Exit Right: How to Sell Your Startup, Maximize Your Return and Build Your Legacy (Hardcover)
Before you sell your company, even the odds.
While a successful entrepreneur may exit a handful of companies in their lifetime, large buyers close deals all the time. Without decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, founders don't have the tools they need to get the best results for themselves, their teams, or the new parent company.
Through dozens of interviews with M&A leaders at the biggest Silicon Valley acquirers-as well as attorneys, bankers, and founders who have been through the trenches-Exit Right delivers the hard-earned lessons that lead to successful exits. From negotiation to valuation to breaking down a term sheet, managing legal costs, and handling emotional turbulence-this unparalleled guide covers every critical aspect of a technology startup sale.
Learn where deals get into trouble, how to create alignment between negotiating parties, and what terms you should care about most. Above all, learn how to win in both the short and the long term, maximizing your price while positioning your company for a legacy you can be proud of.