Category: M&A Buyers

Exits Workshops

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...

Exits Workshops

This was an Exit Strategies workshop near Amsterdam at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit - one of the top business schools in the Netherlands. The audience was angel investors, VCs and entrepreneurs from several countries in the region. Key Points from Part 1 - Exits Have Changed Many big parts of the financial ecosystem that worked for a hundred years Don’t work at all anymore - the world has cha...

M&A Buyers

There are several new types of buyers actively acquiring private companies in the $10 to 50 million range. Most CEOs and boards think strategic buyers are the most likely to acquire. This video describes why other types of buyers are often the successful acquirers. Highlights of Part 4 - Types of Buyers: For many companies, the number of buyers is ‘almost unlimited’ Most buyers can be categorized as: ...

Exits in 2012- Part 1

Angel Investing

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 ...

Exits in 2012 - Part 2

M&A Buyers

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 recently A surprising new ty...