M&A BLOG

M&A BLOG

Strategic Exits Partners' proprietary research about the robotics industry, analyzing the last 5 years of transactions of 300 exits, and 5,000 investments into 300 global companies. The study finds that although America has traditionally lagged behind Asia in the design and production of robots, it is now positioned to catch up. This is due to America's rapid acquisition of intellectual property in mobile robotics. This new class of robots will ...

M&A BLOG

Strategic Exits is the leading M&A advisor for entrepreneurs in the tech industry.  We design and execute optimum business exit strategies, putting more money into the pockets of founders and their angel investors.  We only provide M&A advisory services on the sell side to technology companies. We focus on the tech industry because we were once founders and executives too.  We have experienced the successes and challenges of tech busines...

Early Exits 2.0

In the fourth video of the Early Exits 2.0 series, Len Zapalowski reveals the four drivers which determine whether your tech company has what it takes to exit early. Early Exits Drivers: IP (Intellectual Property), Core Competencies, 3rd Party Validation, and Market Traction (these are based on Early Exits research of 1,500 tech acquisitions).

Early Exits 2.0

In the third video of the Early Exits 2.0 series, Len Zapalowski examines the reasons why early exits are prevalent in the technology sector. You will learn what is driving this trend, and why as a smaller tech company, full of innovation and "clean sheet ideas," you are attractive to larger companies looking to stay ahead of the competition, continue to grow, and avoid obsolescence.

Early Exits 2.0

In this second video of the Early Exits 2.0 series, I reveal the global trends in Early Exits, and share in-depth analysis and what you can learn as you plan the future of your start up, or raise money for your scale-up. You will learn the types of exits that outperformed the market, and the conditions under which they are the optimal exit strategy.

Early Exits 2.0

This series of videos on Early Exits 2.0 summarizes our research on Early Exits. We analyzed 1500 exits over the last few years. It builds on the original work encapsulated in Basil Peter's book: Early Exits.  In this first video, I explore the early exit trends of technology companies and how to develop an early exit strategy. We conclude that there a four types of early exits and investigate which type of technologies are ...

Fully-Remote Companies

Fully-Remote Companies Means More than Working From Home  During the pandemic, we heard plenty of discussion about remote work, why employees love it, why companies are fighting it, and why we should expect to see hybrid in-office/at-home work styles. It may take some time to work out the bugs, but it is clear that remote work in some form will become a part of the work plan. There was occasional mention of how businesses ...

Fully-Remote Companies

July 11, 2020 Virtual Companies Sell for More Money (and the Founders Keep More of It)  Online presentation to the Keiretsu Forum Northwest Chapter June 16, 2020. Virtual companies (where there is no physical head office and everyone works online) are worth more money when ...

Fully-Remote Companies

This post is based on the presentation David W. Rowat gave on January 23, 2021 to the Sauder School of Business entrepreneurial program at The University of British Columbia, affiliated with Creative Destruction Labs. As the Pandemic Subsides, the Financial Markets Continue Their Exuberance

Early Exits 2.0

Strategic Exits received the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)  of Canada  Exit of the Year award at the 2018 World Angel Investment Summit for the Genesis Robotics transaction. We believe this signifies a world-record high valuation for a pre-revenue hardware exit. It is a prototypical success as an early exit IP company. Our team guided the strategy for...