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
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
Entrepreneurs now have “Weekenders” where they build entire companies in a weekend
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.
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