Why Exits are So Hard to Learn – 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 requires decades of experience
  • Why the real estate market misleads us when we think about exits – how the markets differ
  • The financial markets have changed – what’s motivating M&A buyers today
  • The types of M&A buyers active in the market today and what each type is thinking
  • Big company buyers, medium sized companies and private equity fund buyers

This is the Powerpoint for “How Exits Have Changed in 2012“.

The video for part 2 of How Exits Have Changed is here.

4 thoughts on “Why Exits are So Hard to Learn – Part 1”

  1. Great video Basil … looking forward to part 2.

    I have been wondering when if ever debt is going to get more expensive at least in North America and the long term implications on the investment community. As you suggest there is lots of money looking for what could become a limited supply of “good” investment opportunities. IMHO the aging american population and demographics will play a significant role.

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