strategy on an annual basis. By doing so you will be ready for any unexpected circumstances that might necessitate a sale, and you could also uncover some new ways to boost your business value

What's Your Exit Strategy?

Inc Startups

Four-time entrepreneur Joe Apprendi talks about exiting three companies and how his latest--Collective, a New York online advertising firm--could be his home run, an IPO.

The Most Common Misconceptions About Exit Strategies

Inc Startups

Basil Peters, CEO of Exit Strategies Corp, explains the key principle most people get wrong when they sell

Why Every Company Should Have an Exit Strategy

Angel Blog

This is the first in a series of articles on how to design and execute an optimum exit for your company. Every company needs an exit strategy. Ideally, the exit strategy should be signed off by the founders before the first dollar of investment goes into the company.

Dying Isn't an Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

You can''t take your business into the afterlife, so plan for this phase of your business as you would retirement

Your Startup Exit Strategy: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Inc Startups

Hint: It''s never too soon to think about your startup exit strategy

Exit Strategies for Angel Investors Video

Angel Blog

The Northwest Energy Angels invited me to Seattle to talk about exit strategies for Angel investors. Successful investing requires two things - buying right and exiting well. The big ‘new story’ is the large number of small and medium size exits.

Exit Strategy - Creating Strategic Value

Angel Blog

Another reason a well designed and executed exit strategy can increase the business valuation by 50% or more when you sell a business is the ‘strategic value’ The only reason any company buys another company is because they believe: they can increase the value of the company being acquired, and/or. This type of company sale requires some significant skill and protective tactics, but it’s still a great element in an exit strategy.

Where to Self-Educate on Exit Strategies

Inc Startups

Educating yourself regarding exit strategies is key, especially if you have little experience in this area

5 Critical Factors That Affect Business Exit Strategy Timelines

Inc Startups

A finely honed business plan should include a detailed exit strategy. This, often overlooked element clearly outlines the owner''s plan to get paid for their sweat equity at a designated point in time

Yes, You Need an Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Why you need to determine now when and how you are going to cash in on what you have built

What Happens After You Sell Your Company? What These Founders Say May Surprise You

Inc Startups

Acquisition is a promising exit strategy, but it's not seamless--financially or emotionally. Exit StrategiesTake this advice from founders who have done it.

How Will the End of the Iran Nuclear Deal Affect Your Business?

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesHow will the European Union, China, and Russia respond?

The 10-Step Process to Selling Your Business

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesWhen selling, your objective is to get the maximum value; to do so, you'll need to review every step of the 10-point selling process.

Why an IPO Should Probably Not Be Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Basil Peters, CEO of Exit Strategies Corp., demystifies the initial public offering and why it may not be your best option

There seems to be a lack of long-term investment in startups. Why is the 3-5 year exit strategy more desirable than a 10-20+ year timeframe?


Because that 200% is an annualized return, that means if the investor is going to hold for four years before an exit (taking the midpoint between your 3-5), the company needs to be able to generate 2x2x2x2 at exit, or a 16x return. If, on the other hand, the money must patiently wait for its payoff for fifteen years (taking the midpoint between your 10-20), the math goes: 2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2 x2x2 at exit, or 32,768x. Locate the nearest exit

There Is No Retirement--and That's a Good Thing

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesThere is no retirement if you are someone who works with your brain, and you shouldn't anyway.

How Marketing is Key to Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

When it comes time to sell your company, marketing will play a bigger role than you might suspect. Here''s how to prepare. Marketing is not commonly considered part of the mergers and acquisitions process.

Closing My Business: How I Knew It Was Time To Move On

YFS Magazine

Grow Operations closing a business exit planning exit strategyPassion changes. It’s fleeting. And I’m convinced that if we follow it, we’ll never catch it.

Why Your Exit Strategy is Flawed

Inc Startups

You may be planning to sell your business, but your business may not be sellable. These two rules can get you back on track.

3 Tips to Successfully Expand Your Business into the US

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesDeb Noller, CEO and Co-Founder of Switch Automation, explains how to grow your business from an idea into a global enterprise.

Why My Exit Strategy Failed

Inc Startups

Exiting the company you founded is a natural part of entrepreneurship, and it can provide great financial rewards. But the exit also has consequences for you. Today, four years after selling, I have learned that the riches of a successful exit can’t replace the rewards of leadership. In a business sense, I did everything right when I sold my company. But I forgot to ask myself one essential question. In 2007, I had a great chance to sell my business, and I did.

Why Leaving the Company I Founded Was the Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

Inc Startups

The entrepreneur's "big exit" dream is nothing like the start up myths suggest. Exit Strategies

A Bunch of Companies Just Dumped the NRA Due to Core Values Conflict. Are There Personal Relationships You Should Be Dumping Too?

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesDelta doubled down dumping the NRA. Time also for you to cut ties with those who don't share your personal core values.

LearnVest Proves Why IPOs Aren't Your Only Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Online financial planning service company LearnVest sells itself to Northwestern Mutual, confirming that IPOs are not the only successful exits