Date: January 15, 2015
Location: San Diego, CA
While many CEOs and business owners may remember 2014 as the year they realized that the latest “Great Recession” is finally over, there is one group that is particularly excited to see this recession come to an end: those who are looking to sell their companies.
Over the past 5+ years more business owners have hit retirement age, but many have been unable to sell their companies due to the challenging economic circumstances. Business leaders who grew their companies with the expectation of an exit have been forced to sit on the sidelines waiting for the economy to improve.
Today, interest rates remain near historic lows, there is an abundance of cash on the sidelines, private equity groups and Investors are active, and values are strong. But is now the right time for you to sell your company? Will it sell at the value you need or expect? Do you know what it will take to maximize the value of your company? Are you prepared to put it on the market? If not now, when? Have you maximized your company’s value to realize the best return when you sell?
After years of focusing on survival, it’s time to think about what’s next in the life of your business.
Jeremy Glaser Jeremy serves as Co-chair of Mintz Levin’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Group. He represents technology-based companies in the software, mobile applications, clean energy, medical device, and life science fields.
Kerry Morris Kerry has completed numerous M&A transactions over his 25-year career in San Diego. He managed M&A consulting and corporate finance practices at several CPA firms before joining Shoreline Partners in 2004.
Andreas Schenck After leaving a successful career as CEO of ProfitLine, Andreas started RevCult, a business consulting firm focused on helping companies develop revenue acceleration strategies.