Some business owners never plan for a liquidity event. But many private companies, whether self-funded or venture-backed, want to be prepared in the event that a unique M&A opportunity, or the opportunity to go public, presents itself.
When we talk about preparing for a winning exit, we mean positioning the company so you obtain the highest possible value for your equity in a sale of the business or public stock offering. Exit doesn’t necessarily mean relinquishing your control or retiring. It means getting a return on your substantial investment of cash, time, energy and imagination.
Law firms everywhere have teams of M&A and securities lawyers, ready to step in when a deal is imminent to handle the legal work. But they all don’t offer a dedicated attorney with over 25 years’ experience to help you prepare for the process and manage the deal from the inside-of-the-company-out. We urge clients to start preparing for a winning liquidity event long before they know when the deal may happen or what form the deal may take. Early planning positions you to maximize your enterprise value when it counts.