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by Basil Peters | May 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

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M&A Advisor Fees for Selling a Business

by Basil Peters | January 21, 2015 | 46 Comments

M&A Fees and Advisor Quality

Information about M&A advisor fees for selling a business is surprisingly difficult to find.  I'm not sure why other M&A professionals are reluctant to discuss fees and even less sure it makes sense in today’s online world. This is a current summary of the fees I'm seeing in the market. Since the first version of this post in 2009 there have been a few other posts on M&A fees. Some of the good ones are linked below. I hope you'll share your experiences on fees, or other good

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Don’t Ride It Over the Top Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Amsterdam

by Basil Peters | December 20, 2014 | no responses

Part of Your Life You Never Get Back

This was a presentation to a hundred Dutch investors and CEO's at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit just outside of Amsterdam. In this video I describe the critical importance of exit timing and the dramatic effect it can have on investor returns and the lives of entrepreneurs.

This talk included:

  • How the internet has accelerated everything and shortened company lifecycles
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This Golden Era for Entrepreneurs UBC Sauder School of Business

by Basil Peters | November 1, 2014 | no responses

M&A is the Transition from Innovation to Growth

Lecture to the MBA class: Growing and Exiting a Venture at the UBC Sauder School of Business on why I believe this is a 'Golden Era' for entrepreneurs.

Topics include:

  • There has never been a time before when it was so easy for so many entrepreneurs,
  • to create such valuable companies on so little capital,
  • and sell them so early for so much money
  • The biggest change in the 21st century
  • Big companies and startups today
  • What

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Exit Strategies for European Tech & Life Sciences Companies – Artic 15, Helsinki

by Basil Peters | September 15, 2014 | no responses

Exit Strategies for European Technology and Life Sciences Companies

At the Artic 15 Conference: Exit Path in Helsinki, I describe exit strategies for European technology and life sciences companies. And explain why I believe growing a knowledge-based company in Europe today can be better than building one in Silicon Valley.

Highlights include:

  • Why it used to be easier to grow a company in America
  • Yes, raising capital in Europe is more challenging and why
  • Fortunately, capital is less and less important today
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