Author: Basil Peters

Exits Execution

Exit Execution Workshop (Philadelphia) Part 1: Only 25% have successful exits.   Strategic Exits Partner Emeritus, Dr. J. Basil Peters, developed and implemented several new concepts in selling technology companies. His seminal publication: Early Exits demonstrated that entrepreneurs and their angel investors could earn better returns by sell...

Exits Execution

Exit Execution Workshop (Philadelphia) Part 2: Accidental Exits case studies This is the second in a series of eight posts on Exits Execution – the Philadelphia Series. Basil explains the key considerations in executing an optimal exit for your technology company. The Exit Execution series follows the Exit Preparation presentation and Exit Strategies - The Waterloo Series available on the exits.partners blog. This Exit Execution workshop was f...

Exits Execution

Exit Execution Workshop (Philadelphia) Part 3: What does this mean for you? This is the third in a series of eight posts on Exits Execution – the Philadelphia Series. In this session, Basil explodes some of the myths around the theory of exits. The Exit Execution series follows the Exit Preparation presentation and Exit Strategies - The Waterloo Series available on the exits.partners blog. The Exit Execution workshop was first presented at ...

Exits Strategy

Strategic Exits Partner Emeritus, Dr. J. Basil Peters, developed and implemented several new concepts in selling technology companies. His seminal publication: Early Exits demonstrated that entrepreneurs and their angel investors could earn better returns by selling their technology companies earlier in their business development. He also promoted the concept that the company exit was a key business process and should drive the company’s strategic a...

Exits Strategy

This post is number 2 in a five-part series of posts on Exits Strategies. In this post Basil Peters explains how rapid changes in technology and business have created a unique opportunity for acquisitions of early stage and growth stage technology companies. The boom started in the early 2010s and has continued for more than a decade, the longest bull run in history, despite a volatile economy and financial markets upset by the COVID pandemic. This...

Exits Execution

Exit Execution Workshop (Philadelphia) Part 4: Exit timeline This is the fourth in a series of eight posts on Exits Execution – the Philadelphia Series. In this session, Basil describes the four steps in the exits process. The Exit Execution series follows the Exit Preparation presentation and Exit Strategies - The Waterloo Series available on the exits.partners blog. The Exit Execution workshop was first presented at the Angel Capital Asso...

Exits Execution

Exit Execution Workshop (Philadelphia) Part 5: How much work is an Exit? This is the fifth in a series of eight posts on Exits Execution – the Philadelphia Series. In this session, Basil estimates how much total time is required to strategize, prepare, and execute an exit. The Exit Execution series follows the Exit Preparation presentation and Exit Strategies - The Waterloo Series available on the exits.partners blog. The Exit Execution works...

Exits Strategy

In this third episode of the five-part series on Exits Strategies, Basil Peters explains why every company should have an exit strategy. Far from being the last item an entrepreneur considers, in fact, the exit strategy should be the first item on the agenda at startup. The exit strategy drives the business strategy and is a tool to ensure that all the stakeholders are working towards the same goal. Innovative equity vesting plans can also drive align...

Valuation

Valuing a tech company today has to be done much differently than five or ten years ago. In the old days (like 5 or 10 years ago) tech companies were more often valued using old economy methods. These were usually multiples of key financial metrics like profit, revenue and growth rate. This article was written by our Emeritus Founder almost a decade ago. It's a good description of how tech company v...

Exits Classics

How Often Do You See Smart People Leaving a Big Company? Here’s a typical article from a couple of days ago: Microsoft Loses Key Public Sector, Visual Studio, and Bing Execs (UPDATED) The article starts off with: “Several high-ranking Microsoft executives exited the company this week.” And ends ...