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Why Exits are So Hard to Learn – Part 1

by Basil Peters on April 21, 2012 · 4 comments

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 comments… read them below or add one }

John Thomas May 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thanks Basil! I found your presentation very interesting and enlightening! I look forward to the next instalment! Best regards, JST


Basil Peters May 7, 2012 at 6:54 am

John – thanks for your positive feedback. That means a lot from someone who has completed an exit as big as yours. All the best, Basil


Ian Graham May 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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.


Basil Peters May 13, 2012 at 7:14 am

Ian – excellent question about the cost of debt. I wonder about that every day. I also agree with your point about the boomers. Thanks for commenting.


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