Category: Exit Timing

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Exit Strategy

Don’t Ride It Over the Top Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Amsterdam

by Basil Peters | December 20, 2014 | no responses

Part of Your Life You Never Get Back

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

by Basil Peters | April 18, 2012 | 2 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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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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Exit Execution – Part 3-2

by Basil Peters | May 5, 2010 | no responses

Early Exits Workshop - Part 3-2

Sponsored by the Angel Capital Education Foundation and the Angel Capital Association ...presented at the Angel Capital Association National Summit, San Francisco May 5, 2010

Highlights of Exit Execution - Part 3-2

  • The exit timeline - why the first question is often "How long will it take?" The honest answer to how long it usually takes
  • Timing is important, when to ...

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It’s a Good Time to Sell a Tech Business

by Basil Peters | May 1, 2008 | no responses

This is a very good time to sell your technology business - so good you might want to accelerate your exit strategy. There is an  interesting article in the April 7, 2008 issue of Business Week titled “Ravenous for Small Tech”. The article reports that while the change in value of mergers and acquisitions in 'all sectors' is down 51% in 2008, compared to last year, the value of 'high technology' M&A is actually up 132%. In a May 2008 ar...

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