Only 25% of Exits are Successful
We believe that only about 25% of saleable companies have "successful" exit transactions.Learn More
The Exit Can Get You 50% More
It's often possible to sell a business for over 50% more just by designing and executing the exit well.Learn More
M&A Fees vs. Your Proceeds
The important consideration is how much money the shareholders receive, not the fees you paid for the transaction.Learn More
Part of Your Life You Never Get Back
Exiting is not just an under-used business strategy, it's also an under-used life strategy.Learn More
Growth Rate Drives Valuation
Many business owners can find today's valuations confusing...Learn More
Exit of the Year
Our team is proud to have won the exit of the year for this world record transaction.Learn More
Strategic Exits Partners are boutique technology M&A advisors that act solely for technology entrepreneurs and their angel investors. We structure and execute the optimum M&A exit transactions. Our strategic M&A advisors are seasoned veterans of the technology industry. We understand your challenges and opportunities because we’ve had them too. We have founded, scaled, pivoted and sold many types of technology companies in enterprise software, web applications, robotics, AI, SaaS, clean tech, communications, medical devices, hardware, data analytics and many technology disciplines. Because we are also experienced engineers and scientists, we understand your technology quickly and to a great depth.
We develop a company exit strategy that will sell your technology business based on its unique value to a worldwide cohort of acquirers.
Some investment bankers will give your exit its best efforts; for a while. But if the company proves hard to sell, they often move onto the next deal, abandoning you and staining your life’s work. With our Gold-level strategic M&A advisory service, we search the four corners of the world to identify all of the potential acquirers that other investment banks may never have heard of.
Strategic Exits Partners is more than a boutique technology M&A advisory firm. It is also a thought leader on important M&A exit trends in the technology industry. Basil Peters developed the theory of early exits: when it is better to sell a technology company early in its development.
Entrepreneurs and their angel investors can earn a more certain exit years earlier. They do this by avoiding the scaling risk that claims too many companies forced into a rapid-growth strategy. They can eliminate the risk of riding the company over the top by waiting too late to start the exit. Basil literally wrote the book on Early Exits.
Recently, Strategic Exits Partners noted that it is easier to sell a fully-remote company (i.e. one where everyone works remotely with no offices or fixed assets at all) at a higher price than a comparable bricks-and-mortar company. David Rowat explored the reasons why entrepreneurs who start virtual companies create more wealth for themselves and their angel investors. He developed the Founders’ Wealth Creation Formula which compares the wealth earned by the founders of fully-remote companies and bricks-and-mortar companies. During the pandemic and in successive years, much was written about the challenges and advantages of the accelerating shift to remote work, but little attention was focused on why fully-remote companies sell for more. David co-authored a case study for the Harvard Business School (eXp Realty and the Virbela platform case # 9-621-068) that highlights the financial advantages of fully-remote companies. Several of his articles and presentations are included in our blog.
Leonard Zapalowski has further developed the theory of early exits. He has defined and explored four drivers that optimize technology companies for an early exit. He will be publishing several thought-leader articles in 2023 and 2024.
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Strategic Exits Partners – your gold service tech strategic exit advisors and thought leaders in trends in technology.