Category: Exit Timing

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Exit Timing

The Exit Process and Timeline

by Basil Peters | November 25, 2013 | no responses

Exit Process and Timeline

This video from the Exit Strategies workshop describes the exit process and timeline.

Highlights of The Exit Process and Timeline:

  • For many exits, the biggest question isn't "How Much Can We Get?"
  • Instead "It's How Soon Can We Exit?"
  • The short answer is 6 to 18 months
  • From the time you engage an M&A Advisor, until the cash is in the bank
  • But it can take longer if the company isn't r...

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Exit Strategy

Don’t Ride It Over the Top – Amsterdam

by Basil Peters | September 23, 2013 | one response

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This was a presentation to a hundred Dutch investors and CEO's at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit just outside of Amsterdam. In this video I describe the critical importance of exit timing and the dramatic effect it can have on investor returns and the lives of entrepreneurs.

This talk included:

  • How the internet has accelerated everything and shortened company lifecycles
  • Entrepreneurs now have “Weekenders” whe...

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Angel Investing

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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Exit Timing

Waves of Consolidation – The CEO’s Most Important Job – Part 4

by Basil Peters | April 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

Exits in 2012 - Part 4

This video explains why I believe that not missing the "Wave of Consolidation" may the successful CEO's most important job. How Exits Have Changed in 2012 - Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit - March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas -

Highlights of Part 4:

  • The most devastating reason that companies fail to ...

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Angel Investing

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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