Frequently asked questions

When is the right time to right time in my companies development to start thinking about exit strategy?


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Ok, so you focus on building strategic value. Tell me again what that means?


Yes! To add a picture follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a picture to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the picture icon and then add an image from your library




Alright, I get what you mean by building strategic value, but tell me what that entails on a practical, day-to-day level.


Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a video to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL
  5. That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box




How does your 4-week strategic evaluation process work and why should I do it?


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How long does the M&A process typically take?





How are your services different from what the M&A group at Goldman Sachs or other investments banks do?





Does hiring you send a negative signal to my board/investors/employees? How will it be perceived?





We don't need a banker. Why would we hire you if everything is going great?





Why would I hire you?






Philosophy:

  • Understanding how to drive strategic value is an important part of the entrepreneurial process and pays dividends regardless of outcome. 

  • Strategic acquisitions are primarily driven by competitive forces. Waiting to do the work until you have an offer or as a plan B is too late. 

  • M&A is a qualitative process much more than a quantitative one. The most successful outcomes come from understanding how to minimize downside risk to decision makers as well as articulating the upside. 

PAUL V. WEINSTEIN

Silicon Valley based M&A Adviser, Investment Bank, Dealmaker

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