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Exits Workshops

Exit Strategies Workshop – Helsinki

by Basil Peters | May 26, 2014 | no responses

Helsinki Workshop

This Exit Strategies workshop was presented at the Artic 15 Conference in Helsinki, Finland May 26, 2014.

There were almost 2,000 entrepreneurs and investors from countries throughout Northern Europe and the Baltics.

Highlights from Part 1 - Exits Have Changed

  • The world is changing
  • Big companies have lost the ability to innovate
  • The best and the brightest now work in startups
  • ...

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Exit Strategies Workshop
Prentice Durbin on Legal Planning

by Basil Peters | | one response

Prentice Durbin

In the tenth presentation at the Exit Strategies Workshop 2012, Prentice Durbin discusses exit legal planning. Prentice describes the essential legal processes which should be started early to ensure a successful exit. He calls this "Planning for Payday".

Highlights of Part 10 - Legal Planning (Planning for Payday):

  • Be prepared. Image and Perception.
  • Reduce transaction stress (save time).
  • Personal tax exempt...

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Exit Strategies Workshop
Steve Lukas on Fear the Representations and Warranties

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Steve Lukas

In the twelfth presentation at the Exit Strategies Workshop 2012, Steve Lukas describes why you should fear the Representations and Warranties.

Highlights of Part 12 - Fear the Representations and Warranties:

  • What is a representation and warranty?
  • What is a covenant? What is a condition?
  • Disclosure, Insurance and Risk allocation
  • Make representations true!
  • Schedule exceptions – i.e.,...

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Exit Strategies Workshop Part 5
Public Buyers

by Basil Peters | October 6, 2012 | one response

Exits Workshop Part 5 Blake Corbet Public Buyers

In the fifth presentation at the Exit Strategies Workshop 2011, Blake Corbett discusses public buyers.

Highlights of Part 5 - Public Buyers:

  • Who has cash?
  • Who is spending it?
  • What this means for small cap technology and industrial companies
  • Public companies are acquiring to drive growth
  • Public company cash balances are the highest in ten years
  • The M&A environment ha...

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Early Exits Workshop – Silicon Valley – Part 1-1

by Basil Peters | | 2 Comments

Silicon Valley 1-1

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

Highlights:

  • Outline of the Early Exits Workshop and how I got started on Early Exits
  • Successful investing requires two things - investing right and exiting well
  • Angels and entrepreneurs would have more fun, and make more mone...

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Early Exits Workshop – Silicon Valley – Part 1-2

by Basil Peters | | 3 Comments

Silicon Valley 1-2

Early Exits Workshop - Part 1-2

Sponsored by the Angel Capital Education Foundation and the Angel Capital Association ...presented at the Angel Capital Association National Summit, Silicon Valley 5, 2010

Highlights of Angel Investing in the 21st Century - Part 1-2

  • What happens to angels and entrepreneurs when traditional VCs invest in our companies?
  • When VCs invest, on average it adds about a decade...

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Early Exits Workshop – Silicon Valley – Part 1-3

by Basil Peters | | 2 Comments

Silicon Valley 1-3

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

Highlights of Angel Investing in the 21st Century - Part 1-3

  • Most M&A exits are under $20 million - because that's what works for the acquirers in today's economy
  • The media does us a disservice by writing stories about the really bi...

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