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Exit Strategies Workshop Part 3
Every Company Needs an Exit Strategy

by Basil Peters | October 9, 2012 | one response

The third presentation at The Exit Strategies Workshop 2011 explains why every company should have a clear, signed exit strategy.

Highlights of Part 3 - Every Company Needs an Exit Strategy.

  • The exit is just another business process.
  • Companies should be sold - not bought. Why this is such a critical concept.
  • Optimum exits require strategy and planning.
  • A focus on exits is healthy – it does n...

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Why Exits are So Hard to Learn – Part 1

by Basil Peters | April 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

Exits in 2012- Part 1

How Exits Have Changed in 2012 - Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit - March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas -

Highlights of Part 1:

  • Investing is easy - getting our money back is much more challenging
  • Three reasons why it's more challenging to learn about exits than investing
  • Exits just don't happen very often - learning ...

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Exit Timing – Exits are Happening Earlier – Part 3

by Basil Peters | April 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Exits in 2012 - Part 3

How Exits Have Changed in 2012 - Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit - March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas -

Highlights of Part 3:

  • Story of a Vancouver company that was acquired before it's first year end
  • A possible new record - the company acquired by AOL just four days after its product launched
  • Ideal exit timing for your company and ...

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Why Every Company Should Have An Exit Strategy

by Basil Peters | February 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

Every company needs an exit strategy. Ideally, the exit strategy should be signed off by the founders before the first dollar of external investment goes into the company. A good exit strategy, well matched to the characteristics of the business and market, will:

  • improve the probabilities of success
  • shorten the time to exit, and
  • often significantly increase the ultimate exit valuation
This is especially t...

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How VCs Block Exits

by Basil Peters | August 28, 2010 | one response

Most entrepreneurs don’t even know that a VC is likely to block an  exit when they accept the VC’s money. I didn’t when I started out —and neither did my friend who I describe in "Why VCs Block Good Exits". In my first company it wasn’t until the final extraordinary general meeting, when the shareholders were voting to approve the exit transaction, that I actually reali...

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