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Basil Peters at the AM&AA Summer Conference 2012

When a saleable company fails to sell, it’s often the seller’s psychology that kills the transaction. Most of the time, the seller doesn’t even know that they were the reason their company failed to sell. This talk describes the seller psychologies that can kill exits. The Psychology of Exits Presented at the Alliance of Merger […]

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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 […]

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Exits in 2012 - Part 2

How Exits Have Changed in 2012 – Presented at the National Angel Capital Association Summit – March 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas – Highlights of Part 2: Boomer buyers – a new category of buyers for companies in the $20 million range Family offices – not a term we heard much in North America until […]

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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 […]

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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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Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century Video Series Presented at New Westminster, BC  ByzHub Meetup on October 20, 2011 The PowerPoint for this talk is available here. Highlights of Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century – Part 1: Everyone living here has enjoyed a very high standard of living. Unfortunately, that’s changing. The […]

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Highlights of Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century – Part 1: Everyone living here has enjoyed a very high standard of living. Unfortunately, that’s changing. The economy has changed. The whole world is changing. Entire countries are bankrupt and more are certain to follow. Lehman Brothers is gone. GM was bankrupt. Why is this […]

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Highlights of Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century – Part 2: Uh, Oh. These are our friends and family! And we really need their money. The solution: Fairness, Alignment and Governance. All built into the structure of the company. More good news is that there are lots of angel investors. Angel Co-Investment – groups […]

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Highlights of Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century – Part 3: Many big companies have so much cash that it’s a problem. Big companies are not the only buyers. There are many more medium and small sized buyers. And an even larger number of successful, wealthy, boomers who have realized they aren’t ready to […]

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Early Exits Overview – Part 3 Presented at the ACA New England Angel Education Series – Boston, MA December 6, 2010. The PowerPoint for this talk is available here. To host an Early Exits Workshop for your group, please contact Chris Major at the Angel Capital Education Foundation. Highlights of Early Exits Overview – Part […]

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