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.

What Startups Need to Know About Exit Strategies

Up and Running

The exit strategy isn’t about you, it’s about your investors. Startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return. The traditional exit strategy.

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.

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

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.

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

Allen's Blog

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesWhat do you do when the perfect job stops being so perfect? Ask yourself these 5 questions to help figure it out.

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

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

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.

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

Here's the Real Reason Why Small Business Owners Aren't Saving for Retirement

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesRetirement savings is clearly a must, so why don't small business owners feel that way?

4 Companies That Can Help You Make Money--By Selling Your Website

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesSometimes the best way to make money off of your website is to sell it.

This Chicago Duo Sold Their Protein Bar Company for $600 Million. 6 Lessons You Can Take From Them

Inc Startups

Peter Rahal bootstrapped a protein bar company to a $600M exit in 4 years. Exit StrategiesHere is how he did it.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.